Zahra Shajani

Zahra Shajani

Senior Instructor

Faculty of Nursing

Associate Dean Undergraduate Practice Education

Faculty of Nursing

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Phone number

Office: 403.220.3670


Office: PF2238

Administrative Assistant

Brenda Bode


Educational Background

Ed.D. Education , University of Liverpool , 2020

MPH Faculty of Medicine , University of Liverpool , 2013

Bachelor of Nursing Nursing, University of Calgary, 2002


Zahra Shajani is a tenured, senior instructor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary. She is currently the Undergraduate Associate Dean of Undergraduate Practice Education.  She has been at the faculty since 2006, starting as a sessional instructor in clinical practice. She has a broad range of experiences in family nursing, community health, maternal child health, and medical nursing. She has been a co-investigator on funded projects on nursing education, focused on the science of learning and the science of teaching. Shajani has presented at national and international conferences including Canadian Association School of Nursing and National League of Nursing.  She has co-authored a chapter in Canadian textbook of community nursing and family nursing book. Her research interests include faculty development, family nursing, maternal and child health, nursing practice simulation learning. Shajani serves in internal committees within the Faculty of Nursing as well as within the external Aga Khan Institutions.  


Areas of Research

Maternal child health, Critical thinking and reflective thinking in nursing education, Developing the teaching and learning of educators and students