The College of Nursing is a vibrant research community. Faculty at the College of Nursing are leading research that is making a positive difference in the health of local communities and beyond. Human health is at the core of all research and scholarship initiatitves with the intent to impact practice, health services, policy, ethics, and education for health care.
The College of Nursing is proud to feature the following faculty members who are doing outstanding work in their field of study.
Dr. Sandra Bassendowski
The College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan offers students the opportunity to learn from distinguished faculty like Dr. Sandra Bassendowski, EdD, RN. Dr. Bassendowski is involved in several local and international research projects that focus on the integration of technology in the classroom and within nursing practice.
Dr. Sandra Bassendowski has many roles - educator, registered nurse, and researcher. Although these roles blend together harmoniously in her position at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (Regina site), Dr. Bassendowski is very clear about her true career passion - teaching.
Dr. Donna Goodridge
Dr. Donna Goodridge is a nurse first, with 24 years of clinical experience, which informs her pragmatic approach to research and teaching. She engages in research projects that will have realistic implications in understanding health in new ways and improving care in Saskatchewan and beyond.
Dr. Goodridge states that Saskatchewan has one of the highest proportions of people in an older demographic, and her research projects are dedicated to the study of health-care for older adults. She is currently involved with the Saskatoon Council on Aging with the Age- Friendly Communities Initiative.
Dr. Lee Murray
Dr. Lee Murray, RN, PhD, associate professor, College of Nursing, explains that prior learning and experience from an undergraduate degree can be a valuable stepping stone to a career in nursing. "I believe it prepares students for critical thinking, gives them a thirst for knowledge and imparts a broad world view. This is an advantage for the specialized work in the classroom and in practical settings."