Dr. Christine Covell

Previous Postdoctoral Trainees
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  • Project Title:
    A Pan Canadian Perspective on the Successful Integration of Internationally Educated Nurses. Funded by CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010-2015)
  • Project Description:
    This research will examine the reasons why some internationally educated nurses are successful in becoming nurses in Canada, and identify the programs available to help them pass a licensing examination and find work in their profession. Information from this research can be used to develop and modify educational programs and social program to assist internationally educated nurses become eligible to practice their profession and find work in Canada. Employers and regulatory agencies can use the information to develop strategies to retain internationally educated nurses in Canada.
  • Where you are now?:
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa, Funded by Institute of Gender and Health, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, (2012-2015).
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Research Projects

  • The Study-Migration Pathway: Understanding the Factors that Influence the Employment and Retention of International Students as Regulated Health Professionals in Canada. Role: Principal Investigator: Covell, CL. Co-Investigators: Neiterman, E., Bourgeault, IL. Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) Partnership. Funding Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($7,500; 2014).
  • Factors that Support the Successful Integration and Retention of Internationally Educated Nurses into the Canadian Healthcare System. Investigators: I. St-Pierre, PI (Qualitative Lead). Role: Co-Investigator. Funding Agency: Health Canada ($249,595; 2013-2015).
  • Pan Canadian Health Human Resources Knowledge Exchange Network. Primary Investigators:  Bourgeault, I. L., Barer, M., Tomblin Murphy, G Role:  Co-Investigator (Lead-CHHRN Virtual Library).  Funding Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research ($600,000; 2011-2014).

Publications & Presentations

  • Covell CL., Neiterman, E., Bourgeault, IL. (2014). A scoping review on internationally educated nurses in Canada. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(3), 26-45.
  • Covell, CL., Neiterman, E., Bourgeault, IL. (In press, 2014). Forms of Capital as Facilitators of Internationally Educated Nurses’ Integration into the Canadian Nursing Workforce. Canadian Public Policy. Slated for publication upcoming special Issue.
  • Bourgeault, IL., Neiterman, E., Covell, CL., Quatro, A. (2013). Internationally Educated Health Professionals: A Review of Canadian Literature. Canadian Health Human Resources Network (CHHRN Knowledge Synthesis). University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
  • Covell, CL., Sidani, S. (2014, January). Nursing intellectual capital theory: implications for research and practice. Reprint and featured Fulltext in Medscape Nurses MedPulse newletter, January 28, 2014.
  • Covell, CL., Sidani, S. (2013, May). Nursing intellectual capital theory: implications for research and practice. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2), Manuscript 2.
  • Covell, CL., Sidani, S. (2013). Nursing intellectual capital: testing selected propositions. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 69(11), 2432-2445. Published ahead of print March 6, 2013.
  • Covell, CL., Sidani, S. (2013). The middle-range theory of nursing intellectual capital: operationalization and empirical validation of the concepts. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(8), 1785-1796. Published ahead of print November 16, 2012.
  • O’Connor, P., Ritchie, JA., Drouin, S., Covell CL. (2012). Redesigning the Workplace for 21st Century Healthcare. Health Care Quarterly Patient Safety Papers, 15 (Special Issue), 30-35.
  • Covell, CL, Sidani, S., Ritchie, JA. (2012). Does the sequence of data collection influence participants’ responses to closed and open-ended questions? A methodological study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 664–671. Published ahead of print December 27, 2011. Doi:10.1016/j.ijnur-stu.2.11.12.002.
  • Manojlovich, M., Sidani, S., Covell, CL., Antonakos, CL. (2011). Nurse dose: Linking staffing variables to adverse patient outcomes. Nursing Research, 60(4), 214-220. Published ahead of print June 17, 2011. One of the 10 most frequently accessed articles through OVID in 2011.
  • Sidani, S., Manojlovich, M., Covell, CL. (2010). Nurse dose: validation and refinement of a concept. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 24(3), 159-171.
  • Covell, CL. (2010). Can civility in nursing work environments improve medication safety? Journal of Nursing Administration, 40(7/8), 300-301.
  • Covell, CL. (2009). Outcomes achieved from organizational investment in nursing continuing professional development. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(10), 438-443.
  • Covell, CL., Ritchie, JA. (2009). Nurses’ responses to medication errors: suggestions for organizational strategies to improve reporting. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(4), 287-297.
  • Covell, CL. (2008).The middle-range theory of nursing intellectual capital. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 63(1), 94-103.

Published Abstracts

  • Covell, CL. (2008). Nursing intellectual capital theory: Conceptualizing the contributions of nurses’ knowledge, skills and experience to patients and organizations. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38(5), 209-213.
  • Covell, CL., & Ritchie, JA. (2008). Promoting nurses disclosure of medication errors: Towards the development of an intervention. Journal of Nursing Administration, 38(5), 209-213.

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