Ruth Martin-Misener, PhD, NP, RN, FAAN, is a Professor and the Director of the School of Nursing and Assistant Dean, Research, at the Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She is also the Co-Director of the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nursing at McMaster University and an Affiliate Scientist with the Nova Scotia Health Authority as well as the Maritime Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Support Unit.
Dr. Martin-Misener’s research evaluates the implementation and outcomes of the nurse practitioner role and innovative team-based care. Her research supports evidence-informed policy formation for decision-makers in organizations and in government through rigorous evaluation of the implementation and impact of nurse practitioners on patient, system and provider outcomes. Results of her research have been used provincially, nationally and internationally to inform policy related to nurse practitioner scope of practice, education, regulation and deployment across sectors and with different populations.
Her research has had a sustained impact on the integration of nurse practitioner roles in Canada through its application to health policy for role implementation and regulation, particularly in primary health care and long-term care.