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Linda Ferguson RN, BSN, PGD (Cont Ed.), MN, PhD Emeritus Professor


Research Interests

  • Preceptorship
  • Mentorship
  • Nursing education research
  • Workplace learning
  • Clinical education


  • Qualitative (Grounded Theory, Interpretive description, PhotoVoice, participatory action research)
  • Quantitative: Mentorship scales
  • Mixed methods


Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2015, June). Lessons about boundaries and reciprocity in rural-based preceptorships. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education, 1(2), Article 4. 

Ferguson, L. (2014, March). Commentary on How patient-centered are medical decisions? Results of a national survey in JAMA Internal Medicine, 2013, 173(13). Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing.

Risling, T., & Ferguson, L. (2014, February). Communities of Practice in nursing academia: A growing need to practice what we teach. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 10(1), 1-8.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013). Multiple lenses: Rural landscape through the eyes of nurse preceptors and students. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 8(1), 145-159.

Rohatinsky, N., & Ferguson, L. (2013). Mentorship in rural healthcare organizations: challenges and opportunities. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13(2), 149-172.

Rohatinsky, N., & Ferguson, L. (2013). Mentorship in healthcare organizations: managers' perspectives. Management Education: An International Journal, 13(1), 11-20.

Ferguson, L., Ward, H., Card, S., Sheppard, S., & McMurtry, J. (2013, July). Putting the 'patient' back into patient-centred care: An educational perspective. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(4), 283-287.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013, March). "You have to rely on everyone and they on you": Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceptorship. Online Journal of Rural Nursing & Health Care, 13(1), 4-25.

Yonge, O., Myrick, F., Ferguson, L., & Grundy, Q. (2013, March). Nursing preceptorship experiences in rural settings: “I would work here for free”. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2), 125-131.


Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator), Rohatinsky N (Co-investigator), Graham-Marrs H (Co-investigator). Facilitating Workplace Learning for Internationally-Educated Workers and Students, and their Canadian Counterparts: A Participatory Action Project., The purpose of this naturalistic inquiry project, guided by Interpretive Description, is to explore and understand the experiences of non-Western, non-English-speaking international immigrants, as students within field placements and as professionals in ethnoculturally and/or racially diverse workplace learning relationships, which could be constituted as racialized learning relations. The workplace learning relationships we will be exploring are of two types with similar processes: preceptorships and mentorships. As an outcome, we will design an online learning module to implement anti-racist and culturally safe relationships in workplace experiential learning. SSHRC: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Funded. Total: $218,062.00 for 2014-05-01 to 2017-05-01

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). U-STEP grant to support undergraduate student engagement in data analysis for the project, "Online Lecture Capture to Enhance Student Learning", Awarded to support an undergraduate student engagement in research University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-06 to 2013-08

Racine L (Principal Investigator), Ferguson L (Co-principal Investigator), Udod S (Co-investigator), Maposa S (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator). Understanding Internationally Educated Nurses' Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration in Canadian Nursing Workplaces: Designing Culturally Competent and Evidence-Based Retention Programs, CIHR and the Regional Partnership Program. Total: $152,080.00 for 2012-10 to 2014-09

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator). Educational Research for Nursing and Professional Healthcare Students, Instructure funding to support educational research through creation of a qualitative research laboratory of three rooms. Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Total: $136,800.00 for 2008 to 2015 

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Racine L (Co-principal Investigator), Graham-Marrs H (Co-investigator). Bridge Funding for SSHRC Applications that have received 4A Status, A critical ethnography of the experiences of Aboriginal and non-Western Immigrant learners in cross-racial workplace learning relationships University of Saskatchewan SSHRC. Total: $5,000.00 for 2012-05 to 2013-05