Jenn Salfi RN, BScN, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing

Office: EA 304, Building 3
905 688 5550 x3483

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 Assistant 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)

Book Chapters

Salfi, J. (2016) Interprofessional education (IPE). In M. Bradshaw & A. Lowenstein (7th Ed.). Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishing.

Salfi, J. & Solomon, P. (2014). Interprofessional communication skills labs. In M. Bradshaw & A. Lowenstein (6th Ed.). Innovative teaching strategies in nursing and related health professions. Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Publishing.


Peer-reviewed Journals

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

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),

Jung, B., Salfi, J. et al. (Dec. 2016). Bridging the divide: Interprofessional education in complementary and alternative health care. Explore: The Journal of Science & Healing, DOI: 10.1016/j.explore.2016.12.007

Salfi, J., Mohaupt, J., Patterson, C. & Allen, D. (2015). Reality check – Are we truly preparing our students for interprofessional collaborative practice? Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 47 (2), pp.41-61.

Fernandes, A., Palombella, A., Salfi, J. & Wainman, B. (2015). Dissecting through barriers: A mixed-methods study on the effect of interprofessional education in a dissection course with health care professional students. Anatomic Science Education (ASE) Journal, 8, 305-316. Contribution: Mixed Methods Overview; Qualitative Methods & Findings; Editing.

Wainman, B., Palombella, A., Fernandes, A., & Salfi, J. (2014). Is anatomy dissection effective IPE? The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 28(1), Suppl. 18.2, DOI: 10.1096/fj.1530-6860

Salfi, J., Solomon, P., Allen, D., Mohaupt, J., & Patterson, C. (2012). Overcoming all obstacles: A framework for embedding interprofessional education (IPE) into a large, multi-site BScN program. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(2), 106-110.


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).

Salfi, J, Davies-Schinkel, C., Crea, M. & Baumann, A. (2015). Report of the JPNC Nursing Education for a Sustainable Healthcare System Work Group, Appendix C. Prepared for the Joint Provincial Nursing Committee, of the Council of Ontario Universities and Programs in Nursing (COUPN). Funded by NHSRU (Nursing Health Services Research Unit (NHSRU).

Trends and Issues

Experiencing Chronicity (theory & practicum)


Nursing Research

Applied Nursing Research

  • 2012 Award for Excellence in Nursing Education (CASN)
  • 2012 Alan Blizzard Award – Excellence in Learning and Teaching (STLHE)
  • 2012  John Gilbert Interprofessional Education (IPE) Mentorship Award (NaHSSA)