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Our faculty members are prominent Canadian nurse researchers who are generating knowledge in a variety of fields including global health in developing countries, end of life care, the stresses and demands on nurse leaders, the use of cutting edge technologies in teaching, working with families and children with disabilities and promoting healthy activity in nursing students. These are just a few examples of research taking place in the College of Nursing.

Our faculty and staff are awarded provincial, national and international research funds to explore important local and global health topics and many receive awards for their outstanding research. Highlighted below are some of the most recent College of Nursing research related news stories.

Advancing Northern Nursing Education

Accessible nursing education is critical for a stable and effective northern health care system.  The College of Nursing has been working on providing access to nursing education in Northern Saskatchewan for a couple of years, but recently, we have expanded our reach and worked collaboratively with UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the North Eastern Federal University in Siberia to establish the University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education.

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Educating Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities about Health Relationships

Faculty member Dr. Lee Murray has been working with community partners aculty member Dr. Lee Murray has been working with community partners for over 10 years to educate adolescents with developmental disabilities about safe environments and healthy relationships. The program provides students with educational resources and teaches students about healthy peer relationships.

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College of Nursing Faculty Receive U of S Community Engaged Scholarship Funding

Three College of Nursing faculty are the recipients of the 2014 U of S Community Engaged Scholarship funding grants for their projects on postpartum depression (Dr. Angela Bowen), street-involved youth (Dr. Marie Dietrich-Leurer) and creating safe environments for adolescents with developmental disabilities (Dr. Lee Murray).

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College of Nursing Researchers Work on Interdisciplinary Team to Help Bereaved Caregivers

Many of Canada's almost 1 million family caregivers will experience grief and bereavement after the loss of the person they were caring for. After this person passes away, what does a caregiver experience? An international interdisciplinary team is working to explore the experiences of those who have given care to a terminally ill family member and have become bereaved.

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U of S Researchers Take on Global Grand Challenges in Cancer, Nutrition and Nursing Education

Three University of Saskatchewan researchers are partnering with colleagues in Vietnam, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Russia to provide low-cost breast cancer screening, combat iron deficiency and bring effective nursing education to rural areas.

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