Jacqueline van Wijlen

Assistant Professor
C274
Camden Hall
(902) 867-3370

Jacqueline is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University (BScN with Advanced Major with distinction), Dalhousie University (Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner Stream: Family/All-Ages) and a current PhD (Nursing) student at McGill University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Rankin School of Nursing and teaches courses in research methods, transition to professional nursing practice, and perinatal, children & family health.

Jacqueline’s nursing practice career spans from acute care (pediatric & neonatal intensive care) to work as a family practice nurse in an outpatient student health service clinic. In addition, she has been actively involved in preparing and supporting new graduate nurses (RN & LPN) in their transition to professional practice through various guest presentations, lectures and workshops across the province. Currently, Jacqueline is enrolled in the PhD (Nursing) program at McGill University’s Ingram School of Nursing under the co-supervision of Dr. Sonia Semenic (McGill) and Dr. Megan Aston (Dalhousie). The focus of her doctoral work is a feminist poststructural exploration of premature parents’ experiences with infant feeding decision-making in the NICU. Research interest areas include: perinatal health, children & adolescent health, family health as well as new graduate nursing transition & retention.

Courses

Courses

Courses Taught

N231: Fundamentals of Research & Collective Collaborative Practice

N233: Care of Families in Transition: Childbearing & Childrearing Years

N237: Nursing Concepts in the Care of Women, Children & Families

N298: Introduction to Pharmacology: A Pathophysiological Approach       

N406: Preparing for Professional Role Transition

 

Clinical & Simulation Supervision

N234: Integrating Nursing Roles & Practices II: Care of Childbearing & Childrearing Families

N208: Foundations of Health & Health Systems                                                                        

 N245: Healthy Aging

Research

Research

RESEARCH

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Carnevale, F., van Wijlen, J.E. & Carter, B. (2020). Ten ethical principles in palliative care. In

Limbo, R., Wool, C. & Carter, B. (Eds.), Perinatal and neonatal palliative care clinical

handbook for nurses, physicians, and other health professionals (1st ed.) (Ch. 21). NewYork, NY: Springer Publishing Company. See: https://connect.springerpub.com/highwire_display/entity_view/node/116475/content_details

 

van Wijlen, J.E. & Aston, M. (2019). Applying feminist poststructuralism as a framework for

exploring infant feeding interactions in the neonatal intensive care unit. Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Research, 1(1), 59-72. https://witness.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/default/article/view/12

 

van Wijlen, J.E. (2018). Breastfeeding woman or lactating object? A critical philosophical

discussion on the influence of Cartesian dualism on breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(5-6), 1022-1031. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jocn.14686

 

van Wijlen, J.E. (2016). Healing the healer: A Caring Science approach to moral distress in new

graduate nurses. International Journal for Human Caring, 21(1), 15-19. https://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrijhc/21/1/15

 

DOCTORAL FUNDING AWARDS

2021-2022

  • Doctoral Studies Fellowship, Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MES) & l’Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ), $39,000.
  • Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research/Réseau de Récherche en Interventions en Sciences Infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ), $7,500.

2017-2021

  • Doctoral Studies Fellowship, Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MEES) & l’Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ), $39,000.
  • Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research/Réseau de Récherche en Interventions en Sciences Infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ), $7,000.
  • Eileen Peters Award, McGill University, $12,000 x 2. [2017-2018, 2018-2019]
  • Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University, $23,000. [2017-2018]
  • Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel (GREAT) Awards, McGill University, $2,312 total [2017-2021]
  • Student Academic Development Awards (SADA), McGill University, $1,192 total [2017-2019]

 

PROVINCIAL COMPETITIVE PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

Benoit, B., Leuschner, J., Cameron, A., Cassidy, C., Lukeman, S., van Wijlen, J., Martin

Misener, R., Campbell-Yeo, M. (2020). Co-development of implementation

interventions to support parent-led infant pain care: A collaborative, theoretically informed planning study. Nova Scotia Health Authority Translating Research Into Care Grant, Co-Investigator. Funded January 15, 2020. $3000.00.

 

NATIONAL COMPETITIVE PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Implementation of a maternal pertussis  immunization program: Improving coverage among Inuit women. Co-Investigator, 2017–2019. $199,992.

 

SELECT PRESENTATIONS AT PEER-REVIEWED FORUMS                                                                                                                                               

van Wijlen, J.E. & Semenic, S. (2021, September 23). Exploring parents’ infant

feeding decision-making experiences in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

during complex times: The evolution of a qualitative nursing doctoral study in

the wake of COVID-19. [30-min. Virtual Oral Presentation]. 10th Annual

Canadian Association of Perinatal & Women’s Health Nurses’ 2021 Conference

 

van Wijlen, J.E., Semenic, S., Aston, M., Feeley, N. & Héon, M. (2021, March 3,4,10,17).

Parents’ infant feeding decision-making experiences in the Neonatal IntensiveCare Unit (NICU): A proposed feminist poststructural exploration [Virtual Poster            Presentation]. 34th Annual Gravens Conference on the Environment of Care for High-Risk Newborns, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

 

van Wijlen, J.E. (2019, June 14). Caring Science as an approach to addressing & mitigating moral

distress: Applicability to new graduate and student nurses. [30-Minute Oral Presentation]. Atlantic Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 2019 Conference, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada.

 

van Wijlen, J.E. (2019, March 21). Applicability of various feminist theories and frameworks in

exploring the unique challenges of supporting breastfeeding women in the neonatal

intensive care unit (NICU).  [60-minute Presentation/Discussion Session]. 14th

Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

 

van Wijlen, J.E., Dykes, F., Aston, M., Feely, N. & Semenic, E. (2019, March 20-22). A proposed

feminist poststructural exploration of infant feeding support in the Neonatal Intensive

Care Unit [Poster Presentation & Roundtable Discussion]. 14th Breastfeeding and

Feminism International Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

 

van Wijlen, J.E. (2018, Oct. 27-29). Breastfeeding woman or lactating body? Deconstructing the

influence of Cartesian dualism on breastfeeding support interactions [Poster 2]. 24th

Qualitative Health Research Conference, Halifax, NS, Canada.

 

Lukeman, S.O., van Wijlen, J.E. & Austen, E. (2018, May 28-31). Changing the conversation: A

collective responsibility for supportive breastfeeding environments [Poster 42]. Public

Health 2018 Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

 

Lukeman, S.O., van Wijlen, J.E., Austen, E., Lukeman, E. & Aquino, N.  (2017, Oct.15-16). Making

room: Exploring the complexities, challenges and triumphs of establishing and

implementing public breastfeeding spaces [Poster 05]. Canadian Association of Perinatal

& Women’s Health Nurses’ 2017 Conference, Halifax, NS. [Winner: Best Poster,

CAPWHN Conference 2017]