UNBC School of Nursing faculty are active in a wide variety of research programs.

The faculty of the School of Nursing are active in many different areas of nursing-related research. Nursing students also have the ability to participate in some of this research activity. This page is intended to highlight selected research projects.

Sample of Past Research Topics


  • Warfarin in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Health Literacy
  • Perinatal Group Visits
  • Exercise During Pregnancy
  • Family Centred Care in Addressing Childhood Obesity
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Lactation
  • Nurse Practitioner Encounters With Northern Aboriginal Women
  • Cannabinoids and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: medication adherence in teens
  • Mental health client transitions between acute and primary health care
  • NP role clarity in primary care settings
  • Working with families in primary care who oppose vaccines
  • Improving transitions of care for terminally ill clients with a life expectancy of less than three months
  • Primary care access and outreach for marginalized women
  • Pre-conception care


  • Tobacco Use in Pregnancy
  • Nursing Presence in Public Health Nursing Relationships
  • New Graduates’ Experiences of Occupational Stressors
  • Influences on Fluid Compliance in Hemodialysis
  • Horizontal Workplace Bullying Behaviours in Nursing
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations in Undergraduate Nursing Education

Health Sciences PhD (supervised by Nursing faculty)

  • Continuity in Primary Healthcare Encounters

Health Sciences MSc (supervised by Nursing faculty)

  • Patient Safety in Rural Nursing Practice