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Associate Professor & Directory of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie - School of Nursing, FoH


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Dr. Macdonald is a Professor and Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Nursing, and Director of the Joanna Briggs Centre of Excellence in the conduct of systematic reviews, Dalhousie University. She has a varied background in clinical nursing including; general surgery, cardio-vascular surgery, public-health nursing, home care, and a decade as a clinical nurse specialist. Her primary focus of research is homecare with a focus on medication safety. She is a member of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Expert Faculty and is an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr. Macdonald is proud to be a nurse!


MSN, University of Southern Maine

PhD, University of San Diego

Research Interests

Home care
Patient safety
Qualitative inquiry 

Notable Awards

Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the University of San Diego in 2011

Recruiting Graduate Students Interested In

Home care, with a focus on quality and safety

Recent Publications

Scopus ID#: 16679537100

Orcid ID#: 0000-0002-0204-6278

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