Jenn Salfi RN, BScN, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: EA 319, Building 3
905 688 5550 x3483

Dr. Jenn Salfi worked at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead for Interprofessional Education (IPE) for 14 years before coming to Brock University in September 2013. She is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Nursing, and is involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of a variety of nursing and interprofessional education initiatives. Her most recent endeavors include the start-up of Brock’s first interprofessional course on collaboration and teamwork, and research evaluating the impact of an IPE Clinical Teaching Unit at St. Catharines General Hospital.

  • Interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Collaboration/teamwork
  • Nursing education
  • Qualitative research methods
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Canadian Nurses Association
  • Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC)

Last 3 Years:

Book Chapters

Prentice, D. & Salfi, J. (2021). Translating evidence into practice: An experience with interprofessional education (IPE). In London, UK: Springer Nature.

Gum, L. & Salfi, J. (In press). Context and trends in interprofessional education (IPE). In Nestel, D., Reedy, G., McKenna, L. & Gough, S. Clinical Education for the Health Professions: Theory and Practice. Germany: Springer Publishing House.

Salfi, J. (2021). Interprofessional education (IPE). In M. Bradshaw, Hultquist, B. & Hagler, D. (8th Ed.). Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. Sudbury, MA, Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

Peer-reviewed Journals

Zheng, E., Palombella, A., Salfi, J., & Wainman, B. (2019). A follow-up study on the long-term effects of interprofessional education through a dissection course with healthcare professional students. Anatomic Science Education (ASE) Journal, 12(1), 52-60.

Petty, L., Engel, J., Salfi, J. & Trussell, D. (2018). Food, body function and leisure for midlife women: “If I partake in that, I will suffer consequences.” Leisure Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2018.1483849

Engel, J., Salfi, J., Micsinski, S., & Bodnar, A. (2017). Informed strangers: Witnessing and responding to unethical care as student nurses. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 4 (1-9).

Moore, J., Prentice, D. & Salfi, J. (2017). A mixed-methods pilot study of registered nurse and registered practical nurse collaboration in acute care. Clinical Nursing Studies, 5 (4), 1-11.

Salfi, J. & Carbol, B. (2017). The applicability of the NCLEX-RN to the Canadian testing population: A review of regulatory body evidence. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 14(1),

Government Reports

Carbol, B. & Salfi, J. (2016). Review of NCSBN Evidence on the Applicability of the NCLEX-RN to the Canadian Testing Population. A Report Prepared for the Council of Ontario Universities. Funded by the Council of Ontario Universities and Programs of Nursing (COUPN).


  • Foundations of Collaboration & Teamwork
  • Experiencing Chronicity (theory & practicum)
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Applied Nursing Research


  • Gerontology
  • Interprofessional Practice
  • 2018 Chancellor’s Chair for Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2012 Award for Excellence in Nursing Education (CASN)
  • 2012 Alan Blizzard Award – Excellence in Learning & Teaching (STLHE)
  • 2012 John Gilbert Interprofessional Education Award (NaHSSA)