Dr. Diane Campbell

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External Research Associate University of Regina Key Interests:advanced practice nursing, promotion of evidence-based practice, vulnerable populations, maternal and child health, community health.

Dr. Campbell joined the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus as an Assistant Professor in July 2008. She has spent much of her nursing career in community health in urban and remote settings. Prior to her faculty position she was a Clinical Nurse Specialist in maternal/child health with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health program. She is currently the President of the Clinical Nurse Specialist Professional Practice Group which is sponsored by the SK Registered Nurses Association. Dr. Campbell obtained her Diploma in Nursing from George Brown College in Toronto, BScN from the University of Victoria, MN from the University of Saskatchewan, and her PhD in Nursing from the University of Alberta. Her research program revolves around the deployment of Advanced Practice Nurses as promoters of evidence-based practice for health system improvement.

Dr. Campbell was recently a co-investigator on a Canadian Nurses Association Grant entitled “Advancing a Pan-Canadian Primary Care Framework: Optimizing the Role to Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners”. She currently has University of Saskatchewan funding to carry out a study “The Current State of Advanced Practice Nurses Working in Long Term Care in Saskatchewan”. Her most recent teaching assignments include undergraduate courses in Research for Evidence-Informed Practice (NURS205), Therapeutic Interventions for Individuals and Groups (NURS321), Health Systems and Policy Development in a Global Context (NURS440) as well as a Nurse Practitioner graduate course Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing Roles and Primary Health Care (NURS883). Dr. Campbell mentors nursing students as research assistants and is also a member of a number of graduate student committees in the role of chair and advisor.