Faculty & Staff

Dal's Nursing Leaders

Dalhousie’s School of Nursing is home to respected faculty members who are among the world’s leaders in nursing research and education.

Our faculty is committed to expanding nursing knowledge, furthering practice and seeking better health care outcomes. Faculty members accomplish these goals through research, partnerships with health care stakeholders and by educating the next generation of nurses.

 Featured Faculty

Each week we will highlight a member of our faculty at either of our Halifax or Yarmouth sites. Check back often to learn more about our team.

Shauna Houk


Professor Houk is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at Dalhousie University.  She has 25+ years of clinical practice experience in the areas of adult and pediatric emergency and critical care and maintains a current clinical practice in the emergency department.  She has been involved with the development and implementation of curriculum, program planning, and the delivery of education to undergraduate and continuing education students. This has involved classroom and online lectures, clinical instruction, laboratory teaching and testing, and the facilitation of clinical learning.  Her research interests include professional practice, quality care, accountability, and undergraduate student clinical assessment and evaluation.