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Laurie Gedcke-Kerr MSc, RN
 Laurie  Gedcke-Kerr
Contact Info
613-533-6000 x74771

Graduate Student Supervision

I am not currently accepting graduate students.



I believe my role, as a teacher at Queen's, is to facilitate understanding so students can achieve the goals they have set in their education as undergraduate nurses. This facilitation includes engaging students into deeper learning. I feel learners will commit themselves to this type of learning and will devote the energy to learning that is relevant to them and their goals. My role is to characterize and capture the learner's attention by creating an environment in which they can engage in deeper learning.

I joined the School of Nursing in 2005. My current areas of teaching are in the third year of the Undergraduate Nursing Program. I coordinate both the theoretical and clinical courses that relate to Maternal Child Family Centered Nursing Care. I teach the Pediatric Nursing Theoretical components and lead a Family Seminar Group within the Family Centered Nursing Care Theory Course. I also supervise and teach third year students in the clinical setting at Kingston Health Science Centre during their Pediatric Placement. In the past, I have taught and supervised students within the Physical Assessment course and within the final clinical placement.



My Master of Science Research focused on the "Supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer, in transition from diagnosis to treatment". I have worked as a Junior Researcher with Dr. Margaret Harrison on a study entitled "Transitions and continuity of pediatric care: A study of family and provider perspectives". I have been a member of various supervising committees of Master's Students.



Chair, Undergraduate Academic Progress and Graduation Committee

Member of Queen's Joanna Briggs Collaboration

Member of College of Nurses of Ontario Academic Reference Group



Kerr, L. Harrison, M. Medves, J. & Tranmer, J. (2004). Supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer: Transition from diagnosis to treatment. Oncology Nursing Forum. 31(6). E116-126.

Kerr, L.; Harrison, M., Medves, J., Tranmer, J., & Fitch, M. (2007).  Understanding the supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer: An approach to local needs assessment. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.24,(5) 279-293.

Kerr, L. (2008). The Supportive care needs of parents of children with cancer. In Fitch, M. Supportive care framework: A foundation for person-centred care. (pp. 49-55). Renfrew, Ontario.

Hroch, J., Sawhney, M., Sears N, Gedcke-Kerr , L., VanDenKerkhof, E.G. Knowledge and Attitudes About Pain Management Among Nursing Students in Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Management Nursing, accepted December 11, 2018.