Wilson, Dr. Erin

Erin Wilson
PhD UNBC, MScN UBC, BN University of Manitoba Assistant Professor
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Dr. Wilson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. She holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Health Sciences and maintains clinical practice as a family nurse practitioner. Her research examines delivery of primary health care in rural settings. She draws on patient-oriented and interpretive approaches to examine how inter-professional teams can improve access, coordination, and continuity of care in ways that are safe and equitable for patients and communities

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Health
Areas of Expertise:

Primary health care and inter-professional teams; Rural health; Integration of family nurse practitioners; Hermeneutics and interpretive approaches

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MScN
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Martin-Misener, R., MacLeod, M. L. P., Wilson, E., Kosteniuk, J., Penz, K., Stewart, N. J., Olynick, J., & Karunanayake, C. (2019). The mosaic of primary care nurses in rural and remote Canada: Results from a national survey. Healthcare Policy 15(3) February 2020 : 63-75. doi:10.12927/hcpol.2020.26130

Varcoe, C., Bungay, V., Browne, A. J., Wilson, E., Wathen, C. N., Kolar, K., Perrin, N., Comber, S., Blanchet Garneau, A., Byres, D., Black, A. & Price, R. (2019). EQUIP Emergency: Study protocol for an organizational intervention to promote equity in health care. BMC Health Services Research, 19(1), 687. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4494-2

Kosteniuk, J., Stewart, N. J., Wilson, E. C., Penz, K. L., Martin-Misener, R., Morgan, D. G., Karunanayake, C., & MacLeod, M. L. P. (2019). Communication tools and sources of education and information: A national survey of rural and remote nurses. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(4), 538-554. DOI: dx.doi.org/P10.5195/jmla.2019.632

MacLeod, M.L.P., Stewart, N.J., Kosteniuk, J.G., Penz, K.L., Olynick, J., Karunanayake, C.P., Banner, D., Wilson, E., Kulig, J.C., Labrecque, ME, Moffitt, P., Jahner, S., Garraway, L. (2019). Rural and remote licensed practical nurses’ perceptions of working below their legislated scope of practice. Nursing Leadership, 32(1), 8-19

MacLeod, L.P. M., Stewart, J, N., Kulig, J.C., Anguish, P., Andrews, ME., Banner, D., Garraway, L., Hanlon, N., Karunanayake, C., Kilpatrick, K., Koren, I., Kosteniuk, J., Martin-Misener, R., Mix, N., Moffitt, P., Olynick, J., Penz, K., Sluggett, L., Van Pelt, L., Wilson, E., & Zimmer, L. (2017). Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: A national survey. Human Resources for Health, 15(34).

Kosteniuk, J., Wilson, E., Penz, K., MacLeod, M., Stewart, N., Kulig, J., Karunanayake, C., & Kilpatrick, K. (2015) Development and internal consistency of the Primary Health Care Engagement (PHCE) Scale: Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II (RRN2) Pilot Study. Primary Health Care Research and Development doi:10.1017/S1463423615000158

Kulig, J., MacLeod, M., Stewart, N., Andrews, M. E., Wilson, E., & Kilpatrick, K. (2015). Rural Health. In Stamler, L. L., Yiu, L., & DIsano, A. (Eds.) Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (Chapter 24). Don Mills, ON: Pearson Education Canada.

Wilson, E. (2014). Practicing and leading in interdisciplinary settings. In L. Grant (Ed.), Leading and managing in Canadian nursing (Chapter 26). Toronto, ON: Elsevier.

Zimmer, L. V., Banner-Lukaris, D., Aldiabat, K., Keeler, G., Klepetar, A. Ouellette, H., Wilson, E., & MacLeod, M. (2014). Nursing education for rural and northern practice in Canada.Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 4(8), 162-172.

Allan, M., Wilson, E., & Ivers, N. (2012) Can ondansetron reduce vomiting in children with gastroenteritis? Canadian Family Physician 58(2), 167.


  • 2016: ARNBC Nursing Award of Excellence
  • 2013: TUTOR-PHC Fellowship (CIHR).
  • 2011: UNBC Graduate Research Entrance Award
  • 2006: Pauline Capelle Memorial Prize
  • 2005: UBC Nursing Division Golden Jubilee Scholarship