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Judith Strickland

Faculty and Staff

Judith Strickland, B.N. (Memorial), M.N. (University of New Brunswick)

Phone:  (709) 784-6646


Office:  305

Nurse Educator – Nursing ​


My clinical experience in nursing is varied because I have worked in many different areas throughout my career. I define my clinical expertise as oncology and post-operative surgical nursing. I enjoy bringing my passion for patient care to nursing students.


My clinical teaching assignment involves instructing BN 2 students on the maternity unit and a surgical or medicine unit.


In the classroom, I teach NURS 2002 Nursing Concepts for Women and the Childbearing Family and NURS 1015 Health Promotion Across the Lifespan. I have taught NURS 3113 Nursing Leadership and Management


Immediately before coming to nursing education, I worked in oncology at the Cancer Centre Western Region. Also, I served on the board of two organizations:

Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (2004-2007)

NL Division, Canadian Cancer Society (2008-2010).



Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO)

Canadian Gerontological Nurses Association (CGNA)

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute

Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)


Past Member:

Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)


(Undergraduate, graduate, post-doc, fellowships, certificates)

Nursing Credentials and Corresponding Education:

RN: Western Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (1980)

BN: Memorial University of Newfoundland (1997)

MN: University of New Brunswick (Fredericton) (2003)

CON (C): Certified Oncology Nurse (Canada) (1997)


Interdisciplinary Education and Collaboration:

PORT: Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Fellowship,   McGill University (2007)   

Teaching Skills Enhancement Program, MUN (2013)

Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (Faculty Scholar, 2016-2018)

Representative Publications

(Up to 10 citations)

Bakker, D., Strickland, J., MacDonald, C., Butler, L., Fitch, M., Olson, K., Cummings, G. (2013). The context of oncology nursing practice: An integrative review. Cancer

Nursing, 36 (1) January/February, 72-88.


Strickland, J.T. (2015). Young mothers' engagement with the cancer care system. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25 (3), Summer, 270-274.


Strickland, J.T., Foley Wells, C., & Porr, C. (2015). Safeguarding the children: The cancer journey of young mothers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 42(5), September, 534-541.

Recent awards

2014     Helene Hudson Lectureship, $2,500

2012     ARNNL Nursing Leadership Award, $500

Current research projects and grants

Research Assistant:

Clinical Ethics Committees and Ethical Conflicts in Community Health Care: Drs. Alice Gaudine, Caroline Porr, and Kevin Woo

Research interests and expertise

Research Interests: The Experiences of People Diagnosed with Cancer (not limited to the diagnostic phase).

Specific interests:

Young Mothers Diagnosed with Cancer (a study completed)

Young Fathers Diagnosed with Cancer (an upcoming study)

A Meta-Synthesis of

The Impact of Cancer on the Family (future research)

The Perceptions of the Public Regarding Doctor Assisted Dying, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) (future research)


Western Regional School of Nursing

Western Regional School of Nursing
PO Box 2005, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6J7, Canada

Phone: (709) 784-5489; (709) 784-5490; (709) 784-5382