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Dr. Kim Sears PhD, RN
Dr. Kim  Sears
Associate Professor
Contact Info
(613) 533-6000 ext. 78763
102 Barrie Street


School of Nursing, Queen’s University


Accreditation Committee of Foundations of Quality Improvement


SPOR Evidence Alliance Executive Committee

Canadian Patient Safety Institute Expert committee revising patient safety competencies


Joanna Briggs Institute University of Adelaide

Implementation Science Synthesis Network of the Americas

Member of the World Health Organization- Global Patient Safety Network.

Member of Commission of Accreditation of HealthQuality Education Standards for Accreditation Committee and Standards for Certification Sub-Committee


Graduate Student Supervision

I am currently accepting PhD students in the area of Health Quality.


Dr. Kim Sears is an Associate Professor at Queen's University. She is the  Associate Director of Health Quality Programs and the Deputy Director/ Healthcare Quality, Queen's Joanna Briggs Collaboration. Dr. Sears has over twenty years' experience as a nurse, primarily focused in neonatal intensive care units. Throughout her teaching experience Dr. Sears has been primarily involved in the area of quality and safety in healthcare. She is familiar with the e-learning environment, distance learning, virtual clinical excursions (VCEs) and simulation.


Dr. Sears conducts an active program of research in health services with a focus on advancing quality care, reducing risk and improving patient safety. The majority of her work focuses on furthering the quality and safety of medication delivery. Dr. Sears explores the advancement of medication delivery in Canada and internationally including both the community and hospital settings for children and adults. Dr. Sears has experience working with large databases, quantitative methodology and intergrative studies using systemic review methodology. 


Please click here for a list of publications.