Faculty & Staff

 Okanagan College BSN Faculty
 L-R: Erin McFee, Gurpreet Dhatt, Sue Chenoweth, Monique Karlstrom, Carolyn Hawes, Natalie Crang,
Camilla Woods, and Monique Powell (Chair).

Monique Powell


Local: 4354

Office: C220

Monique Powell is a nurse educator at Okanagan College. Monique graduated with her Diploma from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1993, her Post-diploma BSN from the University of Victoria in 2010 and her Master of Science in Nursing with an Education focus in 2016.

Monique has held many positions as a geriatric and community care nurse, developmental disabilities nurse specialist, long term care manager, and nurse educator.  If Monique is not hiking, biking or running throughout the beautiful Okanagan Valley with her husband and their dog Nelson, she enjoys fun down time with family and friends.


Susanne Chenoweth


Local: 4651

Office: C218

Susanne Chenoweth graduated with honors from Lakehead University in May of 1995.  Upon graduation worked in New Hampshire and Maine for many years, relocating back to Canada in 2012.  Susanne has a specialty in Cardiology nursing and has worked in a variety of settings such a Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, Interventional Cardiology, Heart Failure disease management and Cardiac rehabilitation.

Susanne’s passion is around education and self-management.  Susanne is in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Nursing at UBC Okanagan along with a Health and Wellness Coaching certification. She started teaching at Okanagan College in September 2015 and has a love for sharing her knowledge and experience with those entering the profession of nursing.  Outside of work, Susanne loves to spend her time hiking, swimming and enjoying the outdoors.


Natalie Crang


Local: 4857

Office: C218

Natalie Crang graduated with honours from the BCIT RN program in December 2000. While working as a full time RN, Natalie completed her BSN through the UBC post RN BSN program. Natalie’s interest in women’s health and the maternity setting greatly contributed to her completing the BCIT perinatal specialty course in 2004.

Natalie became an instructor for the BCIT BSN program and taught students during their clinical practicum at VGH and Richmond Hospital. In October 2013, Natalie and her family decided they wanted a change of pace, which led to a move up to the sunny Okanagan. Upon moving, Natalie started teaching for Okanagan College and the University of British Columbia Okanagan BSN programs. Natalie has taught across all levels of the BSN program and has really enjoyed the variety of clinical settings.

During her spare time Natalie enjoys camping, cooking, and traveling with her family.


Gurpreet Dhatt


Local: 4604

Office: C218

Gurpreet Dhatt began her career as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Douglas College’s Diploma Program (Vancouver) in 1996. In 2002, Gurpreet received her BScN Degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria. In 2008, Gurpreet graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Master’s in Nursing Degree (Education focus).

While working at Vancouver General Hospital (1997-2012) Gurpreet became a participant in the preceptorship program, she helped guide nursing students through their preceptorship. In 2002, Gurpreet was hired in her first teaching position at Vancouver Community College where she taught in the LPN Pharmacology Upgrade Program. In 2003, Gurpreet accepted the position of Clinical Instructor at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Graduate Nurse International Reentry Program. In 2004, she joined the LPN Department at Vancouver Community College, then, in 2010, joined the BSN Program at Vancouver Community College. In 2012, Gurpreet joined the faculty at Okanagan College.

Outside work, Gurpreet serves as a volunteer in the local community and sponsors children in under-developed countries and travel is a big part of her life.


Carolyn Hawes 

BSN Chair

Local: 4359

Office: C222


Carolyn Hawes is the department Chair of the BSN program at Okanagan College. Carolyn graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of British Columbia in 1986 (Vancouver). She completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing (Educator Option) from the University of Victoria in the spring of 2011. Carolyn’s twenty plus year nursing career saw her in many different nursing roles, from her start in Spinal Cord and Pediatric Intensive Care nursing to becoming a Public Health Nurse, Travel Nurse and an Options for Sexual Health Nurse.

During the three years it took to complete her Master’s degree Carolyn spent a year teaching in the Practical Nursing Program for the College of the Rockies as well as taking on a contract position as a Vaccine Educator for BCCDC in Vancouver before finding a home here at Okanagan College as an Instructor in the BSN Program.

Throughout her career Carolyn has maintained an active lifestyle running, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and enjoying the beautiful hills and mountains surrounding this beautiful province.


Monique Karlstrom


Local: 4575

Office: C218

Monique Karlstrom was born and raised in Newfoundland. She obtained her Registered Nurse diploma from Western Memorial Regional Hospital School of Nursing in 1991. Monique has worked in various roles from frontline nursing to management positions. She was a member of the Skin and Wound Assessment and Treatment (SWAT) Team and held a sharp debridement certification. She worked mainly in the downtown core of Calgary in a multi-site clinic where she specialized in wound care.

In 2006, Monique moved to Kelowna, where she completed her Post Diploma Bachelor of Nursing with distinction from the University of Calgary. 

In 2018, Monique completed her Master of Science in Nursing at UBC-Okanagan. As part of her thesis she completed research titled, Unsafe Student Nurse Behaviours: The perspectives of expert clinical nurse educators.

She taught in the Licensed Practical Nursing program at Okanagan College for five years and since 2012 has been teaching in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Her favorite pastime is spending time with family and friends, and time on her boat.


Camilla Williams


Local 4651

Office: C218

Camilla Williams was born in Sweden and raised in Canada. She graduated in 1992 with a Diploma in Nursing from Okanagan College. Camilla then worked for 10 years in acute and long-term care in various locations in BC and Alberta. In 2002 she graduated with a BSN from Okanagan University College and expanded her experience to community, public health and First Nations Community nursing.

In 2006 she graduated with her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Indiana with an Advanced Practice and Nursing Education focus.

Camilla has been in education since 2001 teaching various contract positions in BSN, LPN and HCA programs until 2010 where she became full time continuing at NVIT (Nicola Valley Institute of Technology - Aboriginal focused post-secondary institution) teaching in HCA and the Access to PN program. She has been an educator at Okanagan College in the BSN program since June of 2012.

Camilla is an avid horseback rider, trainer and competes in team roping.


Erin McFee


Local 4575

Office: C218


Erin received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Okanagan University College in 1999. Shortly after graduation, opportunities took her to the lower mainland to build her career in pediatrics at BC Children’s Hospital. Erin has had the opportunity to positively impact the health of children, youth and their families across a variety of clinical settings ranging from community, to acute, ambulatory and critical care; and through program development, education and research. Erin is currently completing her Masters of Science in Nursing degree through UBC Okanagan. When Erin is not teaching or studying, she enjoys spending time outside hiking, skiing and travelling with her husband and four children.


Science, Technology, Health & Social Development

Office: C245

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Laura Thurnheer, Associate Dean