Kathy Wilson

Associate Professor


Nursing, Faculty of

MacLaggan Hall 32


1 506 458 7749

Other titles

Associate Vice President Academic


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

Areas of interest

  • 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 teaching

  • Undergraduate 
    • 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
    • NURS 6312 Instructional Design in Nurse Education

Clinical teaching 

  • Undergraduate
    • NURS 3073: Clinical Practicum: Acute Health Challenges
    • NURS 4175: Clinical Practicum: Integrated Nursing Care
    • NURS 4123 Nursing Families in Complex Situations.
  • Graduate
    • NURS 6314/6315: Practica preceptor

Research, grants and publications

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 and volunteer work

  • 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)