Kelley Kilpatrick

Kelley Kilpatrick, RN, PhD
Susan E. French Chair in Nursing Research & Innovative Practice
Associate Professor
680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1811
kelley.kilpatrick [at]
Phone: 514-398-3416


Kelley Kilpatrick (RN, PhD) was recruited to the Ingram School of Nursing as Associate Professor and holder of the Susan E. French Chair in Nursing Research and Innovative Practice, an endowed Chair, in January 2019. She is a Regular Researcher at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre and at the Canadian Centre for Advanced Practice Nursing Research. She is a member of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network, Practice Subgroup. She completed a PhD in Nursing at McGill University (2010) and a post-doctoral fellowship at McMaster University (2011) at the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Chair Program in Advanced Practice Nursing. She has worked with a range of stakeholders to implement nurse practitioner roles in home care and long-term care teams in Québec. Her work influenced Québec’s laws regulating nurse practitioner practice, as well as advanced practice role implementation and evaluation internationally. A Fonds de recherche du Québec-Santé (FRQ-S) Research Scholar since 2013, her research program aims to improve patient and family experience of care by optimizing functioning in inter-professional teams that include advanced practice nurses.

Areas of interest

  • Advanced practice nursing (APN) and APN roles, i.e., clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners
  • Team effectiveness
  • Processes in healthcare teams in acute and primary care
  • Effects of healthcare service delivery on patients and families
  • Role implementation and evaluation
  • Role of patients and families in healthcare teams
  • Team processes
  • Acute and primary care
  • Case studies and mixed methods research

Portrait of Kelley: Credit to Owen Egan and Joni Dufour

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