College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Mary Ellen Andrews -
Director Nurse Practitioner Program - Assistant Professor
E4220 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
(306) 966-8523(306) 966-8523
(306) 966-6621


  • Research Interests
    • Advanced practice nursing
    • RN (Nurse Practitioners)
    • Rural & remote nursing
    • Vulnerable populations
    • Health education
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative
    • Quantitative
    • Mixed methods

Dr. Andrews first joined the College of Nursing in a contract position teaching in the undergraduate nursing (1997) and Post RN Programs. She was hired into a tenure track position (2007) currently teaching and supervising students in the Master of Nursing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and PhD programs. Dr. Andrews' research interests include rural and remote nursing practice, advanced practice nursing and the delivery of primary health care that addresses the unique determinants of health of a population. She has been involved in numerous local, provincial, national and international committees with a focus on advanced practice nursing. Her professional nursing practice experience includes acute, community, industrial and tertiary care in urban, rural and northern communities. As a Registered Nurse - Nurse Practitioner, she maintains a clinical practice in primary care.


Stewart, N. J., D'Arcy, C, Kosteniuk, J., Andrews, M. E., Morgan, D., Forbes, D., MacLeod, M., L. P., Kulig, J., & Pitblado, J. R. (2011). Moving on? Predictors of intent to leave among rural and remote RNs in Canada. Journal of Rural Health, 27(1), 103–113.

Andrews, M. E., Stewart, N. J., Morgan, D., & D'Arcy, C. (2011). More alike than different: A comparison of Male and Female RNs in Rural and Remote Canada. Journal of Nursing Management.

Andrews, M. E. (2010). Book review, Rural nursing: Aspects of practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(1), 129-131.

Andrews, M. E., Morgan, D., & Stewart, N. J. (2010). Dementia awareness in northern nursing practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(1), 56-73.


Andrews, M. E. (2010). Learning together: Developing interactive health teaching tools, $9,912.84. Faculty Community Development Award: RBC Nurses for Kids Community Development Program, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan.