College of Nursing

Faculty & Staff

Norma Stewart

Office: E4234 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-6254
Fax: (306) 966-6621
Introduction: View Video


  • Research Interests
    • Dementia Care
    • Rural Nursing
  • Methodology
    • Quantitative
    • Mixed methods
    • Qualitative


Rycroft-Malone, J., Dopson, S., Degner, L.., Hutchinson, A., Morgan, D., Stewart, N., & Estabrooks, C. (2009). Study protocol for the Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC): Building context through case studies in long-term care project (project 2). Implementation Science, 4:53. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-53

Kulig, J. Stewart, N. , Penz, K., Forbes, D., Morgan, D., & Emerson, P. (2009). Work setting, community attachment, and satisfaction among rural and remote nurses. Public Health Nursing, 26(5), 430-439. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446/2009/00801.x

Stewart, N.J., D'Arcy, C., Kosteniuk, J., Andrews, M.E., Morgan, D., Forbes, D., MacLeod, M.L.P., Kulig, J.C., & Pitblado, R. (2010). Moving on? Predictors of intent to leave among rural and remote RNs in Canada. The Journal of Rural Health, 1-11. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-0361.2010.00308.x

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

Morgan, D.G., Crossley, M., Kirk, A., McBain, L., Stewart, N.J., D'Arcy, C., Forbes, D., Harder, S., Dal Bello-Haas, V., & Basran, J. (2010). Evaluation of telehealth for preclinic assessment and follow-up in an interprofessional rural and remote memory clinic. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0733464810366564

Werezak, L., & Stewart N. (2009). Learning to live with early dementia. Peer-reviewed as a “landmark” article from the last decade and reprinted from 2002 in the 40th Anniversary Issue: 1969-2009, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 41(1), 366-384.

Morgan, D.G., Crossley, M., Kirk, A., D'Arcy, C., Stewart, N., Biem, J., Forbes, D., Harder, S., Basran, J., Dal Bello-Haas, V., & McBain, L. (2009). Improving access to dementia care: Development and evaluation of a rural and remote memory clinic. Aging & Mental Health, 13(1), 17-30.

Bowen, A., Stewart, N., Baetz, M., & Muhajarine, N. (2009). Antenatal depression in socially high-risk women in Canada. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63,414-416. doi:10.1136/jech.2008.078832

Morgan, D.G., Crossley, M.F., Stewart, N.J., D'Arcy, C., Forbes, D.A., Normand, S.A., & Cammer, A.L. (2008). Taking the hit: Focusing on caregiver "error" masks organizational-level risk factors for nursing aide assault. Qualitative Health Research, 18(3), 334-346. doi:10.1177/1049732307313754

Kulig, J., Andrews, M.E., Stewart, N., Pitblado, R., MacLeod, M., Bentham, D., D'Arcy, C., Morgan, D., Forbes, D., Remus, G., Smith, B. (2008). How do registered nurses define rurality? Australian Journal of Rural Health, 16, 28-32.

Penz, K., Stewart, N., D'Arcy, C., & Morgan, D. (2008). Predictors of job satisfaction for rural acute care Registered Nurses in Canada. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30, 785-800. doi: 10.1177/0193945908319248 (The editor, Dr. Vicki Conn, selected this manuscript as the lead article in the 30:7 issue and she wrote an editorial, "Dancing with Dinosaurs", addressing the importance of this area of research, pp. 783-784).

Steve, T. Kirk, A., Crossley, M., Morgan, D., D'Arcy, C., Biem, J., Forbes, D., & Stewart, N. (2008). Medication use in patients presenting to a rural and remote memory clinic. Canadian Journal of Neurological Science, 35, 669-671. (Peer reviewed letter to the editor, based on primary research).

Penz, K.L., & Stewart N.J. (2008). Differences in autonomy and nurse-physician interaction among rural and small urban acute care Registered Nurses in Canada. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 8(1), 39-53.

Penz, K.L., D’Arcy, C., Stewart, N.J., Kosteniuk, J., Morgan, D., & Smith, B. (2007). Barriers to participation in continuing education among rural and remote nurses: Results from a national survey. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 38(2), 58-66. (This paper was selected to develop a quiz, pp. 67-68, for continuing education credit).

Kulig, J., Stewart, N., Morgan, D., Andrews, M.E., MacLeod, M., & Pitblado, J.R. (2006). Aboriginal nurses: Insights from a National Study. Canadian Nurse, 102(4), 16-20.

Kosteniuk, J.G., D’Arcy, C., Stewart, N.J., & Smith, B. (2006). Central and peripheral information source use among rural and remote Registered Nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 55(1), 100-114.


Stewart, N., Morgan, D., & Cammer, A. (2010-2011). Experiences of sons as caregivers of mothers and fathers with dementia: Understanding unique contributions and challenges in rural and remote areas. $20,000. Canadian Centre for Health & Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) Centre for Research Development Pilot Project. Awarded February 15, 2010.

McBain, L., Stewart, N., Morgan, D., Bourassa, C., & Cammer, A. (2010-2011). Evolution of assisted living, personal care, and long term care facilities in Aboriginal communities. $20,000. Canadian Centre for Health & Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) Centre for Research Development Pilot Project. Awarded February 15, 2010.

Morgan, D., Stewart, N., Crossley, M., Forbes, D., Innes, A., Cammer, A., & M. O'Connell. (2010-2011). Caring for a family member with dementia: Identifying the support and service needs of rural family caregivers. $20,000. Canadian Centre for Health & Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA) Centre for Research Development Pilot Project. Awarded December, 2009.

Morgan, D. (2009-2014). CIHR Applied Chair in Health Services & Policy Research, Healthcare delivery across the continuum for rural and remote seniors with dementia, $925,000. Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Collaborators: N. Stewart, M. Crossley, A. Kirk, C. D'Arcy, D. Forbes, L. McBain, V. Dal Bello-Haas, & J. Basran.

Stewart, N. (2008). College of Nursing Research Day: Research in Interprofessional Education, $3000, socio-Health Research Connections Grant, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation; $650, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses' Association.

Estabrooks, C. (Principal Investigator), Cummings, G., Degner, L., Dopson, S., Laschinger, H., McGilton, K., Morgan, D., Norton, P., Profetto-McGrath, J., Rycroft-Malone, J., Sales, A., Smith, M., Stewart, N., Teare, G. (Co-Investigators). (2007-2012). Translating research in elder care (TREC), $4,759,592, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.