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

For a list of Dr. Boscart's publications, please visit PubMed or Scopus.

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