Pronouns: she, her
Critical Illness Frailty Health Economics Cardiovascular disease Advanced Practice Nursing
I have varied clinical and administrative experience across multiple care settings. My ICU nursing experience spans adult and pediatric general units, adult specialized cardiac surgery units as well as fixed wing/rotary air and ground transport of ICU patients. In the community I was the palliative home care clinical nurse specialist. I spent a number of years as project lead for multiple quality, patient safety and process improvement projects in cardiology, ICU and emergency departments. My PhD coursework included epidemiology, biostatistics and health economic evaluation. My program of research is focused on clinical and cost outcomes associated with: critical illness, particularly in patients with pre-admission frailty; nursing leadership; ICU nursing turnover; and advanced practice nurses.
Postdoctoral fellow - Network of Alberta Health Economists
PhD - Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Alberta
MN - Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Advanced Studies in Critical Care Nursing - School of Nursing, Mount Royal University
BSN - College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan
Current research activities
As principal investigator
As co-principal investigator
NURS 316 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I (undergraduate)
NURS 125/335 - Nursing Practice - Health Assessment and Nursing Process (undergraduate)
NURS 596 - Foundations in Nursing Research (graduate)
NURS 597 - Understanding Complex Systems (graduate)
Sarah Lartey, PhD student, co-supervision with Dr. Greta Cummings, project: Nursing leadership development within the workplace: Interventions that promote retention of experienced registered nurses in health care settings. 2021-present.
Ian Alagadan, PhD student, co-supervision with Dr. Greta Cummings, project: Impact of nursing leadership style on patient outcomes in ICU. 2022-present.
Prospective graduate students
Please review my areas of research and provide an outline of your proposed research topic and CV by email.
The focus is on applying foundational knowledge of pathophysiology and pharmacology to evidence-informed nursing practice. It highlights the concepts of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics in relation to alterations in health. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 316 or 113.
The focus is on the health assessment of the adult, and expected health assessment findings throughout the lifespan. The course provides a beginning foundation of the nursing process as framework for developing assessment skills and use of clinical technologies necessary for determining client health status and provision of care. Note: Available only to nursing students in the After Degree/After Degree Honors Program or RPN-BScN Program. Students must achieve a minimum grade of C+ in order to progress in the program. Credit cannot be obtained for NURS 335 if credit is granted for NURS 105 or 305.
Explore diverse methods and approaches to formal research inquiry, including Indigenous research approaches. Compare and contrast research methods and practices, including approaches to framing of the research question, generating and analyzing data, presenting and disseminating findings. Increase understanding of research literacy, appraisal of rigour, and roles of research team members leading and participating in research endeavours.
Explore the complex nature of nursing practice in the context of evolving healthcare systems, including fiscal, policy and regulatory environments. Emphasis is placed on models of care delivery, relationships within and between systems, and issues of health inequity, gender, culture, and bias.
A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to PhD-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.