College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Sandra Bassendowski
B.Ed., M.Ed., EdD, RN

Office: 118 4400 - 4th Avenue Regina
Phone: (306) 337-3810
Mobile: (306) 596-4614
Fax: (306) 337-3804
Skype: s.bassendowski
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  • Research Interests
    • Scholarship of teaching
    • Technology
    • History of nursing education
    • International education
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative
    • Mixed methods


Petrucka, P., Bassendowski, S., Bickford, D., & Elder Goodfeather, V. (2012, June). Towards building consensus: Revisiting key principles of CBPR within First Nations/Aboriginal context. Open Journal of Nursing, 2, 143-148.

Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Breitkruez, L., Mantesso Partyka, J., Hanson, B., & Ayers, K. (2011, July). Integration of technology to support nursing practice: A Saskatchewan initiative. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics, 15(2).

Petrucka, P., Bickford, D., Redman, R., Bassendowski, S., Redman, A., Yuzicappi, L., ... Bourassa, C. (2011). "Ocanku Duta Amani" or Paths to Living Well for Aboriginal Youth. Research Update: Alberta Centre for Active Living, 18(1), 3-4.

Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., & Salgado, A. (2010). Designing a “Concept Capture” Template: Using a Multi-media model for Learner Engagement. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, & Society, 6(4), 93-100.

Bassendowski, S., Layne, J., Lee, L., & Hupaelo, T. (2010). Supporting Clinical Preceptors with Interprofessional Orientation Sessions. Journal of Allied Health. [Online]. Available at

D’Eon, M., Proctor, P., Bassendowski, S., Udahl, B., Dobson, R. ((2009). Addressing faculty development needs in a large scale interprofessional education initiative. Journal of Faculty Development, 23(3), 5-10.

Petrucka, P., Bassendowski, S., Bourassa, C., LaRocque, K., Smadu, M., Ramsden, V., Whitehead-Poulin, H., McBEth, B., & Wessel, F. (2009). Capacity Building with Regina Mé tis Sports and Culture. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 7(2), 271-280.

Bassendowski, S., & Petrucka, P. (2009). Perceptions of select registered nurses regarding the Continuing Competence Program of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 40(12), 553-560.

Waters, A., & Bassendowski, S. (2009). Serious games for students in healthcare: Engaging a technically inclined generation. Canadian Nursing Informatics Journal, 3(4). [Online]. Available at

Bassendowski, S. (2008). What if…? International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2(2). [Online]. Available at htttp://

Bassendowski, S. (2008). “Their knowledge is deplorable…” Tuberculosis and the nursing profession in Saskatchewan., 1920s-1940s. Saskatchewan History, 60(2), 30-39.

Anonson, J., Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Ralston, A., & Schweitzer, K. (2008). Personal digital assistants in the classroom and beyond: A collaborative initiative between the College of New Caledonia, British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan. Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, 3(2), 4-13.

Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Anonson, J., & Salgado, J. (2008). From Pens to Pods Exploring the Educational Implications of Podcasting. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues, 9(1), 41-51.

Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Debs-Ivall, S., Hall, A., & Shand, S. (2008). Moving from Texts to Portals: NurseONE in the Classroom. Canadian Nurse, 104(5), 33.

Anonson, J., Schweitzer, K., Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Ralston, A., & Ollech, S. (2008). Personal Digital Assistants in the Classroom- and Beyond. Journal of HealthCare Informatics Management, 22(2), 48-51.

Mantesso, J., Petrucka, P., & Bassendowski, S. (2008). Continuing Professional Competence: Peer Feedback Success from Determination of Nurse Locus of Control. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 39(5), 1-6.


Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Arries E (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator). Mama Kwanza (Mother First) Socio-economic and Health Initiative, Canadian International Development Agency. Total: $3,600,000.00 for 2013-01 to 2016-06

Bassendowski S (Principal Investigator), Petrucka P (Co-investigator), Davies S (Co-investigator), Breitkreuz L (Collaborator). iNurse, iTeach, Using mobile applications in client education, MITACS-Accelerate. Total: $15,000.00 for 2012-06 to 2013-01

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator). Paths to Living Well for Dakota Youth: A Visual Collection and Recollection, Project deals with youth and wintercounts CIHR. Total: $20,000.00 for 2012-01 to 2012-09

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Smadu M (Co-investigator), Dietrich Leurer M (Co-investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator). Mama Kwanza: Socio-Economic/Health Initiative, U of S/CIDA (short listing internal LOI) Research Acceleration Grant CIDA Partners for Development University of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2011-08 to 2011-10

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Smadu M (Co-investigator), Dietrich-Leurer M (Co-investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator). Mama Kwanza: Socio-Economic/Health Initiative. UofS/CIDA (short listing internal LOI), Research Acceleration Grant: CIDA Partners for Development University of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2011-08 to 2011-10

Petrucka P (Principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Smadu G (Co-investigator), Bourassa C (Co-investigator). PLAY: Positive Leadership, Legacy, Lifestyle, Attitudes and Activities, Operating Grant CIHR. Total: $60,982.00 for 2011-05 to 2012-05

Petrucka, P., & Bassendowski, S. (2010). E-clean/e-safi: An appreciative inquiry informed approach to e-waste through joint intra-regional and international situational and stakeholder analysis. University of Saskatchewan, $24,300.00

Bassendowski, S. (2009). CRE3ATE: Collaborating for research, education, evaluation, and environments for advancing technological enhancements. Proposal development award, University of Saskatchewan, $1,000.00

Bassendowski, S., & Petrucka, P. (2009). Concept M2Capture. Gwenna Moss Centre's Teaching and Learning Scholar proposal, $2500.00

Bassendowski, S. (2009). A Historical Study of Saskatchewan Registered Nurses in World War I and II. Saskatchewan Heritage, $1,000.00

Bassendowski, S. (2009). Publication grant, $1,950, University of Saskatchewan.

Bassendowski, S., Petrucka, P., Smadu, M., & Stamler, L. (2009). A Longitudinal Study- Research and Evaluation Approach to the Filipino Nurse Recruitment Strategy, $100,000, SaskHealth.

Bassendowski, S., & Petrucka, P. (2009). Integration of Technology to Support Nursing Practice: A Saskatchewan Initiative, $15,000, MITACS ACCELERATE.

Travel Grant from International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to attend a meeting in Ottawa, ON, September 24-25, 2008.

Petrucka, P., & Bassendowski, S. (2008). Enabling Nurses Access to Care Quality and Knowledge through Technology (ENACQKT), $1,175,236, International Development Research Centre.

Bassendowski, S., & Salm, T. (2008). Exploring the pedagogical implications of Second Life, $3,000, University of Regina, Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Bassendowski, S. (2009). History of Saskatchewan Registered Nurses in World War I and II, $1,000, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation.

Bassendowski, S., Wall, P., & Anonson, J. (2008). Nurs 812.3 Leadership in Nursing, $38,700, TEL Program.