History


From left to right: Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), McGill University, and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Dr. Hélène Ezer, former Director, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University; Dr. Sean Clarke, former Susan E. French Chair; Susan E. French, former Director, McGill School of Nursing; Mrs. Satoko Ingram; Prof. Heather Munroe-Blum, former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University; and Mr. Richard S. Ingram. Photo: Nicolas Morin

The McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient – and –Family –Centered Care was inaugurated in September of 2012. It is supported by an initial gift of $6 million to the founding partners - the Ingram School of Nursing and the Nursing Departments of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) - by the Newton Foundation and the partner institutions’ Foundations and donors.

As of September 2018, the McGill Nursing Collaborative is facilitating more than a dozen ongoing projects, with the direct involvement of over 100 nurses working in Montreal. These projects tackle a wide range of issues in nursing practice and education, from providing leadership training to nursing clinicians and faculty, to helping McGill students make the professional transition from student to nurse, to improving opioid monitoring for adult patients.

By facilitating collaboration between academic and clinical settings, the McGill Nursing Collaborative helps to support innovations in improving nursing care for patients and their families.