uc irvine school of nursing center for nursing philosophy 2023 fellow tracey clancy rn, phd

UCI Center for Nursing Philosophy 2023 fellow Tracey Clancy, RN, PhD.

Tracey Clancy, RN, PhD, a tenured, associate professor teaching, and the assistant dean of faculty development within the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, Canada, is the 2023 fellow at the Center for Nursing Philosophy.

Her scholarly interests include nursing’s disciplinary perspective, curriculum development, educational leadership, meaningful work, peer mentorship, teaching presence, authentic learning, and self-authorship.

Clancy received her bachelor of nursing in 1996 from the University of Calgary, having completed her nursing diploma from the Foothills School of Nursing in Calgary in 1988.

She earned her master’s from the University of Calgary in 2008 where she focused on the phenomenon of uncertainty as an embodied space of transformation for defining clinical teaching practice.

In August 2022, Clancy completed her PhD in nursing from the School of Nursing within the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Her doctoral scholarship focused on exploring the meaning of teaching nursing from nursing’s disciplinary perspective and her dissertation is entitled, “Teaching Nursing as a Complex Emergent Discipline.”

Within this fellowship, Clancy will examine teaching nursing as a complex emergent paradigm of complexity that accounts for representations of knowing manifest through a process orientation, an ontology of difference, multiplicity, change, and navigating paradox.