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Cheryl Besse BScN, RN, MN Assistant Professor - Academic Programming

E4228 Health Sciences, Saskatoon


Cheryl Besse is an Assistant Professor (AP) at the College of Nursing who has taught in the undergraduate and Post RN programs since 1994. Cheryl received her BScN in 1992 from the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. After working in Calgary at Foothills Hospital, she enrolled in the Master's program at the University of Saskatchewan. In 2000, she completed her Master of Nursing Degree. Her area of interest for research was caring and her thesis was titled: "Caring in Palliative Care: A family perspective".

Cheryl's nursing background includes acute care medical/surgical, burns and microvascular plastic surgery, and obstetrics. She has been teaching with the College of Nursing since 1994 in a variety of capacities. She has taught Health Assessment in a variety of different formats including the BSN Basic program, Post Registration BSN program and with Continuing Nursing Education since 1995. Presently, and since 1997, she has been a clinical instructor with 3rd year students on Labor and Delivery/Post-Partum at Royal University Hospital. Most recently, since 2007, Cheryl has also been coordinating clinical and lecturing the Obstetrics theory component to 3rd year students.

In 2010 Cheryl achieved the Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Perinatal Nursing. In 2012 Cheryl was nominated for a USSU Teaching award and also received the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching in the College of Nursing.  In 2015, Cheryl was honored to receive a USSU Teaching Excellence Award. Cheryl is passionate about teaching, caring, nursing and maternal and infant health. She finds tremendous satisfaction sharing this passion when teaching nursing students at the College of Nursing. 

Cheryl lives in Saskatoon and has 2 sons. She can be reached by email at cheryl.besse@usask.ca or by phone in her office (306) 966-6248.