The Art and Science of Graduate Student Supervision

the-art-and-science-of-graduate-student-supervisionCASN is excited to announce the second offering of The Art and Science of Graduate Student Supervision in winter 2018!

Course Description

The supervision of graduate students is both an art and a science. This course is designed to provide an overview of the responsibilities and practices of an effective supervisor. The course addresses Master (course based and thesis) and PhD supervision.  Emphasis is placed on how to support students while they progress through the various milestones of their programs of study. Particular attention is given on how to assist students experiencing challenges.  Questions related to institutional regulations and policies are also considered.  The course provides participants with multiple strategies, and alternatives for success.


  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Pauline Paul, PhD, RN is a graduate from the Université de Montréal, McGill University and the University of Alberta.  She is Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Studies Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, and has extensive experience in the development of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs.  She has taught at all levels from beginning clinical course to PhD courses.  Her research is focused on nursing education, including program evaluation, interprofessional simulation, and the history of nursing.  Pauline is currently the President-Elect of CASN, and was previously Chair of the Accreditation Bureau.