Louanna Bethune

Adjunct Lecturer, Respiratory Therapy

Email: lmooney@dal.ca
Phone: 902-473-5436
Fax: 902-473-5115


  • Masters of Health Management Candidate, McMaster University, presently
  • Bachelor of Arts (History), Dalhousie University, 1994
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Dalhousie University, 1992
  • Diploma in Respiratory Therapy, Queen Elizabeth II School of Allied Health, 1997


Louanna earned a BA and BSc from Dalhousie University before she became a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) in 1997. Louanna worked as a clinical RRT until 2010 when she developed the role of Resource Respiratory Therapist at NSHA. Louanna is currently pursuing a Masters of Health Management at McMaster University.


  • Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT)
  • Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists (NSCRT)


  • Dalhousie School of Health Sciences, Halifax, NS. 2017-present
  • Nova Scotia Health Authority, Central Zone, 2010-2017
  • Capital District Health Authority, 1997-2010
  • Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists, 2014-2015
  • Dalhousie Medical School, 2002-2004


RSPT 1500, Clinical Practicum I
RSPT 2000, Principles of Mechanical Ventilation
RSPT 2020, Application of Mechanical Ventilation
RSPT 2030, Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology II
RSPT 2050, Health Practice for Respiratory Therapy

Research Interests

Evidence based medicine and patient safety and quality

Service and activity

  • Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists (NSCRT), Treasurer, 2015 to present
  • Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists (NSCRT), Nominations committee, 2016–present
  • Halifax Grammar School, Parents Activities Committee, 2010- present