J. David Patterson, MN RN

Pronouns: He/Him
Dave Patterson


Faculty of Nursing

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Phone number

Office: 403.210.6618


Office: PF3244


Educational Background

Bachelor of Nursing Nursing, University of Calgary, 2008

Master of Nursing Nursing, University of Calgary, 2019


Dave Patterson graduated from the University of Calgary with both a Bachelor of Nursing degree and a Master of Nursing degree. His MN was focused on nursing education utilizing interprofessional education simulations.

Dave has been an instructor with the University of Calgary's Faculty of Nursing since 2011 and is also an active Community Health Educator for Alberta Health Services' Calgary Zone Perinatal Education Program.  A previous Level II NICU Nurse, he works with parents and fathers transitioning to their new role. 

Dave is currently a member of the simulation faculty and has taught throughout Terms 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 of the undergraduate nursing curriculum.


Areas of Research

Simulation, Patient Safety, Recognition and response to a deteriorating patient, Interprofessional education, Team communication competencies, Paediatric nursing education, Empathy for the older adult population


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 599 LAB 12 B12 Integrate Nurs Role & Pract VI 2021


  • Hero of the Flood, 2014
  • CARNA Nursing Excellence in Education Award - NOMINEE, College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. 2013
  • Karen Gammie Graduate Scholarship, 2012
  • Nursing Practice Instructor Scholarship, 2012