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College of Nursing

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Linda Ferguson
RN, BSN, PGD (Cont Ed.), MN, PhD
Professor

Office:E4206 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone:(306) 966-6264(306) 966-6264
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail:linda.ferguson@usask.ca
Skype: linda.ferguson5
Other:Through Their Own Eyes: Images of Rural Nursing

Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Preceptorship
    • Mentorship
    • Nursing education research
    • Workplace learning
    • Clinical education
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative (Grounded Theory, Interpretive description, PhotoVoice, participatory action research)
    • Quantitative: Mentorship scales
    • Mixed methods

Through Their Own Eyes: Images of Rural Nursing

Publications

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2015, June). Lessons about boundaries and reciprocity in rural-based preceptorships. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 1(2), Article 4.

Ferguson, L. (2014, March). Commentary on How patient-centered are medical decisions? Results of a national survey in JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013, 173(13). Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing.

Risling, T., & Ferguson, L. (2014, February). Communities of Practice in nursing academia: A growing need to practice what we teach. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-8.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013). Multiple lenses: Rural landscape through the eyes of nurse preceptors and students. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(1), 145-159.

Rohatinsky, N., & Ferguson, L. (2013). Mentorship in rural healthcare organizations: challenges and opportunities. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13(2), 149-172.

Rohatinsky, N., & Ferguson, L. (2013). Mentorship in healthcare organizations: managers' perspectives. Management Education: An International Journal, 13(1), 11-20.

Ferguson, L., Ward, H., Card, S., Sheppard, S., & McMurtry, J. (2013, July). Putting the 'patient' back into patient-centred care: An educational perspective. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(4), 283-287.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013, March). "You have to rely on everyone and they on you": Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceptorship. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, 13(1), 4-25.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013, March). Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings: “I would work here for free”. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2), 125-131.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2012). Abstract: Prairie landscapes in learning. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 18(Suppl. 1), 107.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Ferguson, L. (2012). A Student evaluation workshop with rural nursing preceptors. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 28(3), 125-131.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Ferguson, L. (2011, September). The challenge of evaluation in rural preceptorships. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 11(2).

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., Luhanga, F., Billay, D., & Grundy, Q. (2011). The process of developing a framework to guide rural nurse preceptors in the evaluation of student performance. Nurse Education in Practice, 11, 76-80.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Ferguson, L. (2011). Preceptored students in rural settings want feedback. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1), Article 5.

Ferguson, L. M. (2011). From the perspective of new nurses: What do effective mentors look like in practice? Nurse Education in Practice, 11, 119-123.

MacDonald, M., Bally, J., Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., Murray, L., & Anonson, J. (2010). Knowledge of the professional roles of others: An interprofessional competency. Nursing Education Today, 10, 238-242.

Spurr, S., Bally, J., & Ferguson, L. (2010). A framework for clinical teaching: A passion-centered philosophy. Nursing Education in Practice, 10(6), 327-332.

Grants

Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator), Rohatinsky N (Co-investigator), Graham-Marrs H (Co-investigator). Facilitating Workplace Learning for Internationally-Educated Workers and Students, and their Canadian Counterparts: A Participatory Action Project., The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry project, guided by Interpretive Description, is to explore and understand the experiences of non-Western, non-English-speaking international immigrants, as students within field placements and as professionals in ethnoculturally and/or racially diverse workplace learning relationships, which could be constituted as racialized learning relations. The workplace learning relationships we will be exploring are of two types with similar processes: preceptorships and mentorships. As an outcome, we will design an online learning module to implement anti-racist and culturally safe relationships in workplace experiential learning. SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Funded. Total: $218,062.00 for 2014-05-01 to 2017-05-01

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). U-STEP grant to support undergraduate student engagement in data analysis for the project, "Online Lecture Capture to Enhance Student Learning", Awarded to support an undergraduate student engagement in research University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-06 to 2013-08

Racine L (Principal Investigator), Ferguson L (Co-principal Investigator), Udod S (Co-investigator), Maposa S (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator). Understanding Internationally Educated Nurses' Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration in Canadian Nursing Workplaces: Designing Culturally Competent and Evidence-Based Retention Programs, CIHR and the Regional Partnership Program. Total: $152,080.00 for 2012-10 to 2014-09

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Card S (Co-investigator), Sheppard S (Co-investigator), Ward H (Co-investigator), Evans B (Co-investigator), Levesque K (Co-investigator). Achieving Collaborative Excellence (ACE) Projects, Incorporating Patients in Collaborative Patient Care: The “Why?” is evident but “How?” Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan.. Total: $10,000.00 for 2010

Ferguson L (Co-principal Investigator), Yonge O (Co-principal Investigator), Myrick F (Co-principal Investigator). Voices and Photographs of Rural Nursing, Unknown Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Total: $132,500.00 for 2008 to 2012

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). Student employment in the SSHRC Project: Preceptorship, Paving the Way for Mentorship of New Nurses in Nursing Practice USTEP program, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $3,500.00 for 2009

Card S (Principal Investigator), Ferguson L (Co-investigator), Sheppard S (Co-investigator), Evans B (Co-investigator), Levesque K (Co-investigator). Achieving Collaborative Excellence (ACE), Survey of the Collaborative Work Environment on an Educational Medicine Acute Care Unit. Identifying Perceptions of Collaboration and Interprofessional Health Care Roles Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2009 to 2011

Ward H (Principal Investigator), Ferguson L (Co-investigator), Card S (Co-investigator), Sheppard S (Co-investigator), Ludwig S (Co-investigator), Evans B (Co-investigator), Levesque K (Co-investigator). Achieving Collaborative Excellence, COPD Simulated Team Scenario (STS) - a pilot case-based virtual learning tool for interprofessional education and practice Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2009 to 2011-06

Ferguson L (Co-principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator). Exploring the Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses in Urban and Rural Workplaces in Saskatoon, President’s SSHRC Fund, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $5,000.00 for 2008 to 2010

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). Educational Research for Nursing and Professional Healthcare Students, Instructure funding to support educational research through creation of a qualitative research laboratory of three rooms. Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Total: $136,800.00 for 2008 to 2015

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). Proposal Development Assistance Grant for preparation of the SSHRC Insight Grant, "A critical ethnography of the experiences of aboriginal and non-Western immigrant learners in cross-racial workplace learning relationships", University of Saskatchewan. Total: $1,000.00 for 2012-07 to 2012-10

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator), Graham-Marrs H (Co-investigator). Bridge Funding for SSHRC Applications that have received 4A Status, A critical ethnography of the experiences of Aboriginal and non-Western Immigrant learners in cross-racial workplace learning relationships University of Saskatchewan SSHRC. Total: $5,000.00 for 2012-05 to 2013-05

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator), Graham-Marrs H (Co-investigator). A critical ethnography of the experiences of Aboriginal and non-Western Immigrant learners in cross-racial learning relationships, Proposal Development Assistance Fund University of Saskatchewan, Office of the Vice-President Research. Total: $1,000.00 for 2012-05 to 2012-11

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Ward H (Co-investigator). Incorporating Patients into Collaborative Patient Care: The "Why" is evident but "How"?, Interprofessional Health Collaborative of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2009 to 2010

Ferguson L (Co-investigator), Hanson L (Co-investigator), D'Eon M (Co-investigator). Understanding Experiences of Service-Learning and Interprofessional Practice in the Inner City, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Development Fund (for 4A’ed SSHRC submissions) Bridge Funding University of Saskatchewan. Total: $10,000.00 for 2009 to 2010

Contracts, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Hanson L (Principal Investigator), D'Eon M (Co-investigator), Ferguson L (Co-investigator). Understanding Student Experiences of Service-Learning in the Inner City, SSHRC Standard Grant - 4A bridge funding, University of Saskatchewan.. Total: $5,000.00 for 2009 to 2010