Krista WilkinsKrista Wilkins, RN, PhD

Contact information

Krista Wilkins
Acting Associate Dean
Associate Professor
Phone: (506) 447-3077
Fax: (506) 453-4519
Email



Education summary

  • PhD (Cancer Control), University of Manitoba, 2010
  • MN, University of Manitoba, 2005
  • BScN, Dalhousie University, 2002
  • BSc Hons., Dalhousie University, 1997

Key area(s) of interest/expertise

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Population health
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Communication
  • Pediatric pain
  • Mixed methods research

Classroom/clinical teaching summary

         Undergraduate Program

  • NURS1011 Nursing as a Profession
  • NURS1032 Professional Relationships
  • NURS1225 Nursing and Wellness
  • NURS3031 Helping Relationships (lab instructor)
  • NURS4175 Clinical Practicum: Integrated Nursing Care

    Graduate Program
  • Nurs6016 Evidence Based Nursing

Research, grants & publications summary

Grants:

  • Beck, K. & Wilkins, K. L. (2016). Childhood cancer and late effects from the perspective of spouses/partners of childhood cancer survivors. Studentship Award ($6,500), Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI), & Beck, K. (declined in lieu of Studentship Award from Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute).  Cancer awareness and practice needs of primary care practitioners delivering post-secondary health services in Atlantic Canada, Summer Studentship ($6,592), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
  • Urquhart, R., & Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation with Wilkins, K. L. as member of expert panel. (2015). Development of a research framework and recommendations – Cancer survivorship ($50,000), Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (co-PI), Rickards, T. (co-PI), O’Donnell, S., & Scott-Storey, K. (2015). Young men, cancer treatment, and intimacy. Seed Funding ($10,000), Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (2015). Strengthening the roles of NPs in delivering PHC to cancer survivor. Harrison McCain Foundation Young Scholars Award ($18,750), University of New Brunswick.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI), & Beck, K. (2015). Supportive care for cancer survivors in the parish nursing context, Summer Studentship ($5,200), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2014). Through the images of cancer survivors: The lived experience of surviving multiple cancer diagnoses, Professional Student Research Award ($4,251), Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2014). The role of NPs in delivering follow-up care to cancer survivors. University Research Fund ($6,966), University of New Brunswick.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2014). Scoping review: Using visual arts methodologies to translate cancer survivorship research into healthcare. Summer Studentship ($5,200), New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2013). Through the images of cancer survivors: The lived experience of surviving multiple cancer diagnoses. New Investigator Award (Population Health Research) ($50,000), Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI), & Burke, D. (2012). Nursing students use photographs to capture the self in caring relationships. Research Grant ($2000), Atlantic Region - Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2011). Cancer survivors speak about second cancer risk through photographs. Professional Student Research Award, ($4,251), Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI) (2011). Cancer survivors speak about second cancer risk through photographs. University Research Fund ($6,982), University of New Brunswick.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (PI), Parker, L., & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). A mixed method study of second cancer risk among cancer survivors. Phase 3: Cancer survivors’ perceptions of their potential risk for developing a second cancer. Category A Grant ($3,847), IWK Health Centre.



Publications:

  • Ramphal, R.,…Wilkins, K., & Rogers, P. (2016). Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer: Principles of care. Current Oncology, 23(3), 204-209. doi:10.3747/co.23.3013
  • Wilkins, K. L. (2016). Research reflections: Making sense of the quality of evidence. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 26(1), 68-69.
  • Wilkins, K. L. (2015). Preliminary data on the lived experience of having multiple cancer diagnoses. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25(2), 226-230.
  • Wilkins, K. L., D’Agostino, N., Penney, A. M., Barr, R. D., & Nathan, P. C. (2014). Supporting adolescents and young adults with cancer through transitions: Position statement from the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 36(7), 545-551. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000103
  • Wilkins, K. L. (2013). Reflections on research: Thinking about evidence. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 23(3), 158.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2012). Taking care of second cancer risk. Cancer Nursing. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e3182164951
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2011). Life after cancer: Living with risk. Cancer Nursing. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e318208f2b3
  • Woodgate, R. L., West, C., & Wilkins, K. L., (2011). Family-centered psychosocial care. In C. R. Baggott, K. P. Kelly, D. Fochtman, & G. V. Foley (Eds.), Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Blood Disorders (Ch. 3, 4th ed.). Glenview, IL: Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses.
  • Wilkins, K.L. (2010). A mixed method study of second cancer risk among cancer survivors (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4236
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Secondary prevention of second cancers in cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35(2), E12-E22.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2008). Designing a mixed methods study in pediatric oncology nursing research. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 25(1), 24-33.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). Supporting siblings through the pediatric bone marrow transplant trajectory: Perspectives of siblings of BMT recipients. Cancer Nursing, 30(5), E29-E34.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2007). An interruption in family life: Siblings’ lived experience as they transition through the pediatric bone marrow transplant trajectory. Oncology Nursing Forum, 34(2), E1-E8.
  • McMillan, D. E., Bell, S., Benson, E. E., Mandzuk, L. L., Matias, D. M., McIvor, M. J., Robertson, J. E., & Wilkins, K. L. (2007). From anxiety to enthusiasm: Facilitating graduate nursing students’ knowledge development in science and theory. Journal of Nursing Education, 42(6), 88-91.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2006). Transition: A conceptual analysis in the context of siblings of children with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(4), 256-265.
  • Wilkins, K. L. & Woodgate, R. L. (2005). A review of qualitative research on the childhood cancer experience from the perspective of siblings: A need to give them a voice. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22(6), 305-319.

Awards, Distinctions

  • Nominated for Young Health Researcher of the Year, NB Health Research Foundation
  • Young Health Researcher of the Month, New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
  • Harrison McCain Young Scholars Award ($18,750), University of New Brunswick
  • Best Abstract Nursing Research Day CANR Award, Canadian Association of Nursing Research (awarded to 1st author for Williams & Wilkins abstract)
  • Merck Lectureship Award, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (This inspirational lectureship is awarded to the abstract which best presents innovative nursing interventions, unique methods of application of theory in practice, or shows initiatives for improving patients' quality of life)
  • Careers in Cancer Research Development Program, New Principal Investigator Meeting, Canadian Cancer Research Conference, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research and Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (funding to cover registration fees and travel)
  • Conference Travel Award, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology ($1,000 to attend Annual CANO Conference in Vancouver in 2013)

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary

  • First Year Navigator
  • Academic Advisor
  • Member of the Graduate Academic Unit, Nursing
  • Member of several Faculty of Nursing and University committees
  • Reviewer for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing & Healthcare (3rd ed.) , Successful Nurse Communication: Safe Care, Healthy Workplaces & Rewarding Careers, BMJ Open, Death Studies, Oncology Nursing Forum, Cancer Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, and Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
  • Member of the following organizations:
    • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
    • Beatrice Hunter Research Institute (Associate Researcher)
    • Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
    • Canadian Cancer Survivorship Research Consortium
    • Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
    • Oncology Nursing Society
    • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Xi Chapter)
  • Curator, Fredericton Region Museum's exhibit, Stories of those affected by cancer