Kathryn Halverson, RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Dr. Kathryn Halverson

905 688 5550 x5823

Dr. Kathryn Halverson is a Registered Nurse and Assistant Professor with interests in transition to practice, recruitment, and retention of new nurses, professional identity formation, and ethics. Prior to joining Brock University in 2022, she was a faculty member at Lakehead University School of Nursing in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Her nursing experience is in the areas of public health nursing and community health, specifically nursing services for Veterans.

  • Transition to practice for new nurses
  • Professional identity formation
  • Qualitative research methods, specifically narrative inquiry
  • Nursing education
  • College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Victorian Order of Nurses

Halverson, K. (2020). A narrative approach to understanding the experience of becoming and being a nurse: Professional identity formation among new nurses [Doctoral dissertation, Queen’s University]. QSpace. https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/27548 

Halverson, K. (2021). Sailing in the winds of change: Navigating the future of nursing education. The Journal of Nursing Education, 60(12), 661–667. https://doi.org/10.3928/01484834-20211102-02 

Halverson, K., Tregunno, D., & Vidjen, I. (in press). Professional identity formation: A concept analysis. Quality Advancement in Nursing Education. 

Moulton, E., Wilson, R., Camargo Plazas, P., & Halverson, K. (2019). The central question and the scope of nursing research. Nursing Philosophy, 20(1), e12228-n/a. doi:10.1111/nup.12228 

  • Nursing Ethics
  • Nursing & Health Promotion: Canadian Context
  • Care of Persons with Chronic Health Concerns
  • Samuel McLaughlin Fellowship
  • Mary Francis Fellowship in Nursing 
  • Beryl Bracken Memorial Award in Nursing 
  • Albert and Anne Francis Foundation Graduate Award  
  • Queen’s Graduate Award 
  • Queen’s 55th Anniversary Award