Donna M. Wilson

University of Alberta, Canada


Donna M. Wilson is a registered nurse, with a full-time tenured (continuing) position as a Professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. She also works part-time as a casual staff nurse in a large local acute-care hospital to remain current in health care and nursing practice. Her education includes a 3-year Diploma in nursing from the Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing in Edmonton, AB, Canada (1976), a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Alberta, AB, Canada (1981), an M.S. degree in nursing majoring in gerontology and health care management from the University of Texas at Austin, Tex, USA (1985), and a Ph.D. degree in educational administration from the University of Alberta, AB, Canada (1993). She has worked as a staff nurse, nursing supervisor, hospital administrator, nurse educator, and health researcher in Alberta, British Columbia, New Zealand, Texas, and Northern Ireland. Her program of research focuses on health services utilization and health policy, although primarily in relation to aging, ageism, and end-of-life care. Her research often involves large population databases and increasingly mixed-methods research to incorporate qualitative and quantitative understandings. She has over 200 published articles, books, book chapters, and other communications in print. She is frequently and widely consulted for expert commentary on health care trends and issues.

Biography Updated on 22 November 2011

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