Dana graduated from the University of Calgary nurse practitioner program in 2018. Previous to becoming a nurse practitioner, she was an RN in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences since 2001. She worked on PCU 112 (acute neurology and neurosurgery) for 10 years before deciding to focus in outpatient neurology. It was when she worked in the Neuromuscular Clinic that she was inspired to go back to school to become a nurse practitioner.
She joined the Alberta Neurologic Centre in September 2019 and is thrilled that she is back practicing neurology and is working with a wonderful team.
In 2018, Dana’s manuscript entitled ‘Self-efficacy theory, quality of life and myasthenia gravis self-management’ was published in the British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
Dana is a wife and mother to three children. In her spare time she is an Irish dance mom, hockey mom and speed skating mom. The Tigner family’s favorite pastime is camping in their little tent trailer in beautiful Kananaskis.