Jodie Bigalky's clinical nursing background includes obstetrics, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, and general surgery. She has worked in a variety of teaching roles at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Regina site since 2004. She currently teaches in all years of the BSN program as a Clinical Associate and also maintains a casual position on the Labour and Birth unit at the Regina General Hospital. Jodie obtained her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests focus on high-risk pregnancy. Her Master's research was an exploratory study that looked at the prenatal care experience of Aboriginal women. Jodie completed her PhD at the University of Regina. Her research was a narrative inquiry that explored the storied experiences of pregnant women with substance use disorders. She holds current certification in perinatal nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women's Health Nurses.