Funded projects

Research in the Faculty of Nursing is funded by both internal sources Joy and Nicoleand external agencies.

Below is a list of recently completed and ongoing research projects at the Faculty of Nursing, and their respective funding agencies:

Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (ARNNL) Research Grant

Robert Meadus & Creina Twomey (Co-PI); Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioner Care in Newfoundland and Labrador

Sandra Small (PI), Cindy Murray (Co-I), Caroline Porr (Co-I); Aboriginal Women’s Experience of Smoking during Pregnancy.

Sandra MacDonald (PI), April Manuel (Co-I); Assessing the Impact of a High Fidelity Simulation-Based Education Module on Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Students’ Teamwork, Collaboration and Communication: A Pilot Project.

Kathleen Stevens & Donna Moralejo (Co-PI); Foot Intervention Study Utilizing Commercially Available Infrared Thermometers with Individuals with Diabetes using a Mixed Methods Research Approach.

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Julia Lukewich & April Manuel (Co-PI); Identifying indicators of NCLEX-RN success amongst Baccalaureate Nursing Graduates in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Caroline Porr (Co-PI); Using Standardized Patients to Develop End of Life Therapeutic Communication Skills.

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

Karen Parsons (Co-I); A cross-sectional and case control analysis of physically independent and physically dependent cohort of octogenarians: Part one of the life after 80 study.

Karen Parsons (Co-I); The elder care project: Primary Health for community living old elderly.

CIHR Planning and Dissemination -Institute Community Support Program

April Pike (PI); #HERHEARTMATTERS: The Development of a Web Based Educational Resource for Health Care Providers who Provide Cardiovascular Care to Women.

Julia Lukewich (PI); Dissemination of a National Set of Family Practice Nursing Competencies to Support the Integration of Family Practice Nurses within Primary Care.

CIHR Project Grant

Julia Lukewich (PI); Integrating Registered Nurses into Primary Care Across Canada.

Julia Lukewich (Co-I);Increasing Indigenous Participation in Physician Workforce.

Julia Lukewich (Co-I); Short, medium, and long term effectiveness of interdisciplinary teams and other primary care reforms in Ontario.

 CIHR Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) – Guidelines and Systematic Reviews

Alice Gaudine, Caroline Porr and Sandra Small (Co-I); SPOR Evidence Alliance.

CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Operating Grant: Pan Canadian SPOR Network in Primary & Integrated Health Care Innovations

Julia Lukewich (Co-I); Interventions and Policies Influencing Primary Healthcare Professionals Managing Chronic Diseases: An Evidence Synthesis.

Julia Lukewich (Co-PI); Evolution of primary health care integration strategies for adults with chronic health conditions: A systematic review.

Sandra MacDonald (Co-I); Connecting Policy and Practice through the Health Sectors and Across Health Disciplines.

CIHR Institute Community Support (ICS) Travel Award

Julia Lukewich; Exploring the utility of the nursing role effectiveness model in the evaluation of nursing contributions within primary healthcare: a scoping review.

Centre for Research on Work Place Disability Policy, Seed Funding (SSHRC funded)

Sandra Small (Co-I); When your work makes you sick: Exploring Disability Policies for workers within government funded protective services.

Department of Health and Community Services, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Anne Kearney (Co-PI); Development and Implementation of an Electronic Non-nursing Duties Toolkit to Enhance Quality Care in Regional Health Authorities.

Health Care Foundation of Eastern Health

Anne Kearney (PI);  A multi-phase project to prevent and support occupational stress injury among Registered Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Joy Maddigan (Co-PI); Exploring the Benefits of Nurse-led Community Meetings on an Acute Psychiatric Unit. 

Kathleen Stevens (PI) & Donna Moralejo (nominated PI); Foot intervention study utilizing commercially available infrared thermometers with individuals with diabetes using a mixed methods research approach.

Heart and Stroke Foundation, Newfoundland

April Manuel (PI); Sandra MacDonald (Co-I); Heart and Stroke Foundation Program Evaluation: Risk Reduction Program for Women.

Interprofessional Health Education Faculty Travel Award

Sandra MacDonald (PI); A High Fidelity Simulation-Based Interprofessional Cardiac Arrest Module for Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Undergraduate Students: A Proposal for a Future Pilot Study.

Canadian Lung Association

Sandra Small (PI), Cindy Murray (Co-I), Caroline Porr (Co-I); Aboriginal Women’s Experience of Smoking during Pregnancy.

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Alice Gaudine & Caroline Porr (Co-PI); Clinical Ethics Committees and Ethical Conflicts in Community Health Care.

Memorial University of Newfoundland Cross Campus Initiative Fund

Sandra MacDonald (Co-I), April Manuel (Co-I); Tuckamore: Building an Interdisciplinary Network of Scholarship to strengthen the use of Simulation Resources across Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland School of Nursing Research Grant

Caroline Porr (PI), Karen Parsons (Co-I); Designing a dialect sensitive diabetes educational tool for older adults of rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Karen Parsons (PI), Sandra MacDonald (Co-I); Can interest and attitudes towards older adults be improved in first year nursing students. Evidence from a course in aging at Memorial University School of Nursing.

Julia Lukewich (PI); Exploring Opportunities to Optimize Nursing Resources within Primary Care Organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Julia Lukewich (PI); Understanding Collaborative Primary Care Practice that Involves Family Practice Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador.

April Manuel (PI), Sandra MacDonald (Co-I); Making the Decision to Decline Predictive Genetic Testing: A Phenomenological Study.

Memorial University of Newfoundland Teaching and Learning Fund

Sandra MacDonald (PI), April Manuel (Co-I); Measuring the Effectiveness of high Fidelity Simulation in Interprofessional Education to Foster Teamwork with Senior Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Students.

Alice Gaudine (Co-I);Enhancing Interprofessional Education in Pre- and Post-Licensure Health/Social Care Professional Education in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Newfoundland SUPPORT – Patient Orientated Research Grant

Caroline Porr (nominated PI) & Paula Kelly (Co-PI); Studying Fetal surveillance to understand how nurses' wotk is organized in labor and delivery.

April Manuel (PI) & Karen Parsons (Co-I); The Development of Strategies to Foster Awareness and Accessibility to Services for Seniors Living with Hearing Loss in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Karen Parsons (nominated PI); The Determinants of Nutrition Influencing Community-dwelling Older Adults living in Western Newfoundland: Community Engagement and the Role of Nursing Practice.

Jill Bruneau (PI) & Donna Moralejo (nominated PI), Karen Parsons (Co-I); Implementing and Testing a Cardiovascular Screening Intervention to Promote Healthy Aging.

Kathleen Stevens (PI) & Donna Moralejo (nominated PI); Foot intervention study utilizing commercially available infrared thermometers with individuals with diabetes using a mixed methods research approach.

Caroline Porr (Co-PI); Engaging Mothers and Professionals to Make Mental Health a Critical Item in Primary Health Care.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre of Applied Health Research

Karen Parsons (Co-I); HIV testing in pregnancy: Utilizing women’s voices to inform policy.

Sandra Small & Cindy Murray (Co-PI), Caroline Porr & Andrea Brennan Hunter (Co-I); Knowledge, Needs, and Smoking Behaviours of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Pregnant and Postpartum Women.

Newfoundland and Labrador Centre of Applied Health Research, Healthy Aging Research Program (HARP)

Jill Bruneau (PI) & Donna Moralejo (nominated PI), Karen Parsons (Co-I); Developing and Testing a CV health assessment screening program for healthy aging.

Caroline Porr (PI); Karen Parsons (Co-I), Lan Gien (Co-I); Developing and Testing a Dialect Sensitive and Culturally Appropriate Diabetes Educational Tool for Older Adults of Rural Newfoundland and Labrador.

Karen Parsons (PI); Evaluation of an education program for seniors entitled “Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Program to Enhance Understanding”.

Karen Parsons (PI); Determining the Needs of Community Dwelling Older Adults with Age Association Memory Impairment and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Newfoundland.

Karen Parsons (PI); Inhaler therapy: What is means for children with asthma and their parents/primary caregiver.

Newfoundland Medical Association (NLMA)/Department of Health and Community Services (DHCS) Clinical Stabilization Fund

Julia Lukewich (Co-I); Patterns of avoidable utilization and interventions to address them for Newfoundland and Labrador

Office of Public Engagement Quick Start

Joy Maddigan (PI); Development of a Collaborative Research Partnership with Nurses Practicing in the Mental health and Addictions Program of Eastern Health and Nurse Researchers with MUN School of Nursing

Sandra MacDonald (PI), April Manuel (Co-I); The Sisterhood of Newfoundland General Hospital Graduate Nurses in WW1.

April Manuel (PI); Sandra MacDonald (Co-I); Heart and Stroke Foundation Program Evaluation: Risk Reduction Program for Women.

Office of Public Engagement Accelerator

Caroline Porr (Co-PI); Engaging Newfoundland and Labrador in Designing a Perinatal Mental Health Framework.

Zaida Rahaman (PI), Joy Maddigan (Co-I); Indigenous Youth Mental Wellness: Mobilizing Success through External Partnership and Collaboration.

April Manuel (PI); The Experiences of Individuals living with hearing loss in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Julia Lukewich (PI); Integrating Nurses into the Primary Care setting in Newfoundland and Labrador: The Development of Core Competencies for Family Practice.

President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching

Karen Parsons (PI); April Manuel (Co-I), Caroline Porr (Co-I); Art based inquiry as a mean of interpreting the meaning of caring in first and fourth year nursing students.

Richard Marceau Fogo Island Fellowship

Nicole Snow (PI); Developing a Student Self Reflective Framework and Tool for a Baccalaureate Nursing Program

Zaida Rahaman (PI); Community of knowing: An Aboriginal Partnership in Healing and Health.

Seed, Bridge and Multidisciplinary Fund, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Julia Lukewich (PI); Impact of Family Practice Nursing on Outcomes of Care for Patients with Complex Needs: A Systematic Review.

Anne Kearney (PI); An innovtive approach to prevent and mitigate occupational stress injury among Registered Nurses in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Julia Lukewich (Co-I); Privately financed primary health care nurse practitioners services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Julia Lukewich (PI); Exploring Opportunities to Optimize the Organization of Primary Care for Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes in Newfoundland and Labrador.

April Manuel (PI); The Development of a Database to Identify Predictors of Success on the NCLEX-RN in Newfoundland Nursing Graduates; A Pilot Study

Smallwood Foundation Research Grant

Robert Meadus (PI), Creina Twomey (Co-I);An Oral History of Men Graduates from Diploma Schools of Nursing in NL

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant

Sandra Small (Co-I); Income security and labour-market engagement: envisioning the future of disability policy in Canada.

WW100 Living Memorial Commemorative Fund

Sandra MacDonald (PI), April Manuel (Co-I); The Sisterhood of Newfoundland General Hospital Graduate Nurses in WW1.

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