Edith Pituskin, RN, MN (NP Adult) PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing


Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing
(780) 432-8221
4-295 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 1C9


Area of Study / Keywords

cardio-oncology chronic disease precision health health systems biopsychosocial health


While cancer-specific outcomes have improved significantly in the past decades, survivors now represent an entirely new population suffering from multiple chronic and debilitating side effects resulting in physical and major organ dysfunction. My research program has completed several clinical and research projects in this area, the results of which have been practise-changing. As a result of this work, I have developed multiple new collaborations at the University of Alberta (Oncology, Cardiology, Biomedical Engineering, Rehabilitation Medicine), Alberta Health Services, nationally and internationally.  Also, as a nurse practitioner with an active clinical practise, I am also interested in multidisciplinary approaches of care delivery, by personalizing accessibility, efficiency and effectiveness of health services. 


  • PhD (Rehabilitation Medicine), University of Alberta
  • MN (Nurse Practitioner, Adult Oncology), University of Alberta
  • BScN, University of Alberta 


As I am a practising NP, my teaching has been largely focused in the MN NP program. My clinical interests lie in chronic diseases, pharmacology and pharmacotherapeutics, and diagnostic imaging. Regarding trainees, I believe in providing the strongest training environment possible, allowing the graduate multiple opportunities regardless of eventual career trajectory.