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


  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Primary Care Management of the Heart Failure Patient requiring an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • The Potential for Topical Ketamine as Treatment for Older Adults with Postherpetic Neuralgia as Prescribed by Nurse Practitioners in British Columbia
  • Screening for Food Insecurity in Primary Care to Enhance the Management of Dysglycemia in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes
  • Barriers to Breast Cancer Survivorship Care in Primary Health Care
  • Can Mhealth, when Monitored by a Primary Care Provider Maintain Hemoglobin A1C Values in Target Range with Adolescents Between the Ages of 10-19 Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus?
  • Barriers and Facilitators to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Discussions in Primary Care
  • Role of Primary Care Providers in Prehabilitation of Colorectal Cancer Surgery Patients: An Integrative Literature Review
  • Mindfulness and the Primary Care Provider
  • Barriers to Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing in Young Men Who Have Sex With Men
  • What Are The Impacts When Primary Care Providers Diminish Stigma For Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in British Columbia?
  • Risk Assessment Tool Available to Inform a Nurse Practitioner's Determination of Tolerable Risk


  • Being There and Being With Families: Family Understanding of Public Health Nurse-Family Relationships
  • Narrative Literature and Gap Analysis of Diabetes Services in a Community Setting
  • Using Appreciative Inquiry to Understand the Integration of Interprofessional Teams Within Primary Care Networks
  • Analyzing Education and Clinical Practices to Optimize Parental Health Literacy: Gap Analysis
  • The Waiting Period: Challenges and Opportunities to Support Caregivers and Persons with Dementia During Transitions to Long-Term Care

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