To contribute to the improvement of the health and well-being of older Canadians through building nursing research capacity to both lead and to contribute to interdisciplinary research, practice, education and policy.
Leading excellence in research, collaboration and innovation to improve the health and well-being of aging Canadians.
Hannah O’Rourke, RN PhD Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Dr O’Rourke leads a program of research to design, evaluate and disseminate interventions to promote social connectedness and improve quality of life for living people with dementia.
Lisa Cranley, RN PhD Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Dr. Cranley’s program of research is focused on facilitating a shared approach to decision-making and the use of evidence to improve care delivery in long-term care.
Charlene Chu, RN GNC(c) PhD Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Suzanne Dupuis-Blanchard RN PhD School of Nursing, Université de Moncton
Mary Fox RN PhD School of Nursing, York University
Maureen Markle-Reid RN MScN PhD School of Nursing, McMaster University
Shelley Peacock RN PhD College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Genevieve Thompson RN PhD College of Nursing, University of Manitoba
CGNA2023 pre-conference workshop: "The Tenacious Nurse", April 20, 2023, 1pm-4pm.
We have held events at the Canadian Association of Gerontology and Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association conferences. These have included workshops related to envisioning the future of CNNRA, grant writing, developing programs of research, and the design and evaluation of interventions. Meeting notes for past events can be found below.
Other core activities have aimed to promote visibility of CNNRA and to build relationships among members who will promote the network activities:
Future activities will include workshops at CAG and CGNA to build research capacity among academic and clinical nurses, webinars highlighting gerontological nursing research, inclusion of network member profiles on the CNNRA webpage, and online and in-person networking and mentorship opportunities. We are currently seeking additional grant funding to support the sustainability of CNNRA activities.
For information on the development of CNNRA see: McGilton, K., & Duggleby, W. (2012). The Canadian Network for Nurse Researchers in Aging. Perspectives, 35 (3), p.14-15.
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