College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Linda Ferguson
RN, BSN, PGD (Cont Ed.), MN, PhD
Professor and Director of CASNIE - On Sabbatical

Office: E4206 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-6264
Fax: (306) 966-6621
Skype: linda.ferguson5
Other: Sabbatical Leave (January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015)


  • 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


Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (accepted). Rural Preceptors' Concerns with Nursing Student Evaluation. In D. Molinari & A. Bushy (Eds.), Rural Nurse: Transition to Practice. New York: Springer Publishing Co. “(date of acceptance)” 

Prytula, M., & Ferguson, L. (2011). Becoming: The Role of Mentorship in Integration of Newcomers into Communities of Practice. In E. Ralph & K. Walker (Eds.), Mentorship and Its Role in Education (tentative title). Calgary, AB: Temeron/Detselig Enterprises.

Ferguson, L.M., Fowler-Kerry, S., & Hahn, R. (accepted April 2011). Education. In A. Goldman, R. Hain, & S. Liben (Eds), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children (2nd ed.), (42 typewritten pages).   Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.  

Valaitis, R., Ferguson, L., & Sparkes, J. (2010). Information and Communication Technology. In L.L. Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (3rd ed.). Toronto: Pearson Education Canada.

Ferguson, L.M. (May, 2011). Teaching and Learning (Chapter 26). In L. Yiu, L. Stamler, M. Buck, & B. Kozier, (Eds.), Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (3rd Canadian ed.), (39 typewritten pages). Toronto: Pearson.

Ferguson, L.M., & Rohatinsky, N. (May 2011). The Nursing Process (Chapter 23). In L. Yiu, L. Stamler, M. Buck, & B. Kozier, (Eds.). Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing: Concepts, Process and Practice (3rd Canadian ed.), (94 typewritten pages). Toronto: Pearson.   

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.

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.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Ferguson, L. (2011). Preceptored students in rural settings want feedback. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1), Article 12.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., & Ferguson, L. (accepted). A student evaluation workshop with rural nursing preceptors. Journal of Nursing staff Development. (20 typewritten pages).

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.

Anonson, J., Ferguson, L., MacDonald, M. Murray, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., & Bally, J. (2009). The anatomy of interprofessional leadership: An investigation of leadership behaviors in team-based health care. Journal of Leadership Studies, 3(3), 17-25.


Hanson, L., Ferguson, L., & D'Eon, M. (2009). Understanding Experiences of Service-Learning and Interprofessional Practice in the Inner City, $5000, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Development Fund (for 4A'ed SSHRC submissions), University of Saskatchewan. Ferguson, L. (2009). Student employment in the SSHRC Project: Preceptorship: Paving the Way for Mentorship of New Nurses in Nursing Practice., $3500, USTEP program, University of Saskatchewan. Ferguson, L.M. (2008). Educational Research for Nursing and Professional Healthcare Students, $136,800, Canadian Foundation for Innovation. CFI #18953. Racine, L., & Ferguson, L. (2008). Exploring the Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses in Urban and Rural Workplaces in Saskatoon, $5000, President's SSHRC Fund, University of Saskatchewan. Yonge, O. (Co-PI), Myrick, F. (Co-PI), & Ferguson, L. (Co-PI). (2008-2011). Voices and Photographs of Rural Nursing, $132,500, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (#410-2008-1420). Rennie, D. (PI), Ferguson, L., (Co-I), & Davis, K. (Co-I). (2008-2009). Assessment of the Continuing Education Needs of Asthma Educators: A National Perspective, $15,500, Canadian Respiratory Health Professionals (CRHP)/Canadian Lung Association. Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., MacDonald, M. Murray, L., & Anonson, J. (2007). An inventory of current and potential Interprofessional Clinical Placement Team Experiences for health sciences professional students in Saskatchewan, $20,000, Patient Centered Interprofessional Team Experiences (P-CITE) project of the Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Patient-Centred Practice (IECPCP of Health Canada), University of Saskatchewan. Dobson, R. (PI), Chad, K., Ferguson, L., Fowler-Kerry, S., Neubauer, S., & Wason-Ellam, L. (2007). Creating Sustainable Interprofessional Practicum Sites for Health Care Students, $5000, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Development Fund, University of Saskatchewan.