Dr. Waite’s research program examines the development and assessment of curricula to produce pharmacists prepared to provide medication management in an evolving healthcare landscape, as well as explores the impact of novel pharmacist interventions and pharmacist scope of practice changes on medication management and health outcomes.
She co-leads OPEN — the Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network — a provincially funded multi-institutional study to foster innovation in pharmacy practice and to evaluate the effectiveness of Ontario pharmacist-led medication management programs.
- Impact of curricular mapping on student achievement of outcomes
- Interprofessional education
- Co-operative experiential education and community-service learning
- The development and assessment of curricula to produce pharmacists prepared to provide medication management in an evolving healthcare landscape
- The impact of novel pharmacist interventions and pharmacist scope of practice changes on medication management and health outcomes.
Trinacty M, Farrell B, Schindel TJ, Sunstrum L, Dolovich L, Kennie N, Russell G, Waite N. Learning and networking: Utilization of a primary care listserv by pharmacists. Can J Hosp Pharm. 2014;67(5): 343–52.
Marks PZ, Jennings B, Farrell B, Kennie-Kaulbach N, Jorgenson D, Pearson-Sharpe J, Waite N. “I gained a skill and a change in attitude”: A case study describing how an online continuing professional education course for pharmacists supported achievement of its transfer-to-practice outcomes. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education. 2014;40(2): 1–18.
(This CAUCE publication was selected to receive the Journal Award at the 2015 Canadian Association for University Continuing Education annual conference.)
Kennie-Kaulbach N, Farrell B, Ward N, Johnston S, Gubbels A, Eguale T, Dolovich L, Jorgenson D, Waite N, Winslade N. Pharmacists’ provision of primary health care: A modified Delphi validation of pharmacists competencies. BMC Fam Pract. 2012;13: 27.
Farrell B, Dolovich L, Emberley P, Gagne M, Jennings B, Jorgenson D, Kennie N, Marks P, Papoushek C, Waite N, Woloschuk D. Designing a novel continuing education program for pharmacists: lessons learned. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. 2012; 145(4): e7–e16.
Awards and Distinctions
- 2016 Outstanding Performance Award
- 2015 Best Pharmacy Practice Research, oral presentation, 2015 Canadian Pharmacists Conference
- 2015 Journal Award, 2015 Canadian Association for University Continuing Education annual conference
- 2014 Best Pharmacy Practice Research, oral presentation, 2014 Canadian Pharmacists Conference
- 2012 Ontario College of Pharmacists Professorship in Pharmacy Innovation
- 2012 Award for Program Excellence, Canadian Association from University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
- 2011 Outstanding Performance Award
- 2011 Association of Faculties of Pharmacy in Canada, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Pharmacy Educator Award
Professional Associations and Service
As one of the first faculty members appointed to the School of Pharmacy, Dr. Waite has been central in its development and expansion. Her accomplishments include leading the development, design and delivery of an accredited four-year BScPhm program with a full co-op component. Most recently, she led the development of the School’s entry-to-practice PharmD program submission, a professional degree designation approved in April 2013 by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Waite chairs and is a member of numerous committees and boards of local, provincial, state, national and international pharmacy organizations. Her many awards from peers — most recently the Ontario College of Pharmacists Professorship in Pharmacy Innovation, a $600,000 professorship to provide leadership in educational and research initiatives — attest to her passion for pharmacy education and practice advancement.
The following news stories have featured Dr. Waite's research:
- Dec 2, 2015: Pharmacists prove essential in influenza immunization battle
May 14, 2014: Nancy Waite wins the 2015 Journal Award
1986 BScPhm (University of Toronto)
1988 PharmD (Wayne State University)
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Wayne State University)