Krista Wollny, RN, MN, PhD(C)

Pronouns: She/Her
Krista Wollny


Faculty of Nursing

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Phone number

Office: 403.220.7392


Office: PF3229


Educational Background

MN Clinical, University of Toronto, 2015

BSN Queen's University at Kingston, 2011

PhD Epidemiology, University of Calgary, 2022



Krista came to the simulation team with a background in paediatric and neonatal critical care nursing. As a simulation fellow at UCalgary Nursing, she worked on integrating pediatric VSim (virtual simulation) cases into the curriculum. The hybrid approach of combining VSim with hands-on learning helps to reinforce the learning objectives of the simulation experience through repetition in a safe and supportive environment.

She has also adapted the paediatric lab and simulation guides to have more hands-on learning for students. Krista enjoys the simulation lab’s role of providing scaffolding for students to develop in the Zone of Proximal Development. She is currently working on her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Calgary's Community Health Sciences, studying quality care metrics in the paediatric ICU. 


Areas of Research

Nursing education, Simulation, Paediatric critical care, Patient safety and quality care, Epidemiology

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
NURS 497 The Science of Health - IV Winter 2022
NURS 488 Supporting Health - III Fall 2021


  • Teaching Excellence Award 2020-2021, University of Calgary's Student Union. 2021