Dr. Linda McGillis Hall is the 2018 CNEI Fellow!

The Advisory Board of the Canadian Nurse Educator Institute (CNEI) is very pleased to announce that the 2018 CNEI Fellow is

Dr. Linda McGillis Hall, University of Toronto


Professor McGillis Hall’s research on nursing work, nursing education, the nursing work environment and patient safety has made major contributions to the nursing profession. Her early research involved the development and validation of a set of core indicators for monitoring and comparing the demand for nurses and nursing employment patterns. This work resulted in indicators that are utilized in the research and scholarly arena, as well as integrated broadly into practice and policy arenas in hospital report cards and government accountability agreements. She also led the first Canadian study examining the impact of organizational restructuring and changes in staff mix in the nursing workforce on patient, system and nursing outcomes.

Professor McGillis Hall has been and continues to be a valued mentor to students and colleagues. She has supervised undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students in nursing and other health-related disciplines since 2002, demonstrating a sustained commitment to educating the next generation of nurses. She has regularly mentored undergraduate nursing students over a variety of programs since 2000, including the flagship Undergraduate Student Summer Research program and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Health Professional Student Research Program -to date, a total of 42 undergraduate students.

Professor McGillis Hall received the 2017 Pat Griffin Nursing Education Research Scholar Award, and the 2013 Research Mentorship Award from the US Health Services Research Organization – Academy Health’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). Furthermore, she is internationally recognized for her work on the nursing profession and nursing education. This has been a major contribution to theoretical and applied work in research about the nursing profession.

Most recently, Professor McGillis Hall has turned her attention to the implementation of the NCLEX-RN in Canada, as a replacement to the CRNE. This work has drawn national and international attention for highlighting the effect of the new exam on students across a range of domains.

Professor McGillis Hall has a strong teaching record at the undergraduate and graduate level, and is a highly sought-after doctoral supervisor. Her work in the pedagogical development of the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing is outstanding, and she has been closely involved in program development. Her students have gone on to successful careers as independent researchers in academic, research or health care organizations, and she continues to mentor them beyond graduation. Moreover, she has a demonstrated commitment to conducting high-quality research and ensuring nursing students and professionals have access to equally high-quality education.

To learn more about Dr. McGillis Hall’s research and publications, visit: https://bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/faculty/linda-mcgillis-hall

In order to recognize the caliber of her work and contributions to nursing education in Canada over the course of her career, Dr. McGillis Hall will be honoured and inducted this November at the 2018 CASN Council meeting.

Dr. McGillis Hall will join the Fellows and Inaugural Fellows, who were named last year:


2017 Fellows

  • Deborah Tamlyn, Dalhousie University, 2017
  • Johanne Goudreau, Université de Montréal, 2017
  • Judith Scanlan, University of Manitoba, 2017
  • Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn, Western University, 2017

2017 Inaugural Fellows

  • Florence Myrick, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Mina Singh, York University, 2017
  • Joanne Profetto-McGrath, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Bernard Garrett, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Jacinthe Pepin, Université de Montréal, 2017
  • Olive Yonge, University of Alberta, 2017
  • Netha Dyck, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2017
  • Janet Landeen, McMaster University, 2017
  • Clémence Dallaire, Université Laval, 2017
  • Sally Thorne, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Judith MacIntosh, University of New Brunswick, 2017


The members of CNEI’s Advisory Board are proud to be able to count those listed above among the ranks of its Fellows.

Congratulations Dr. Linda McGillis Hall!!