An associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner program at Athabasca University, where she oversees Canada’s first online NP program, Debbie Fraser also teaches at the University of Manitoba and the University of Toronto. As well, she maintains a practice in the neonatal intensive care unit of the St. Boniface General Hospital.
Debbie is a researcher, author, editor, administrator and, above all, an outstanding nursing educator. For more than 15 years, she has played a central role in NP education programs, helping to shape nursing education and practice in Canada and abroad. In academic and practice settings, in publications, conferences and committees, Debbie shares her expertise in neonatal nursing education and practice, enriching the knowledge base. She is a global contributor, a model educator whose excellence has been recognized since 1989.
Debbie received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Manitoba.