Joan Wagner, RN, BScN, DHSA, MEd (Admin), PhD

Associate Dean (Graduate & Research)
Coordinator Research and Scholarship

Office: Research and Innovation Centre, Room 515
E-mail: joan.wagner@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4070
Fax: 306-337-8493

Dr. Wagner is an Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Regina.  She is a member of the University of Regina Executive of Council. 

Dr. Wagner has taught Foundations of Care 1: a Developing Professional (CNUR 102), Practice Education: Community Partnerships (CNUR 100), and Nursing Research Methods (CNUR 209), Counselling and Therapeutic Use of Groups (CNUR 201), Health and Education across the Lifespan (CNUR 106) and Focused Practice (CNUR 403). She has also taught Transition to Advanced Practice Nursing (MNUR 809).

Dr. Wagner is presently teaching Leadership and Influencing Change (CNUR 301).  Her multidisciplinary PhD research focuses on healthy workplaces in healthcare, spirit at work, workplace empowerment and leadership for healthcare providers. She is presently investigating factors that lead to healthy workplaces for registered nurses.  Although she utilizes mixed methods research within her studies, she has a special interest in structural equation modeling using LISREL. 

She has extensive community and long term care nursing experience, with over twelve years of experience in program development and operations within the health care industry.

To find out more about Dr. Wagner’s most recent research, go to:

Synergy in the ER:  Improving Emergency Department Care and Provider and Patient Outcomes Using a Synergy Tool Website: https://synergyintheer.com/

Invited Participant

Taiwan Government, Health Care and the Aging of Canadians, November 5, 2016. Plenary guest speaker 3 hour initial oral presentation at the Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.  Follow-up consultation with Taiwanese government

Wagner, J. & Conn, V. (Producer). (2015, March 9). WJNR: Spirit at work (SAW): Fostering a healthy workplace [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://wjn.sagepub.com/site/misc/Index/podcasts.xhtml

International Council of Nurses, Global Nursing Leadership Institute, 2014

(One of 35 applicants selected from 128 global nursing leaders to attend this week-long, ICN sponsored, workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The selection consisted of a double-blind process).

Recent publications (2010 – 2017):

Refereed -

  • Wagner, J. I. J., Brooks, D. D., & Urban, A. M.. Health care providers’ spirit at work (SAW) within a restructured workplace. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Prepublished, December 1, 2016, DOI: 10.1177/0193945916678418.
  • Ghadyani, L., Tavafian, S.S, Kazemnejad, A., & Wagner, J. (2016).  Development and psychometric evaluation of nursing low back pain predictor questionnaire focusing on nurses suffering from chronic low back pain in Iran. Asian Spine Journal, 10(4), 697-704.
  • Ghadyani, L., Tavafian, S.S, Kazemnejad, A., & Wagner, J. (2016).  Work-related low back pain treatment: A randomized controlled trial from Tehran, Iran, comparing multidisciplinary educational program versus physiotherapy education, Asian Spine Journal, 10(4) 690-696.
  • Shojaei, S, Tavafian, S. Jamshidi, A. R. & Wagner, J. (2015). Chronic low back pain preventive behaviors among nursing aides: A cross-sectional study from Qom, Iran. Health Education & Health Promotion, 3(1), 55-65.
  • Shojaei, S, Tavafian, S. Jamshidi, A. R. & Wagner, J. (2015). A multidisciplinary work related low back pain predictor questionnaire psychometric evaluation among Iranian patient-care workers. Asian Spine Journal, 10(3), 501-508. Doi: asj.2016.10.3.501
  • Shojaei, S, Tavafian, S. & Wagner J. (2015). A multidisciplinary work related low back pain predictor questionnaire (MWRLBPPQ): Psychometric evaluation among Iranians workers of care services. Abstract Proceeding Book MARGI—2105, Beijing, China. ISBN: 978-969-9948-16-9
  • Wagner, J. I. J. & Gregory, d. (2015). Spirit at work (SAW): Fostering a healthy RN workplace. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(2).doi: 10.1177/0193945914521304.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. & Gregory, d. (2015). Spirit at work and hope among the ruins: registered nurses’ covenant of care. Journal of Nursing Management, 23(6)Doi: 10.1111/jonm.12265
  • Wagner, J.I.J., Warren, S., Cummings, G., Smith, D. L., & Olson, J. (2014). Workplace model for physical therapists and occupational therapists. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 28(3), 290-314. Doi: 10.1108/JHOM-04-2012-0070.
  • Wagner, J.I.J., Cummings, G., Smith, D.L., Olson, J., & Warren, S. (2013).  Resonant Leadership, workplace empowerment and spirit at work: Impact on job satisfaction and organizational commitment for Registered Nurses.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 45(4), 1-16.
  • Urban, A.M. & Wagner, J.I.J. (2013).  Another link to improving the working environment in acute care hospitals:  Registered nurses' spirit at work.  Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 26(4), 77-88.
  • Scherr, K. D., Wilson, D., Wagner, J., & Haughian, M. (2012).  Evaluating a new rapid response team: Pre-post and nurse practitioner-led versus intensivist-led comparisons.  AACN Advanced Critical Care, 23(1), 32-42.
  • Wagner, J.I.J., Cummings, G., Smith, D. L., Olson, J., Anderson, L., & Warren, S. (2010). The relationship between structural empowerment and psychological empowerment for nurses: a systematic review.  Journal of Nursing Management, 18(4), 448-462.

Other:

  • Wagner, J.I.J. (2012). Spirit at work: how it affects me in my nursing workplace.  SRNA News Bulletin, Summer 2012,14.
  • Wagner, J.I.J. & Simington, J. (2010). Spirit at work in long-term care. Humane Health Care International,10 (2). www.humanehealthcareinternational.com

Refereed Book Chapters:

  • Little, L., Sutherland Boal, A., & Wagner, J. I. J. (in press). Responsibility and authority of nursing leaders.  In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change (pp. 150 – 162). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Udod, S. A. & Wagner J. I. J. (in press).  Common change theories and application to different nursing situations. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change (pp. 102 – 115). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. (in press).  Identifying your leadership strengths and opportunities for growth. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change (pp. 2 – 16). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. (in press).  The role of nursing leaders in the development of the Canadian health system. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change. (pp. 40-51). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. (in press).  Providing nursing leadership within the healthcare system. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change. (pp. 52-60). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. (in press).  Leadership in quality management and safety. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change. (pp. 80 – 90). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J. I. J. (in press).  Change and advocacy. In Wagner, J. I. J. (Ed.). Leadership and influencing change (pp. 116 – 130). Regina, Saskatchewan: University of Regina Press.
  • Wagner, J.I.J., Villeneuve, M. (2015).  Nursing organizations: Nursing leadership in action.  In D. Gregory, C. Raymond-Seniuk, L. Patrick, & T. Stephen (Eds.), Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing (pp.87-107) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.
  • Wagner, J., Yakimishyn, S., Merry, T., Wolbeck, S., & Zachariah, D. (1999). VON: People in Crisis Program – Highlights of a Working Manual.  In L. Heber & T. George (Eds.), International Perspectives on Women, Health and Culture:  A world-wide anthology (pp. 69‑74). Snow Hill, Dinton, North Salisbury: Quay Books.

Reviews:

  • Journal of Nursing Management 
  • Journal of Health Organization and Management 
  • Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Western Journal of Nursing Research
  • International Council of Nurses Conference 2017

Research and Grants obtained:

  • Wagner, Joan (PI), Berry, Lois (CO-I), Alexce, Amber (CO-I), MacPhee, Maura, (CO-I), Perchie, Glen (CO-I), Udod, Sonia (CO-I). Improving Emergency Department Care Provider and Patient Outcomes Using a Synergy Tool. (April, 2017—present).  Funding Source: Saskatchewan Health Research Fund.  $28,456.
  • Carleton, N. (PI), Horswill, S., Wagner, J. I. J. (Co-PI), Luhanga, F. Mantesso, J., Lyster, K., Harenberg, S., & McCarron, M. (2016). A prospective assessment of PTSD symptoms using analogue trauma training with nursing students. SHRF $40,00
  • Wagner, J.I.J., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Brookes. D., & Chamberlin, L. (2016). Spirit at Work: Making a Difference —Gifts in Kind.
  • Arries, Ebin (PI), Anonson, June, Luhanga, Florence (Co PI), Wagner, Joan (Co PI), Johner, Randy (Co PI), Urban, Ann-Marie (Co PI), Maposa, Sithokozile (Co PI), Jeffrey, Bonnie (Co PI), Donnelly, Glenn (Co PI) (2015). Strengthening Inter-professional Ethics education Practices of Nursing and Social Work Professionals in Saskatchewan: Deepening Understandings of Etical Issues and Early Indicators. Funding Source: Saskatchewan Health Research Fund. $35,512
  • Exploring the Relationship between Workplace Empowerment, Spirit at Work and Workplace Outcomes for Saskatchewan Registered Nurses—Principal Investigator (2014) - SRNA $1500, SUN $1500
  • Online Focused Reflective Learning and the Development of Relational Management Skills. Principal Investigator (2014).
  • Do Lean Interventions Contribute to Spirit at Work? Principal Investigator (2014) - Gifts in kinds $1200
  • Metasynthesis of the Qualitative Literature on Workplace Spirituality and Spirit at Work. Principal Investigator (2013)- SSHRC Cohort Development Grant $500, SSHRC General Research Grant/Presidents Fund $2000
  • Exploring the Relationship between Spirit at Work and Workplace Outcomes for Home Care and Surgical Nurses. Principal Investigator (2012) 
  • Scherr, K. D., Wilson, D., Wagner, J., & Haughian, M. (2010). An Evaluation of the Rapid Response Team Following it's Initiation with the Caritas Health Group at the Grey Nuns Hospital and Misericordia Hospital.
  • Exploring the Relationships Amongst Spirit at Work, Structural and Psychological Empowerment, Resonant Leadership, Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment in the Health Care Workplace (Thesis-2010)

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

  • SRNA Education Day, Health Care Provider Spirit at Work Within a Restructured Workplace, May 2017
  • International Research Conference, Health Care and the Aging of Canadians, Plenary guest speaker 3 hour initial oral presentation. Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan, November 5, 2016.  
  • Health Care Providers’ Spirit at Work Within a Restructured Workplace, December 5, 2016.  Dallas, Texas.
  • Multidisciplinary Academic Research & Global Innovation (MARGI-2015), Beijing China, August 25-26, 2015 A Multidisciplinary Work Related Low Back Pain Predictor Questionnaire (MWRLBPPQ): Psychometric Evaluation among Iranian Workers of Care Service. Presented by co-author Tavafian Sedigheh Sadat. Received Best Paper Award.
  • Canadian Nurses Association Biennial Convention 2014: Spirit at Work and Hope Among the Ruins: RN’s Covenant of Care.
  • 14th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference (Ireland) 2013: I Do My Best: Registered Nurse (RN) Spirit at Work and Covenant of Care.
  • Resolve Conference, Regina, 2012: We Knew Not What We Did: Spirit at Work Can Make a Difference.
  • CASN Conference, Ottawa, 2012: Resonant Leadership, Workplace Empowerment and Spirit at Work: Impact on Job satisfaction and Organizational Commitment for Registered Nurses.
  • Custody & Caring, Regina, 2011:  Developing a Healthy Workplace Model for Registered Nurses.
  • SIAST Research Day, 2011: Developing a Healthy Workplace Model for Registered Nurses.
  • SCBScN Program Launch: Overview of the SCBScN Curriculum, joint presentation.
  • Margaret Scott Wright Research Day, Edmonton, 2010: Albertan RNs' Perceptions of Spirit at Work, Resonant Leadership and Workplace Empowerment Within Their Workplace; and Developing a Healthy Workplace Model.
  • Margaret Scott Wright Research Day, Edmonton, 2010: Developing a Healthy Workplace Model.

Poster Presentations at Refereed Conferences:

  • RQHR Research Showcase 2017: Impact of a Structured Workplace Intervention on Staff Spirit at Work (Morale) and Resonant Leadership
  • Quality and Safety Summit - Leveraging Nursing Leadership (2015): The Lean Healthcare Workplace and Spirit at Work
  • RQHR Research Showcase 2015: The Lean Healthcare Workplace and Spirit at Work.
  • RQHR Research Showcase 2013: Spirit at Work (SAW): Fostering a Healthy Nursing Workplace? (Poster presentation).
  • University of Regina GIS Showcase 2013: Spirit at Work (SAW):  Fostering a Healthy Nursing Workplace?  (Poster presentation).
  • Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector, Vancouver, 2012: We Knew Not What We Did: Spirit at Work Can Make a Difference (Poster presentation).
  • Research Showcase 2011 Putting RQHR on the Map, Regina, 2011: Developing a Healthy Workplace Model for Registered Nurses.

Invited Public Presentation:

  • University of Regina, 2014 Global Nursing Leadership Institute
  • University of Regina, Nurses’ Week 2014 Spirit at Work
  • Home Care Managers : SAW(2013)
  • Home Care Staff: SAW(2013)
  • Faculty of Nursing Forum, 2012: Resonant Leadership, Workplace Empowerment and Spirit at Work: Impact on Job satisfaction and Organizational Commitment for Registered Nurses.
  • SIAST Research Day, 2011: Developing a Healthy Workplace Model for Registered Nurses. 

Community/Public Service:

  • Member, Canadian Nurses Association
  • Member, Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA)
  • SRNA Workplace representative 
  • SRNA Nominations Committee (2015-2017)
  • External Research Associate for Research & Performance Support, Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region (August 2011-Present)

Administration:

  • Chair U of R Council Committee on Research, U of R (2016-2017)
  • Coordinator, Research and Scholarship (2015-Present) 
  • Member Council Committee on Research, U of R (2014-Present)
  • Member, Executive of Faculty Council, U of R (2013-Present)
  • Chair, Evaluation Committee, SCBScN Program, U of R (2012-2014)
  • Member, Evaluation Committee, SCBScN Program, U of R (2012-2014)
  • Member, Internationalization Committee, U of R (2012-2014)
  • Member, Curriculum Committee, SCBScN Program, U of R (2011-2015)
  • Curriculum Liaison, SCBScN Program, U of R (2011-2014)