Kathy WilsonKathy Wilson, RN, MN, PHD

Contact information

Kathy Wilson
Associate Vice President Academic
Associate Professor
Phone: (506) 458-7749

Education summary:

  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of New Brunswick, 1987
  • Master of Nursing, Dalhousie University, 1998
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Studies, University of New Brunswick, 2008

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

  • Acute and chronic pain experience
  • Student and workplace learning
  • Transition to the workplace
  • Curriculum development (graduate and undergraduate programs)
  • Web based learning
  • Trends and issues in professional nursing practice
  • Professional formation
  • Recruitment and retention of aboriginal nursing students

Classroom/clinical teaching summary

Classroom teaching:

Undergraduate Program: 
NURS 1011: Nursing as a Profession, NURS 4185: Trends and Leadership in Nursing, NURS 4165: Integrated Nursing Care.  Caring for people with chronic and acute pain.

Graduate Program:
NURS 6312: Instructional Design in Nurse Education

Clinical teaching: 

Undergraduate Program:
NURS 3073: Clinical Practicum: Acute Health Challenges, NURS 4175: Clinical Practicum: Integrated Nursing Care, NURS 4123 Nursing Families in Complex Situations.

Graduate Program:
NURS 6314/6315: Practica preceptor

Research, grants & publications summary

  • Wilson, K., Getty, G., Perley-Dutcher, L. & Tamlyn, K.  Developing a Framework for Success: Supporting Aboriginal Nursing Students. Atlantic Policy Congress of First  Nations Chiefs (2011)
  • Secco, L., Bulman, D. & Wilson, K. Phase I: Pilot Evaluation of a Virtual clinical Experience    (VCE) Among Senior Nursing Students.   Sigma Theta Tua (2010-2011)
  • Wilson, K. University Nurse Educators’ Constructions of Contemporary Workplaces. University Research Fund  (2009)
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canadian Graduate Scholarship.  Dissertation topic:  Understanding the Experiences of New Graduate Nurses Learning in the Workplace (September 2004 to September 2007)
  • Wilson, K., MacIntosh, J., & Getty, G. (2007). Tapping a tie: Successful partnerships in managing addictions with methadone. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 28(9), 977-996.

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary

  • Co-Chair; Canadian Consortium on New Nurse Research and Innovation
  • Co-Chair: Sub-committee of the New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT) BN-LPN Articulations
  • Project Coordinator: Clinical Models Pilot Project (2005-2006)