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Nancy Carter

Bio

Nancy Carter is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of the Graduate Nursing Programs. Her clinical experience includes pediatrics and women’s health. Her PhD work included a needs assessment of men with metastatic prostate cancer to inform the development of an APN role.  She also held a two year funded Post Doctoral award to promote knowledge translation of APN research to nursing and healthcare leaders. She supervises students at the Masters and PhD level.

Dr. Carter's current work at McMaster involves an evidence-based renewal of the curriculum for Masters, NP, and PhD Programs.  She is a member of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research (CCAPNR). She has published over 50 peer-articles in related to nursing roles and health services. Currently her research focuses on how marginalized groups access primary and specialty health care and the development and evaluation of models of care which include Advanced Practice Nurses.

Select Publications

  • Ziegler, E., Valaitis, R., Yost, J., Carter, N., & Risdon, C. “Primary care is primary care”: Use of Normalization Process Theory to explore the implementation of primary care services for transgender individuals in Ontario. PLoS ONE 14 (4): e0215873. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0215873. Apr 22, 2019.
  • Carter, N., Tolan, J., & Bird, M. An innovative simulated research practicum for undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education. 2019; 58(2): 114-116.
  • Carter, N., Valaitis, R., Lam, A., Feather, J., Nichol, J., Cleghorn, L. Navigation delivery models and roles of navigators in primary care: A scoping literature review. BMC Health Services, 2018 18:96.
  • Bird, M., Tolan, J., & Carter, N. Baccalaureate Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Learning in Mentored and Simulated Research Practica. Manuscript submitted to the Journal of Nursing Education. Oct 10, 2018.
  • Feather, J., Carter, N., Valaitis, R., Kirkpatrick, H. A narrative evaluation of a community-based nurse navigation role in an urban at-risk community. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2017 73(12).
  • Coker, E., Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., & Carter, N. Observations of oral hygiene care interventions provided by nurses to hospitalized older people. Geriatric Nursing, 38, 17-21, 2017.
  • Valaitis, R.K., Carter, N., Lam, A., Nicholl, J., Feather, J., Cleghorn, L. Implementation and maintenance of patient navigation programs linking primary care with community-based health and social services: a scoping literature review. BMC Health Services Research, 17:116. DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2046-1. 2017.
  • Coker, E., Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., Carter, N. Nurses’ oral hygiene care practices with hospitalised older adults in post-acute care settings. International Journal of Older Person Nursing, 12, e12124, 2017.
  • Carter, N., Valaitis, R., Feather, J., Lam, A., Nicholl, J., An environmental survey of health and social system navigation in an urban Canadian community. Sage Nursing Open, January 2017. DOI: 10.1177/2377960816689566.
  • Lopatina, E., Donald, F., DiCenso, A., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, D., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., Reid, K., Marshall, D. Discussion paper: Considerations in the economic evaluation of advanced practice nursing roles. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 72, 71-82, 2015.DOI:.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2017.04.012.
  • Kilpatrick, K., Tchouaket, E., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., DiCenso, A. Structural and process factors that influence clinical nurse specialist role implementation. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The International Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice, 30(2), 89-100, 2016.
  • Boyko, J., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D. Assessing the spread and uptake of a framework for introducing and evaluating advanced practice nursing roles. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. DOI:10.111/wvn.12160. 2016.
  • Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E., Ploeg, J., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Kaasalainen, S., McCainey, C., Brazil, K., Taniguchi, A., Schindel Martin, L. An assessment of how nurse practitioners create access to primary care in Canadian residential long-term care settings. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 29(2): 45-63, 2016.
  • Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Donald, F., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Rayner, J., Valaitis, R., Carter, N., Miller, P.A., Landry, V., Harbman, P., Charbonneau-Smith, R., McKinlay, J., Ziegler, E., Boesveld, S., Lamb, A. Nurse practitioner caseload in primary health care: Scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 62, 170-182, 2016.
  • Harbman, P., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Carter, N., Covell, C., Donald, F., Gibbins, S., Kilpatrick, K., McKinlay, J., Rawson, K., Sherafali, D., Tranmer, J., Valaitis, R. Partners in research: Building academic-practice partnerships to educate and mentors advanced practice nurses. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, doi: 10.1111/jep.12630. 2016.
  • Martin-Misener, R., Harbman, P., Donald, F., Reid, K., Kilpatrick, K., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Kaasalainen, S., Marshall, D., Charbonneau-Smith, R., DiCenso, A. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of nurse practitioners in outpatient care. BMJ Open 5(6), e007167 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007167. 2015.
  • Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., Reid, K., Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Harbman, P., Kaasalainen, S., Marshall, D., DiCenso, A. The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical nurse specialist-led hospital to home transitional care: A systematic review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21 (5), 763-781.DOI: 10.1111/jep.12401. 2015.
  • Donald, F., Kilpatrick, K., Reid, K., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P., Marshall, D., DiCenso, A. Hospital to community transitional care by nurse practitioners: A systematic review of cost-effectiveness. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1): 436-451. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.07.011.
  • Marshall, D., Donald, F., Lachny, C., Reid, K., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., Charbonneau-Smith, R., Harbman, P., Kaasalainen, S., Kilpatrick, K., Martin-Misener, R., & DiCenso, A. Assessing the quality of economic evaluations of clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners: A systematic review of cost-effectiveness. NursingPlusOpen, 11-17 DOI: 10.1016/j.npls.2015.07.001. 2015.
  • Kilpatrick, K., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Charbonneau-Smith, R., DiCenso, A. The development of evidence briefs to transfer knowledge about advanced practice nursing roles to providers, policy-makers and administrators. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 28(1), 11-23. 2015.
  • Kilpatrick, K., Reid, K., Carter, N., Donald, F., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P., Marshall, D., Charbonneau-Smith, R., DiCenso, A. A systematic review of the cost effectiveness of clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in inpatient roles. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 28(3), 56-76. DOI: 10.12927/cjnl.2016.24456.
  • Donald, F., Kilpatick, K., Reid, K., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P., Marshall, D., DiCenso, A. A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists: What is the quality of the evidence? Nursing Research and Practice. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/896587. 2014.
  • Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Ploeg, J., Brazil, K., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Carter, N., Schindel-Martin, L., Sangster-Gormley, E., & Taniguchi, A. A mixed methods study of the work patterns of full-time nurse practitioners in Canadian nursing homes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(9-10), 1327-1337. DOI:10.1111/jocn.12741.E.Pub. Dec 19, 2014.
  • Kowaleski, K., Lavis, J., Wilson, M., Carter, N. Supporting evidence-informed health policy making: The development and contents of an online repository of policy-relevant documents addressing healthcare renewal in Canada. Healthcare Policy. 10(2), 27-37. Nov 2014.
  • Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., DiCenso, A., Blythe, J., Neville, A.J. The use of triangulation in qualitative research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(5): 545-547. Sep 1, 2014.
  • Kilpatrick, K., Kaasalainen, S., Donald, F., Reid, K., Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Harbman, P., Marshall, D., Charbonneau-Smith, R., DiCenso, A. The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical nurse specialists in outpatient roles: A systematic review. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 20(6): 1106-1123. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12219. Aug 2014.
  • Carter, N., Lavis, J.N., MacDonald-Rencz, S. Use of modified delphi to plan knowledge translation for decision-makers: An application in the field of advanced practice nursing. Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice, 15 (3-4), 93-101. DOI: 10.1177/1527154414544965. Aug 1, 2014.
  • Carter, N., Miller, P.A., Murphy, B.R., Payne, V.J., Bryant-Lukosius, D. Healthcare providers’ perspectives of the supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(4), 421-430. Jul 2014.
  • Carter, N., Dobbins, M., Peachey, G., Ireland, S., Hoxby, H., Akhtar-Danesh, N., DiCenso, A. Knowledge translation and dissemination of advanced practice nursing information and research to acute care administrators. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(2), pgs 10-27. Jul 2014.
  • Carter, N., Dobbins, M., Ireland, S., Hoxby, H., Peachey, G., DiCenso, A. Knowledge gaps regarding APN roles: What hospital decision makers tell us. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership 26(4), December 2013, 60-75. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2013.23629.
  • Kilpatrick, K., DiCenso, A., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Ritchie, J.A., Martin-Misener, R., Carter, N. Practice patterns and perceived impact of clinical nurse specialist roles in Canada: Results of a national survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50 (24), 1524-1536. Oct 2013.
  • Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Carter, N., Donald, E.E., Kaasalainen, S., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Lloyd, M., Akhtar-Danesh, N., DiCenso, A. A systematic review of the effectiveness of advanced practice nurses in long-term care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(10), 2148-2161. doi: 10.1111/jan.12140. Open access retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jan.12140/pdf. Mar 25, 2013.
  • Carter, N., Webb, C., Findlay, S., Grant, C., Van Blyderveen, S. The integration of a specialty eating disorders nurse on a general pediatric unit. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27, 549-556. Oct 1, 2012.
  • Boyko, J.A., Lavis, J.N., Abelson, J., Dobbins, M., Carter, N. Deliberative dialogues as a mechanism for knowledge translation and exchange in health systems decision-making. Social Science & Medicine, 75, 1938-1945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.06.016. Aug 14, 2012.
  • Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., DiCenso, A., Blythe, J., Neville, A. The supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38 (2): 189-198. Sep 1, 2011.
  • Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., DiCenso, A., Blythe, J., Neville, A. The supportive care needs of family members of men with advanced prostate cancer. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20 (4), 166-170. 2010.
  • Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Kilpatrick, K., Kaasalainen, S., Kioke, S., Carter, N., Harbman, P., Bourgeault, I., DiCenso, A. The primary healthcare nurse practitioner role in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 88-113. Dec 1, 2010.
  • DiCenso, A., Martin-Misener, R., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Bourgeault, I., Kilpatrick, K., Donald, F., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P., Carter, N., Kioke, S., Abelson, J., McKinlay, R.J., Pasic, D., Wasyluk, B., Vohra, J., Charbonneau-Smith, R. Advanced practice nursing in Canada: Overview of a decision support synthesis. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 15-34. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Kaasalainen, S., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Harbman, P., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Donald, F., Carter, N., Kioke, S., DiCenso, A. An historical overview of the development of advanced practice nursing roles in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 35-60. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Martin-Misener, R., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Harbman, P., Donald, F., Kaasalainen, S., Carter, N., DiCenso, A. Education of advanced practice nurses in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 61-84. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Kilpatrick, K., Harbman, P., Carter, N., Martin-Misener, R., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Donald, F., Kaasalainen, S., Kioke, S., Bourgeault, I., DiCenso, A.. The acute care nurse practitioner role in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 114-139. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., Kilpatrick, K., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P., Bourgeault, I., DiCenso, A. The current and future role of clinical nurse specialists in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 140-166. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Carter, N., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Kaasalainen, S., Donald, F., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Harbman, P., Bourgeault, I., Kioke, S., DiCenso, A. The role of nursing leadership in integrating clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners in healthcare delivery in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 167-185. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Donald, F., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Kaasalainen, S., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Kioke, S., Carter, N., Harbman, P., Bourgeault, I., DiCenso, A. Clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners: Title confusion and lack of role clarity. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 189-211. Dec 1, 2010.
  • DiCenso, A., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Abelson, J., Bourgeault, I., Kilpatrick, K., Carter, N., Kaasalainen, S., Harbman, P. Factors enabling advanced practice nurse roles in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 43, 211-238. Dec 1, 2010.
  • Kaasalainen, S., Martin-Misener, R., Carter, N., DiCenso, A., Donald, F., Baxter, P. The nurse practitioner role in pain management in long-term care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66(3), 542-551. Feb 9, 2010.
  • DiCenso, A., Bourgeault, I., Martin-Misener, R., Kaasalainen, S., Kioke, S., Carter, N., Harbman, I., Donald, F., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Kilpatrick, K. Utilization of nurse practitioners to increase patient access to primary healthcare in Canada – Thinking outside the box. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership (Special Issue), 23, 239-259. Dec 1, 2008.

Honours

  • 2009 - 2011     CHSRF Postdoctoral FellowProgram in Policy Decision-Making, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, $100,000.
  • 2006 - 2007     Carter, N., Bryant-Lukosius, D., Informing the advanced practice nursing role through a needs assessment of patients with advanced prostate cancer, Grant, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nursing Secretariat, Research - New Project, $20,000.00.

Grants

  • 2018 Jan - 2020 Dec        Chan, A.K., Moorehead, P., Heddle, N., Carter, N., Emberley, J., Lane, S., Understanding involvement in obstetrics and neonatal decision making: a qualitative study to explore the experiences, preferences and needs of parents of infants at risk or affected by moderate or severe hemophilia A or B, Grant, C17 Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Research Network, Research - New Project, $118,763.00
  • 2017 Sep - 2018 Aug       Carter, N., Carroll, S., Wahoush, O., Al Jbour, R., Exploring Access to Healthcare for Adult Newcomers in Hamilton with Non-infectious Chronic Diseases, Grant, Hamilton Community Foundation, Research - New Project, $22,000.00

Research

Dr. Carter’s primary research interests are advanced practice nursing, supportive care in cancer,  systems navigation in primary and community care, health and social systems engagement and knowledge transfer and exchange.  In all her research projects, she partners with stakeholders in the community, healthcare organizations, or different levels of government. Her research contributions are published in over 35 peer reviewed publications.

Courses

GRADUATE TEACHING

NUR 745 Qualitative Research Methods, NUR 715 Quantitative Research Methods, NUR 711 Advanced Nursing Practicum, NUR 714 Scholarly Paper

Dr. Carter supervises Masters and PhD students.

UNDERGRADUATE

Dr. Carter has taught in all levels of the undergraduate program. She supervises fourth year students in professional practice and the nursing practicum.

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