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Trudy Read

Faculty and Staff

Trudy Read, B.N. (Memorial), M.N. (University of New Brunswick)

Phone:  (709) 784-6145


Office:  311

Nurse Educator – Nursing 


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My nursing practice experience involved Pediatric, Long Term Care and Community Health Nursing in NL, with earlier work in pediatric and adult medicine in Halifax, NS. At the Western Regional School of Nursing I have taught courses in Healthy Aging, Community Health, Complex Care, and other courses.  


Nationally, I have participated in certification exam development work at the Canadian Nurses Association. I am on the Provincial and School Exam Committees to help prepare nursing students for licensure and other exams. I have presented my work at national, provincial and regional conferences, and I am a member of many nursing school committees. At Grenfell, I have been a member of the Teaching Committee and the Wellness Centre Group. At MUN, I have been a member of the Governing Council of the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education.




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

RN - 1984 Halifax Infirmary

BN  - 1998 Memorial University

MN - 2003 University of New Brunswick


Representative Publications

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Read, Trudy & Wuest, Judith. (2007, September).  Daughters Caring for Dying Parents: A Process of Relinquishing. Qualitative Health Research, 17(7), 932-944

Read, Trudy. (2004). Articulating What We Do: Community Services in the Western Region. A Population Health Approach. St. John's, NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association. 

Read, Trudy. (2003). Can Newfoundland and Labrador Sustain Its Informal Caregiving System? St. John's, NL: Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association.  


Recent awards

Canadian Nurses Association. Certification in Gerontology Nursing: GNC(C) 2009, 2014


Anselm Strauss Award for Outstanding Qualitative Family Research Article Published in 2007. Presented by National Council on Family Relations in November 2008 at Little

Rock, Arkansas.


Various ARNNL Trust Awards 2006, 1999, 1997, 1996


Canadian Health Service Research Foundation Research Institute/Canadian Institute of Health Research Summer Internship Program at University of Ottawa                                                     2006


Newfoundland and Labrador Health Boards Association Article of the Year Competition             2004, Winning Articles - Health Services Category           2003


Current research projects and grantsI am an investigator in a current research study about the impact of employment-related mobility on new mothers, with other colleagues who have a background in community health nursing.
Research interests and expertise

My professional research interests include qualitative research methodologies, caregiving, rural issues, and aging. As a qualitative researcher, I am drawn to understanding the meaning of experiences for people in a variety of life experiences.


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