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Diane Campbell Assistant Professor

E4232 Health Sciences, Saskatoon


Dr. Diane Campbell joined the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan in July, 2008. Dr. Campbell was awarded tenure in July 2015. Diane has spent much of her nursing career in community health in urban and rural/remote settings. Prior to her faculty position, Diane was a clinical nurse specialist in maternal/child health with Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.

Dr. Campbell obtained her Diploma in Nursing at George Brown College in Toronto in 1985, her BScN from the University of Victoria in 1993, her MN from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004, and her PhD from the University of Alberta in 2012. Her dissertation examined the role of Clinical Nurse Specialists in promoting evidence-based practice in SK. She is the president of the SRNA sponsored Clinical Nurse Specialist Professional Practice Group. Her current research program is focused on the integration of Advanced Practice Nurses into the SK healthcare system.

In the 2020-2021 academic year, Dr. Campbell will be teaching NURS 200: Foundations of Nursing, NURS 321: Therapeutic Interventions for Individuals and Groups, NURS: 813: Teaching in Nursing, and NURS 205: Research for Evidence-Informed Practice.

Research Interests

  • Issues in Long-term care (e.g. palliative care)
  • Integration of advanced practice nurses into long-term care
  • Older populations and cannabis legalization
  • Issues with the introduction of the NCLEX into the Canadian context


    • Mixed Methods
    • Interpretive Description


Campbell, T.D., Bayly, M., & Peacock, S. (2020). How nurse practitioners provide resident centred care in long-term care facilities in Saskatchewan, Canada. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 13(2), 73-81. doi: 10.3928/19404921-20191022-02

Campbell, T.D., Penz, K., Vandenberg, H., & Campbell, M. (2019). A cCloser look at the introduction of the NCLEX-RN in Canada. Nursing Leadership, 32(4), 46-56. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2020.26102

Campbell, T. D., Penz, K., Dietrich-Leurer, M., Juckes, K., & Rodger, K. (2018). Ways of knowing as a framework for developing reflective practice among nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 15(1). doi: 10.1515/ijnes-2017-0043.

Campbell, T. D., & Penz, K. (2017, June). Romantic song lyrics used to facilitate nursing students' comprehension of qualitative data analysis. Journal of Nursing Education, 56(6), 383-384.

Campbell, T. D. (2014, July). A Clash of Paradigms? Western and Indigenous Views on Health Research Involving Aboriginal Peoples. Nurse Researcher, 21(6), 39-44.

Campbell, T. D. (2014, February). It's all about them: Strategies to engage undergraduate students in a research course. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(2), 116.

Campbell, T. D., & Profetto-McGrath, J. (2013, September). The Skills and Attributes Required by Clinical Nurse Specialists to Promote Evidence-Based Practice. The Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal for Advanced Nursing Practice, 27(5), 245-254.

Bowen, A., Duncan, V., Peacock, S., Bowen, R., Gawley, L., Campbell, D., & Muhajarine, N. (2014, February). Mood and anxiety problems in perinatal Indigenous women in Australia, New Zealand, and North America (including Hawaii): A critical review. Transcultural Psychiatry, 51(1), 93-111.


Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator), Campbell T (Co-investigator), Cote-Soop H (Co-investigator), Desautels C (Co-investigator), Petrucka P (Co-investigator), Boone M (Collaborator). College of Nursing - Street Culture Kidz Youth Engagement Project, College of Nursing students will provide interactive educational/recreational sessions for marginalized youth at Street Culture Project in Regina. University of Saskatchewan Support for Community-Engaged Experiential Learning Program. Total: $3,000.00 for 2014-09 to 2015-12

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Dietrich Leurer M (Principal Investigator), Weiss M (Co-investigator), Pacik A (Co-investigator), Desautels C (Co-investigator), Campbell TD (Co-investigator), Petrucka P (Co-investigator). College of Nursing-Street Culture Youth Engagement Project, K + S Potash. Total: $21,000.00 for 2015-05 to 2018-06

Campbell T (Principal Investigator). The Current State of Advanced Practice Nurses Working With Long Term Care Residents in Saskatchewan, Undergraduate Student Research Assistant. Total: $2,000.00 for 2014-06-02 to 2014-08-29

Campbell T (Principal Investigator). Saskatchewan Clinical Nurse Specialist Professional Practice Group, To start a professional practice group of clinical nurse specialists to increase their impact on the SK healthcare system by increasing the use of evidence-based practice Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. Total: $800.00 for 2014 to 2015

Contracts, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Martin-Misener R (Co-principal Investigator), Bryant-Lukosius D (Co-principal Investigator), Campbell T (Co-investigator), Carter N (Co-investigator), Charbonneau-Smith, R (Co-investigator), Donald F (Co-investigator), Kilpatrick K (Co-investigator), McKinlay J (Co-investigator), Sherifali D (Co-investigator), Tranmer J (Co-investigator), Valaitis R (Co-investigator). Advancing a Pan-Canadian Primary Care Framework: Optimizing the Role of Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners, The purpose of this project is to summarize the issues and policy options that will inform the Canadian Nurses Association’s (CNA) future role and strategies for advancing a pan-Canadian primary care framework that optimizes the role of registered and advanced practice nurses (APNs) in primary care interprofessional teams. Research, practice, education, and policy information and input from key stakeholders relevant to nursing roles in the delivery of primary care services from national, provincial and territorial perspectives will be synthesized to provide policy guidance and actionable recommendations. Canadian Nurses Associaton. Total: $27,000.00 for 2013-08-23 to 2014-05-01

Other, Awarded

Campbell T (Principal Investigator), Pohl C (Co-investigator), Laird R (Co-investigator). The Current State of Advanced Practice Nurses Working With Long Term Care Residents in Saskatchewan, This study will explain how advanced practice nurses are working with long-term care residents in SK. College of Nursing. Total: $5,000.00 for 2014-05 to 2014-09

Other Funding

Dietrich Leurer M (Co-principal Investigator), Petrucka P (Co-principal Investigator), Bassendowski S (Co-principal Investigator), Campbell T (Co-principal Investigator), Bigalky J (Co-principal Investigator), McBeth B (Co-principal Investigator). Good Neighbour Faculty and Staff Development, To establish collaborative relationships between the College of Nursing and local organizations in order to explore research, community mobilization and other partnership opportunities. College of Nursing Faculty & Staff Development Fund. Total: $2,000.00 for 2013-07 to 2013-11