Manal Kleib, MSN, MBA, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing


Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 248-1422
5-112 ECHA Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

Nursing Workforce Readiness Digital Health Nursing Informatics Digital Health Education Nursing Practice with Existing and Emerging Technologies Quantitative Methods Simulation and Virtual Reality



  • PhD, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Alberta, AB, Canada.
  • MBA, Health Care Management, University of Leicester, UK. 
  • MSN, Nursing Education, University of Jordan, Jordan.
  • BSN, Nursing Science, University of Jordan, Jordan. 
  • Diploma in Nursing, Princess Muna College of Nursing, Jordan.


Dr. Kleib is a highly regarded professional with diverse and advanced nursing knowledge and skills in local and international healthcare environments. Her research program focuses on the nursing workforce preparedness and capabilities in digital health.

Current Projects:

Principal Investigator

  • Kleib, M., Arnaert, A., & Nagle, L. (2021). Learning how to provide nursing care in a digital health context. SSHRC Insight Development Grant. 2021-2023.
  • Kleib, M., Strudwick, G., & Nagle, L. (2020). Nurse Leaders’ Self-Perceptions of Informatics Competency: Development and Psychometric Validation of Informatics Competency Self-assessment for Canadian Nurse Leaders (ICS-CNL). 2020 - 2022.
  • Kleib, M., & Jackman, D. (2019). Integration of Electronic Health Record Simulation in Nursing Education. Project Grant from Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, University of Alberta. April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2021.
  • Kleib, M., Nagle, L., & Furlong, K. (2019). Informatics Preparedness among Canadian Nursing Students. Education Research Award Grant from Western and Northwestern Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. April 1, 2019 – May 31, 2022.
  • Kleib, M., Jackman, D., & Witschen, B. (2018). Interprofessional Simulation to Promote Teamwork and Communication among Nursing and Respiratory Therapy Students. Seed Funding from Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund, University of Alberta. May 1st , 2018 – April 30, 2020.


  • Salma, J., Kleib, M., & Tong, H. (2020). Exploring Digital Competence in Older Arabic-Speaking Immigrants: A Community–based Participatory Research Project. SSHRC IDG. 2020-2023.
  • Leidl, D., Kleib, M., Li, H., Press, M., Wilson, J., Banow, R., & Kawula, K. (2020). Exploring virtual reality into clinical nursing education. Collaborative Innovation Development Grant from Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. March 2020 – March 2021.
  • Oliver, M., Punithakumar, P., Boulanger, P., Cohen, J., Ensslin, A., Ferguson-Pell, M., Jaremko, J., Kleib, M., Kawchuk, G., McTavish, L., Ogbogu, U., Smallwood, S., & Thompson, R. (2020). Know Thyself through Virtual Reality. KIAS Cluster Fund from Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), University of Alberta. March 2020-March 2023.


Dr. Kleib’s teaching practice aims to facilitate authentic learning experiences that foster learners’ growth and help them achieve goals they have set out for themselves. At the undergraduate level, she teaches NURS 300 “Health Policy, Health Care Organizations, Change Management,” and NURS 200 "Innovation, Systems Thinking, & Leadership in Healthcare." At the graduate level, she teaches NURS 508 “Healthcare Technology & Innovation”, NURS 568 “Advanced Leadership in Health Systems.” Dr. Kleib works collaboratively with graduate students to advance their research training in areas of interest related to nursing informatics and digital health education and practice. Please contact Dr. Kleib via email to discuss current opportunities.

Selected Awards/Distinctions:


NURS 200 - Innovation, Systems Thinking and Leadership in Healthcare

An introduction to the concepts of innovation, health technology, systems thinking and relational leadership in a healthcare context. The course develops the knowledge, skills and values that foster personal capacity for innovation and relational leadership. Note: Available only to nursing students in the Collaborative Program.

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Featured Publications

Kleib, M., & Nagle, L.

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 2022 July; Ahead-of-print 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000940

Chauvette, A., Kleib, M., & Paul, P.

International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 2022 June; 19 (1):1-11 10.1515/ijnes-2021-0165

Picard, C., Kleib, M., O’Rourke, H., Norris, C., & Douma, M.

BMJ Open. 2022 April; 12 (4):1-5 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055132

Kleib, M., Nagle, L., Furlong, K., Duarte Wisnesky, U., & Ali, S.

Nurse Educator. 2022 March; Online only 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001199

Lysak, D., Palamarek, K., Trieu, J., & Kleib, M.

Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics. 2022 March; 17 (1):1-17

Ali, S., Kleib, M., Paul, P., Petrovskaya, O., & Kennedy, M.

International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2022 January; 127 (104161):1-10 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.104161

Fyshe, B., Dewani, T., & Kleib, M.

Canadian Nurse. 2021 September;

Li, H., Glecia, A., Kent-Wilkinson, A., Leidl, D., Kleib, M., & Risling, T.

Psychiatric Quarterly. 2021 June; 10.1007/s11126-021-09926-7

Lo, B., Nagle, L., White, P., Kleib, M., Kennedy, M., & Strudwick, G.

Healthcare Management Forum. 2021 May; 10.1177/08404704211015428

Kleib, M., Jackman, D., Duarte-Wisnesky, U., & Ali, S.

JMIR Nursing. 2021 April; 4 (2):e26944

Kleib, M., Chauvette, A., Furlong, K., Nagle, L., Slater, L., & McCloskey, R.

JBI Evidence Synthesis. 2021 March; 19 (4):794-841

Kleib, M., Jackman, D., & Duarte Wisnesky, U.

Nurse Education Today. 2021 February; 99

Nagle, L., Kleib, M., & Furlong, K.

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. 2020 October; 6 (3) 10.17483/2368-6669.1256

Picard, C. & Kleib, M.

Canadian Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2020 October; 43 (3):13-17

Nagle, L., Kleib, M., & Furlong, K.

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. 2020 April; 6 (1):1-19 10.17483/2368-6669.1229

Kleib, M., Chauvette, A., Furlong, K., Nagle, L., Slater, L., & McCloskey, R.

JBI Database of Systematic reviews and Implementation Reports. 2019 January; 17 (6):1071-1078

Kuchta, K., Stiegelmar, M., Joffe, R. & Kleib, M.

Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics. 2019 January;

Nagle, L., Kleib, M., & Furlong, K.

Canada Health Infoway. 2019 January;

Kleib, M. & Nagle, L.

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 2018 January; 36 (7):359-365

Kleib, M. & Nagle, L.

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 2018 January; 36 (8):406-415

Kleib, M. & Nagle, L.

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 2018 January; 36 (7):350-358

Vogel, T., Kleib, M., Davidson, S., & Scott, S.D.

JMIR Res. Protoc. 2016 January; 5 (2):2-13

Kleib, M., Simpson, N., & Rhodes, B.

The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing (OJIN). 2016 January; 21 (2)

Evaluation of an Informatics Educational Intervention to Enhance Informatics Competence among Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Kleib, M. & Olson, K.

Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal. 2015 January; 7 (3)

Status of informatics integration in baccalaureate nursing education

Kleib, M., Zimka, O., Olson, K.

Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 2013 January; 45

Kleib, M.

2012 January;

Kleib, M., Sales, A., Beaith, A., Lima, I., & Baylon, M.

CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 2011 January; 29 (5):304-310

Kleib, M., Sales, A., Doran, M., Mallette, C., & White, D.

2010 January;

Continuing Education in Informatics among Registered Nurses in the United States in 2000

Kleib, M., Sales, A., Lima, I., Beaith, A., & Baylon, M.

Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 2010 January; 41

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