Nursing Excellence in Research Award

College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta


Gwen Rempel never imagined herself conducting research or that her profession would take her across the globe. An associate professor and chair for graduate programs in the faculty of health disciplines at Athabasca University, Gwen has focused her life’s work on nursing research to help parents face their child’s health challenges.


Awards of Nursing Excellence


  • Ph.D. (Nursing) University of Alberta
  • MSN (Clinical Specialization) University of British Columbia
  • BSN University of British Columbia

Teaching & Learning Interests

  • Relationship-based parenting – Circle of Security ParentingTM
  • Philosophical foundations of nursing
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research methods

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Parenting children with complex health issues
  • Resilience and attachment
  • Transition from pediatric to adult care

Professional Associations

  • College and Association of Registered Nurses
  • Society for Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses
  • Women and Children’s Health Research Institute
  • International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM)

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AU Faculty of Health Disciplines

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Last updated: February 9, 2023

Latest Publications

Evaluation of a Video-Based Education Intervention for Parents of Children Undergoing Fontan Surgery: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial


Authors: JK Rehman, GR Rempel, E Williams, L Meakins, ME Bauman, ...

Publisher: CJC Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease