Veronique Boscart

Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD

Veronique Boscart has extensive nursing experience including working as a clinician, educator, manager and researcher in an international setting. Her research interests are broad and include a variety of subject such as evidence-based care in gerontology; best practices in research methods with older adults; the development of gerontological education for health care professionals; and care delivery models in residential care. She has published over forty peer-reviewed manuscripts and is the lead author on the first Canadian edition of Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging (2011).

Veronique Boscart is chair holder of the CIHR/Schlegel Industrial Research Chair for Colleges in Senior Care funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) College and Community Innovation (CCI) grant program. She is Principal Investigator on the Neighbourhood Team Development program: Promoting resident centeredness in long-term care (CIHR Operating Grant); Improving outcomes for frail seniors: Impact of the ASILA program for long-term staff (TVN Catalyst Grant), Optimizing simulation and clinical learning in the education of health care professionals (MTCU Productivity & Innovation Fund), and Co-Principal Investigator on Developing patient-provider partnerships across the system (CFN Catalyst Grant) and DIVERT-CARE (collaboration action research & evaluation) study: A multi-provincial pragmatic trial of cardio-respiratory management in home care (CIHR Project Grant).

Other ongoing research projects include the following:
  • Early needs identification of seniors in acute care
  • The transition from the emergency department into home care (Trans-ED-HC) project
  • Care processes to manage heart failure in long term care
  • Structures, processes and outcomes related to effective leaders in long term care
  • Affective and cognitive technologies for assistance in the home
Can J Aging. 2017 Oct 11;:1-9
Prentice D, Boscart V, McGilton KS, Escrig A
Can J Aging. 2017 Sep 15;:1-13
McCleary L, Boscart V, Donahue P, Harvey K
J Interprof Care. 2017 Sep 06;:1-10
Boscart VM, Heckman GA, Huson K, Brohman L, Harkness KI, Hirdes J, McKelvie RS, Stolee P
Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2018;4:9
Heckman GA, Boscart VM, Huson K, Costa A, Harkness K, Hirdes JP, Stolee P, McKelvie RS
J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2017 Jun 28;:
Keller HH, Carrier N, Slaughter SE, Lengyel C, Steele CM, Duizer L, Morrison J, Brown KS, Chaudhury H, Yoon MN, Duncan AM, Boscart V, Heckman G, Villalon L
J Appl Gerontol. 2017 Apr 01;:733464817702477
King EC, Boscart VM, Weiss BM, Dutta T, Callaghan JP, Fernie GR
Can Geriatr J. 2017 Mar;20(1):15-21
Boscart VM, d'Avernas J, Brown P, Raasok M
BMC Geriatr. 2017 Jan 13;17(1):15
Keller HH, Carrier N, Slaughter S, Lengyel C, Steele CM, Duizer L, Brown KS, Chaudhury H, Yoon MN, Duncan AM, Boscart VM, Heckman G, Villalon L
Can Geriatr J. 2016 Dec;19(4):164-181
Heckman GA, Boscart VM, Franco BB, Hillier L, Crutchlow L, Lee L, Molnar F, Seitz D, Stolee P
Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2015;1:20
Gibbs JC, McArthur C, Milligan J, Clemson L, Lee L, Boscart VM, Heckman G, Rojas-Fernandez C, Stolee P, Giangregorio LM


President - Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA)
Section Editor - Canadian Journal on Aging
Adjunct Assistant Professor - School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo
Assistant Clinical Professor - School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Board of Directors - Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG)
Board of Directors - National Initiative for the Care of Elderly (NICE)
Board of Directors - Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Board of Directors - Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA)
Member - Canadian Network in Nurse Researchers in Aging (CN2RA)
Member - Executive Planning Committee for Canadian Culture Change Conference
Member - International Consortium of the Professional Practices of Nurses in LTC