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Arlene Kent-Wilkinson RN, CPMHN(C), BSN, MN, PhD Associate Professor

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E4242 Health Sciences, Saskatoon

Biography

Arlene Kent-Wilkinson RN, CPMHN(c), BSN, MN, PhD

Currently I am an Associate Professor at the College of Nursing since 2002. The main focus areas of my professional practice are education and research with vulnerable populations in (1) forensic psychiatric mental health; (2) Aboriginal health; and (3) international students and study abroad. I supervise and am a committee member for many graduate students in Nursing and InterD studies.

Graduate Supervisor & External Examiner

  • Experience with both for 12 years.

Clinical Experience (1971-2002)

  • I have many years of past clinical practice experience in emergency, corrections, forensic psych, mental health, and addiction nursing.

Teaching Experience/Course Online Development (1990-current)

  • In the mid 1990's, I started developing forensic courses in Calgary for class room and online because there were not any at the time. Here at the University of Saskatchewan I have developed and teach online courses in N483.3 Aboriginal Health, N307 Mental Health and Addictions, N441 Transitioning to Professional Practice, and N486 Forensic Nursing in Secure Environments at the undergraduate level; and N814.3 Indigenous Health Policies at the graduate level.

Recognitions

2017 SRNA Jean Browne Award for Excellence in Nursing Practice Leadership, 2017, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
https://nursing.usask.ca/news/2017/20170510srnaawards.php

2017 Canadian Nurses Association. (2017). 150 nurses for Canada 150th anniversary.
https://cna-aiic.ca/en/about-us/awards-and-recognition/150-nurses-for-canada

2002 Provincial Award of Excellence in Education, Alberta Association of Registered Nurses.
https://nurses.ab.ca/registrant/the-carna-awards/nominees-recipients/past-recipients

Research Interests

  • Mentally disordered offenders
  • Indigenous health education
  • Forensic nursing education
  • International education
  • Mental health and addictions

Methodology

  • Qualitative Interpretive Description
  • Mixed methods

Publications

ARTICLES

2020-2021
Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2021, May 26). Where in the world is the Florence Nightingale medicine
            chest? International Nursing Review, 68(2), 166–171. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/inr.12678
             or https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/inr.12678
Li, H., Glecia, A., Kent-Wilkinson, A., Leidl, D., Kleib, M., & Risling, T. (2021, May 30).
            Transition of mental health service delivery to tele-psychiatry in response to COVID-19:
            A literature review. Psychiatry Quarterly, 1–17.
            https://doi.org/10.1007/s11126-021-09926-7
Luznar-Purdy, N., & Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2021, May 15). A Japanese Canadian nurse reflects
            on cultural competency, humility, and safety in caring for an Indigenous patient.
            International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship, 8(Article 55), 1–16.
            https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijnss/article/view/72642
Dhaliwal   K., Hirst, S., King-Shier, K., & Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2021, February 16). The
            implementation of correctional nursing practice – Caring behind bars: A grounded theory
            study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(5), 2407–2416.
            https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14772
Amundsen, C., & Kent-Wilkinson, A. (2020, November 15). Prenatal evacuation: Addressing
            the birth customs and perinatal care needs of Indigenous women in Northern Canada.
            International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship, 7(49).
            https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijnss/article/view/71469
2019-2020
Dietrich Leurer, M., Kent-Wilkinson, A., Luimes, J., Murray, L., Squires, V., Ferguson, L., &
            Dell, C. (2020, April 15). Reflections on study abroad: Insights from registered nurses.
            Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 6(1), Article 3, 1–17.
            https://doi.org/10.17483/2368-6669.1225
2018-2019
Albloushi, M., Ferguson, L., Stamler, L., & Bassendowski, S., Hellsten, L. A., & Kent-
            Wilkinson, A.  (2019, February). Saudi female nursing students’ experiences of sense of
            belonging in the clinical settings: A qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice, 35,
            69–74. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2019.01.008
2015-2016
Kent-Wilkinson, A., Dietrich Leurer, M., Luimes, J., Ferguson, L., & Murray, L. (2015,
             August). Study abroad: Exploring factors influencing nursing students’ decisions to
            apply for clinical placements in international settings. Nurse Education Today, 35(8),
            941–947. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.012

CHAPTERS

2021-2022
Austin, W., & Kent-Wilkinson, A., & (in press). Legal and ethical aspects of practice. In
            W. Austin, D. Kunyk, C. A. Peternelj-Taylor, & M. A. Boyd (Eds.), Psychiatric &
            mental health nursing for Canadian practice (5th ed., Chapter 7, pp. ??–??). Wolters
            Kluwer.
Kent-Wilkinson, A., & Austin, W.  (in press). The context of mental health care:
Cultural,
            socioeconomic, and geographic. In W. Austin, D. Kunyk, C. A. Peternelj-Taylor, & M.
            A. Boyd (Eds.), Psychiatric & mental health nursing for Canadian practice (5th ed.,
            Chapter 4, pp. ??–??). Wolters Kluwer.
2018-2019
Austin, W., & Kent-Wilkinson, A., & (2019). Legal and ethical aspects of practice. In W.
            Austin, D. Kunyk, C. A. Peternelj-Taylor, & M. A. Boyd (Eds.), Psychiatric & mental
            health nursing for Canadian practice (4th ed., Chapter 7, pp. 97–120). Wolters Kluwer.
Kent-Wilkinson, A., & Austin, W.  (2019). The context of mental health care: Cultural,
            socioeconomic, and geographic. In W. Austin, D. Kunyk, C. A. Peternelj-Taylor, & M.
            A. Boyd (Eds.), Psychiatric & mental health nursing for Canadian practice (4th ed.,
            Chapter 3, pp. 26-45). Wolters Kluwer.

Grants

2018-2019
Kent-Wilkinson, A. (PI). for (late) Wormith, S. (PI)., Kerodal, A. (CoI)., O'Connell, M. (CoI).,
            & Peacock, S. (CoI). (2019, March). Awarded. Older offenders in Correctional Service
            Canada. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), Collaborative Innovation
            Development (CID) Grant. Funded for $49,976.00 CAD. Project Term: 01/03/2019–
            29/02/2020. Fund and Org Number: 421356-1046.
Kent-Wilkinson, A. (PI), & Peternelj-Taylor, C. (CoI). (2019, March 25). Awarded on May 16,
            2019. City of Saskatoon Civic Hospitality Fund.  The City of Saskatoon awarded $2500
            for conference funding for the 16th biennial Custody & Caring International Conference
            to be held October 23–25, 2019, in Saskatoon, SK. Adjudicated by Conventions
            Saskatoon [Timeframe: March 2019 to November 2019].
2017-2018
Ebbesen, L. S. (PI), Kent-Wilkinson A. (Co-I), Dell, C. (Co-I), Chalmers, D. (Co-I), & Hales,
            N. (Co-I). (2018, February). Awarded in May 2018. Animal-assisted interventions in
            Canadian federal corrections. Funded by a Correctional Service Canada (CSC) Citizen
            Engagement initiative called ‘CAC Kickstarter. Application submitted February 2018.
            $5,000 funding for 1 year duration July 2018-to July 2019. 
Peternelj-Taylor, C. (Principal Investigator), Kent-Wilkinson, A. (Co-Investigator). (2017).
            Awarded. Research Connections Grant. Conference funding for the 15th Biennial
            Custody & Caring International Conference on the Nurse's Role in the Criminal Justice
            System. Saskatoon, SK. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF). Total:
            $10,000.00 [2017-08-10 to 2017-11-30]. Contributed to historical content, C & C
            program planning brochure attachments, etc.
2016-2017
Kent-Wilkinson, A. (PI). (2017, February 2). Awarded. City of Saskatoon Civic Hospitality
            Fund. $1000 awarded for conference funding for the 15th biennial Custody & Caring
            International Conference to be held October 4–6, 2017, in Saskatoon, SK. Adjudicated by
            Conventions Saskatoon, $1,000 funding from the City of Saskatoon [February 16, 2017
            to November 6, 2017]
Mishak, B., (PI), Kent-Wilkinson, A., (CoI), & Pollock, C., (Co.I). (2017, February 8).
            Awarded. Literature review to develop nurse practitioner associated outcome metrics
            within correctional settings in Canada. Faculty Research Development Grant, Centre for
            Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies, University of Saskatchewan,
            Saskatoon, SK (Awarded March 10, 2017 to April 30, 2018) Amount awarded $5,171.
2015-2016
Kent-Wilkinson, A. (PI), Dietrich Leurer, M. (C0-PI), Ferguson, L., (CoI), Luimes, J. (CoI), &
            Murray, B. L. (CoI) & Squires, V. (CoI). (2015, November 17). Awarded. Study abroad
            in under graduate nursing education: Perceived impact on RN nursing practice.  Western
            and North-Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN)
            Beh 15-357. February 5, 2016 Grant Awarded $5,000.