College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Lorna Butler
Dean - Professor

Office: E4122 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-6241
Fax: (306) 966-6621
Skype: lorna.butler3
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  • Full name: Lorna J. Butler
  • Degrees : BScN, MN, PhD
  • Title: Professor
  • Position : Dean, College of Nursing
  • Affiliations
    • University of Saskatchewan: Associate Member College of Graduate Studies
    • University of Manitoba: Adjunct (Honorary) School of Nursing
    • Dalhousie University: Adjunct (Honorary) Faculty of Health Professions
    • Dalhousie University : Affiliate Member Faculty of Medicine, Department of Urology


Bakker, D., Strickland, J., MacDonald, C., Butler, L., Fitch, M., Olson, K.& Cummings, G. (2013).  The context of oncology nursing practice: An integrative review, Cancer Nursing.  36 (1) ,72-88.

Bakker, D., Conlon, M.,  Fitch, Green, E., Butler, L., M., Olson, K.& Cummings, G. (2012). Canadian oncology nurse work environments: Part II. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 25 (1), 68-89.

Hack, T.F., Carlson, L., Butler, L., Degner, L. F., Jakulj, F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., & Weir, L. (2011). Facilitating the implementation of empirically valid interventions in psychosocial oncology and supportive care. Supportive Care in Cancer.  Published online April 15, 2011. doi: 10.1007/s00520-011-1159-z.

Bakker, D., Butler, L., Fitch, M., Green, E., Olson, K., & Cummings, G. (2010).  Canadian cancer nurses' views on recruitment and retention.  Journal of Nursing Management,18,  205-214.

Bakker, D., Conlon, M., Fitch, M., Green, E., Butler, L., Olson, K., & Cummings, C. (2009). Canadian oncology nurse work environments: Part 1. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership 22(4), 50-68.

Cummings, G., Olson, K., Hayduk, L., Bakker, D., Fitch, M., Green, E., Butler, L., & Conlon, M. (2008). The relationship between nursing leadership and nurses' job satisfaction in Canadian oncology work environments. Journal of Nursing Management, 16, 508-518.

Carey, M., Bacon, M., Tu, D., Butler, L., Bezjzk, A., & Stuart, G. (2008). The prognostic effects of performance status and quality of life scores on progression-free survival and overall survival in advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecological Oncology, 108(1), 100-105.

Downe-Wamboldt, B., Butler,L., Melanson, P., Coulter, L., Singleton, G., Keefe, J., & Bell, D. (2007). The effects and expense of augmenting usual cancer clinic care with telephone problem-solving. Cancer Nursing, 39(6), 441-453.

Price, S., Arbuthnot, E., Benoit, R., Landry, D., Landry, M., & Butler, L. (2007). The art of nursing: Communication and self expression. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20(2), 148-155.


  • Health Informatics
  • Onclogy Nursing- clinical practice

Hack, T.F. (Principal Investigator), Degner, L. (Co-Principal Investigator), Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., & Carlson, L. (2006-2007). Patient-Health Professional Communication in the Context of Cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007; Total: $123,450.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L., Ruether, D., & Degner, L. F. (2006-2007). A survey of oncology professionals' perceived priorities and barriers with respect to the communication needs of cancer patients. National Cancer Institute of Canada. February 1, 2006 to January 31, 2007; Total: $6,290.