Pauline Paul, RN, PhD
Professor, Faculty of Nursing
- (780) 492-7479
4-219 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 - 87 Ave NWEdmonton ABT6G 1C9
- BScN, Université de Montréal (1981)
- MSc (Nursing), McGill University (1985)
- PhD (Nursing), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta (1994)
Experience and Interests
I have held a number of leadership roles over the years (Associate Dean Graduates Studies in the Faculty of Nursing and Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs also in the Faculty of Nursing). I led the development of the first Bilingual BScN program offered in Canada and continue to teach in that program. I served as President of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing from 2016 to 2018. I am very passionate about nursing education and students are always my first priority. Details about my research and recent publications are offered below
I have conducted research related to nursing education and the history of nursing. Currently I am working in a variety of projects where I use my expertise in qualitative methods. In two of these funded projects the patient population of interest is linked to my clinical expertise in orthopedic nursing.
Currently funded projects:
Beaupre, L, Jones, A. Ferguson-Pell, M., and Paul, P.” Testing the effectiveness of a new smart-phone technology that allows physiotherapist to treat rural residents in their own homes”. Funded by the Arthritis Society, March 2021 to March 2023. $300,000.
Beaupre, L., Jones, C, Dyck, B., Ferguson-Pell, M., Kang, S.H., Mitchell, N, Niwa, L. Paul, P., Ramadi, A., Sadowski, C., & Weeks, C. Preoperative e-Health to Prepare for Elective Total Joint Replacement Surgery: The Prep@Home Randomized Feasibility Trial. Submitted to CIHR, October 15, 2021 We finished 9 in the competition and they funded 8 projects. However, we received priority announcement (patient-oriented research) bridge funding of $100,000 for 1 year. March 2020 to March 2021.
Sadowsky, C, Yasychyn, E., Jones, A., Olson, J., Paul, P., & Yamamoto, S. “Cannabis use in rheumatology patients”. Funded by Alberta Innovate. $330,000. March 1, 2021 – February 28, 2023.
Collaborator with Kleib, M., Nagle, L, & Furlong, T. “Informatics Preparedness among Canadian Nursing Students. A Baseline Assessment”. Funded by WNRCASN. February 2019, - ongoing.
I have been teaching NURS 684: History and Politics in Nursing for a number of years. In Fall 2021 I will be teaching NURS 546, one of the teaching and learning courses of the MN program. At the undergraduate level I teach the two courses in French, SC INF 301 (undergraduate nursing research course) and SC INF 200 a nursing leadership course. Finally I teach NURS 222 in English.
I have listed my most recent publications below. Many of these publications have been with graduate students. I currently supervise 3 PhD student and advise/supervise 5 MN students. I also sit on many student's committees. Over the years I have supervised or been a committee member for 26 PhD students, and 30 master students. I am currently taking both MN and PhD students. Preferably students who are interested in either nursing education, history of nursing, or qualitative methods.
NURS 561 - Guided Individual Study in Nursing
A course designed for in-depth, individual study of a topic related to advanced-level nursing. Learning experiences may include clinical experience.
SC INF 301 - Recherche en sciences infirmières
Introduction au processus de la recherche en sciences infirmières. Le cours comprend entre autres l'analyse comparative d'études choisies qui représentent différentes approches théoriques, méthodologiques, et analytiques. L'accent est mis sur la communication de la recherche, les besoins de l'utilisateur, et le développement des habiletés nécessaires à la critique de la recherche. Note: Ce cours est réservé aux étudiant(e)s du programme BSc inf. bilingue.