Joy is a graduate of the Dalhousie BSc in Nursing Program; and earned a Master’s in Nursing from Athabasca University. She has been a nurse for 17 years with the majority of her time spent in the Emergency department. She worked at the Dartmouth General ER for 10 years prior to moving to sunny San Diego, California in 2004. During her 8 years in California, Joy worked as a fill-time travel emergency nurse for several years prior to going into her true passion — nursing education.
During her time educating in the nursing program, she was a part of a college that built a new nursing department that had a state-of-the art simulation laboratory and interactive learning systems to support instruction.
As the educator of the Med-Surg course, she pioneered the way within the faculty in terms of the creation and implementation of simulation exercises as integrated modules of the curriculum. As the educator of the pharmacology course, Joy designed, produced, implemented, and instructed the first online course to be offered in the nursing program. She was awarded the “Instructor of the Year — Excellence in Teaching” award for these two milestones. In May 2011 Joy was awarded my assistant Professorship. In August of 2012 she moved back to Nova Scotia, to be closer to family.
902-473-2176 | Joy.Zozuk@nshealth.ca