Janine Brown, RN, PhD(c)

Instructor

Office: Saskatoon, Innovation Place, Concourse Building, Room CO 111.30
E-mail: janine.brown@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-664-7395
Fax: 306-664-7131

Janine Brown is an Instructor III at the University of Regina, Faculty of Nursing. She currently works with undergraduate students in seminars, lectures and the online learning environments. Janine's academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan – Great Distinction (2000), and a Master of Science in Nursing from Norwich University, Vermont- Cum Laude (2009). She is currently enrolled with the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Health Sciences doctoral program.

I love nursing and the personal and professional opportunities it has provided me over the years.  I have worked in a variety of community settings, including public health, communicable disease control, northern/remote nursing, forensic nursing (correctional nursing and as a coroner), teaching forensic programming for Mt. Royal University (Calgary), and community development/programming.  I currently hold a casual position with the Saskatchewan Health Authority in the continuing care environment. I have strong interests in culturally attune practices, honoring diversity, end-of-life care, and working with individuals, families and communities to improve the social determinants of health.  I believe in staying curious, a relational nursing practice, the collective nursing voice, finding joy in the every day, and the power of kindness and humility.

My research areas include dignified, safe, end-of-life care practices for individuals, their families and health care providers including research related to medical assistance in dying.  Additionally, I am interested in the factors that support student success and successful transition to post-secondary nursing education.

I live in Saskatoon with my husband, Peter.  We enjoy travelling to various corners of the globe.  You might find us strolling the farmer’s market on Saturdays or enjoying a Saskatoon Rush game! 

Professional Service:

  • Member of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA).
  • Member of the SRNA Membership Advisory Committee (2016-2019).
  • Member of the Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation.
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau, Chi Nu Chapter.
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Palliative and End-of-Life Care Interest Group.
  • Peer Reviewer: Journal of Forensic Nursing.
  • Peer Reviewer: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
  • Continued casual employment within the continuing care environment as a Registered Nurse.
  • Member of the Saskatchewan Nursing Education Curriculum Review Committee of the SRNA (Spring 2004 - Summer 2008).
Administrative Service:

  • Curriculum Liaison: Saskatoon Site, University of Regina
  • Curriculum Committee Co-Chair
  • Member: Council Committee on Academic Mission
  • Member: Student Appeal Committee (2016-2018)
  • Member: Evaluation Committee
  • External Representative to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (2017 - 
Awards and Honours:

  • Awarded the College of Medicine Graduate Tuition Bursary, June 2018.
  • Awarded the Robert Ernest Guy Memorial Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, May 2018.
  • Awarded the Dean’s Travel Award, University of Regina, Faculty of Nursing, February 2018.
  • Invitation to speak at CNUR 100/CNUR 102 Pledge ceremony, December 2017.
  • Awarded the Saskatoon City Hospital Nurses Alumnae Bursary, Kernen-Miner Bursary and Saskatchewan Nurses Foundation Bursary, December 2017.
  • Invitation to keynote speak at SCBScN Saskatoon graduation, November 2017.
  • Awarded the SCBScN Honourable Mention Award, June 2016.
  • Awarded the Vermont Nurse Leadership Scholarship, June 2009.
Research Funding Awarded:

  • 2018: WNRCASN Educational Innovation Award, Co-PI Factors in Nursing Students’ Academic Success during Program Progression. $5,000.00
  • 2017: Collaborative SCBCScN Grant & Saskpolytech School of Nursing Grant Co-PI Transition into a nursing program: Developing supports for students displaced from home communities. $7,500.00
  • 2016: Collaborative SCBSCN Grant Co-PI: Foundations for success Co-PI Factors in nursing student’s academic success over the first two years. $5,000.00
  • 2016: Saskpolytech School of Nursing Grant Co-PI Co-PI Student perception of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed methods study.    $5,000.00
Publications (Published, accepted, in review):

  • Brown, J., Thorpe, L., & Goodridge, D. (2018). Completion of medical certificates of death after an assisted death: An environmental scan of practices. Healthcare Policy, 14(2), 59-67. DOI: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25685
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Thorpe, L., & Chipanshi, M. (2018). Factors contributing to practitioner choice when declining involvement in legally available care: A scoping protocol. BMJ Open, 8(8), e023901. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023901
  • McDonald, M., Brown, J., & Knihnitski, C. (2018). Student perceptions of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed methods research study. Nurse Education Today, May (64), 85-92. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.01.028
  • Arnold, J. (2013). TB has never gone away. The Canadian Nurse. Retrieved from http://www.canadian-nurse.com/en/articles/issues/2013/april-2013/tb-has-never-gone-away
Knowledge Translation Activities:

  • McDonald., M & Brown, J. [University of Regina – Nursing]. (2018, June, 8). Nursing Student Transitions and Success [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/user8438670/review/274144540/4fb49fc577
  • Brown, J., Thorpe, L., & Goodridge, D. (May, 2018). Presentation: Completion of Medical Certificates of Death after an Assisted Death: An Environmental Scan of Practices. CAMAP: Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (May, 2018). Presentation: Incorporating medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as an end-of-life care option into health curricula: A cross sectional observational study. CASN: Montreal, Quebec.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (May, 2018). Presentation: Student perception of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed methods study. CASN: Montreal, Quebec.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (February, 2018). Presentation: Foundational Factors in Beginning Nursing Students’ Academic Success. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Calgary Alberta.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (February, 2018). Presentation: Student perception of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed methods study. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Calgary Alberta.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (October, 2017). Presentation: Student Transition and Success Factors in the First Year of an Undergraduate Nursing Program. Saskpolytech Institute of Nursing Scholarship
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (September, 2017). Presentation: Student Transition and Success Factors in the First Year of an Undergraduate Nursing Program.  University of Regina Scholars’s Café
  • Brown, J. (2015). Presentation: Contact Investigations: Public Health Perspectives, Methods and Meaning. Co-presenter, Saskatchewan Tuberculosis Symposium, Saskatoon
  • Brown, J. (2015). Presentation: Effective Contact Investigations: The RN-Client Partnership. Co-presenter, Saskatchewan Tuberculosis Symposium, Saskatoon
  • Brown, J. (2015). Panelist:  Saskatchewan Tuberculosis Symposium, Saskatoon
  • Brown, J. (2015). Accessing Healthcare in Saskatchewan:  Presenter, Global Gathering Place, Saskatoon
  • Contributing Author of Poster “Nursing Contributions to Saskatchewan’s Coroners Service.”  Presented at the International Custody and Caring Conference, Saskatoon, Fall 2009
Guest Lectures:

  • Guest lecturer for the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan Fall 2015/Fall 2016/Fall 2017/Spring Summer 2018. Incorporating Culture in Client Assessments.
  • Guest lecturer to the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan Winter 2012. Culturally Appropriate Care.
  • Guest lecturer to the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan Spring/Summer 2009. Forensic Nursing and Family Grief and Loss.
Community/Public Service:

  • Volunteer, Global Gathering Place, Saskatoon
  • Member, University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students’ Association Code of Ethics and Discipline Committee (2018 - )