Dr. Linda Ferguson

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: preceptorship, mentorship, new nurse transition, interprofessional education, nursing education, teaching excellence, clinical judgement, and clinical decision-making.

Dr. Linda M. Ferguson is a Full Professor in the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan. Her undergraduate, masters and PhD are in the field of nursing, and she has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Continuing Education. She has worked extensively in the field of faculty development within the College of Nursing and the University of Saskatchewan.

She has taught educational methods courses at the undergraduate (nursing and physical therapy), post-registration, masters, and doctoral levels for the past 24 years. Her research has focused on the continuing education needs of Registered Nurses in practice, continuing education needs of precepting nurses, mentorship, preceptorship, teaching excellence, interprofessional education, and the process of developing clinical judgement in nursing practice.

She is currently President of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2012-2014) and the Director of the new Centre for the Advancement of the Study of Nursing Education and Interprofessional Education (CASNIE) within the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan. She currently holds both SSHRC and CIHR funding for studies involving the workplace learning and integration of internationally-educated nurses.

Linda.Ferguson@USask.ca