College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Jill Bally
BsN, RN, BA(Psych), MN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Office:E4348 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone:(306) 966-7391(306) 966-7391
Fax: (306) 966-6621
Skype: jill.bally


  • Research Interests
    • Pediatric Nursing
    • Family centred nursing care
    • Pediatric palliative care
    • Hope
    • Nursing education
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative

I am a registered nurse and have been a part time member of the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, since 2004. From 2004-2011 I was a clinical facilitator working within the Nursing Education Program of Saskatchewan and the Second Degree Entry Option program. In July 2011, I began full time employment in a tenure track position with the College of Nursing.

I have also been employed as a staff nurse in acute care pediatrics both in Saskatoon, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for over 20 years. I have worked in both the NICU and acute care pediatric units throughout my career, and have gained valuable experience in providing nursing care for a diverse pediatric population and their families with a variety of illnesses. I have an expansive clinical background that informs my clinical instruction, teaching, and research interests.

Research Interests
Currently, my research is focused in two areas. Along with two great interdisciplinary teams and graduate students, I am developing an intervention for parental caregivers who have children diagnosed with life limiting and life threatening illnesses. In addition, we are developing an innovative clinical practicum in nursing with a focus on pediatric oral health in northern Saskatchewan.


Bally, J. (2012). Viewing the art and the science of pediatric nursing through the lens of paradigms: The impact on hope for the future. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 17(3), 215-225.

Spurr, S., Bally, J. Ogenchuk, M, & Peternelj-Taylor, C. (2011). A wellness framework for pediatric nursing clinical practice. Holistic Nursing Practice, 25(6), 298-308.

Holtslander, L., Bally, J., Steeves, M. (2011). Walking a fine line: An exploration of the experience of finding balance for older persons bereaved after caregiving for a spouse with advanced cancer. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 15(3), 254-259.

Spurr, S., Bally, J., & Ferguson, L. (2010). A framework for clinical teaching: A passion-centered philosophy. Nurse Education in Practice, 10(6), 349-354.


Provost's Grant for Innovative Practice in Collaborative Teaching and Learning. Northern Innovative Teaching and Learning Practice in Pediatric Nursing Education: Caring For Kids Where They Live. Total: $10,000.

RBC Nurses Kids Community Development Program Operating Grant. Developing a Psychosocial Support Intervention for Parents of Children with a Life Limiting or Life Threatening Illness Living in Saskatchewan: A Community Based Approach. Total: $40,000.

Bally, J. (2012). Helping Parents of Children with Cancer: A Systematic Review, $9.650, VP Provost Operating Funding and VP Provost/College Equipment Funding.

Bally, J., Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Mpofu, C., Spurr, S., Thomas-MacLean, R., Wright, K. (2011). The Hope Experience of Parental Caregivers of Children Undergoing Cancer Treatment, $5,000, CANO/ACIO (Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology/Association canadienne des infirmiries en oncologie).