Professor (on Leave)
UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Canada V6T 2B5
MSc , Purdue University
BSc , University of Michigan
BSc , University of North Carolina
MSc , University of Northern Colorado
PhD , Colorado State University
Affiliations & Links
Nursing Leadership Institute
I am the author on a policy paper (to be published in 2014) through the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions on workforce redesign.
I am a member of a pan-Canadian project sponsored through the Institute of Medicine (IOM), whose purpose is to create, pilot and evaluate a global health collaborative leadership model. The Canadian universities involved in this project include: UBC, University of Toronto, Queen’s University, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Laval University. I am co-lead with Dr. Lesley Bainbridge (faculty of medicine) for the UBC project team. See: http://cihlc.ca/.
UBC is in the process of introducing pedagogical innovations across campus. Dr. Bernie Garrett and I are the co-leads on a flexible learning initiative within the School of Nursing to infuse new teaching and learning strategies and tools within our school. We are working with a doctoral student in education to develop, implement and evaluate these new strategies, beginning with our undergraduate curriculum.
I am the Deputy Director for the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)-UBC International Centre on Nursing Leadership. I helped to design the Centre’s curriculum, and I do virtual professional development sessions with Hong Kong nurse leaders at least two times a year. I am also involved in evaluation strategy for the Centre. I have close collaborations with nursing faculty at CUHK, and I typically go to Hong Kong once annually to teach within the CUHK Doctor of Nursing and Master of Nursing Science degree programs.
I am a co-investigator on a CIHR-funded study (Dr. Heather Laschinger, PI), to study work environment factors that act as barriers or enablers to new nurse transition to practice: The Starting Out study.
I am co-investigator on a CIHR-funded study (Drs. Graham Dickson, Bill Tholl, co-PIs) to investigate the types of leadership styles and behaviors that result in healthcare innovations at regional, provincial and national levels of government. I have been the PI for a smaller component of the study: I have been responsible for coding and analyzing data from the national level component of the study.
I am PI on a Michael Smith Foundation Nursing Research Initiative commissioned study to investigate the impact of overcapacity protocols in acute care settings on nurse and patient outcomes.
BC’s Nursing Administrative Leadership Institute for First-Line Nurse Leaders (NLI)
I was the Academic Lead for BC’s Nursing Administrative Leadership Institute for First-Line Nurse Leaders (NLI). To learn more information, please visit the NLI website at: http://nli.nursing.ubc.ca
UBC SoN's Practice-Academic Collaboration Coordination Committee
I was a member of the UBC SoN's Practice-Academic Collaboration Coordination committee. On this committee, we are responsible for promoting practice-academic partnerships for research, education, practice, and leadership.
Provincial Nursing Workload Capacity Project
I was the Research Lead for a Provincial Nursing Workload Capacity project that is being sponsored through BC’s Ministry of Health. One aspect of this project includes the development of nurse staffing plan templates and guidelines to assist nurses in different healthcare settings with making safe and effective staffing decisions. Patient acuity decisions and staffing plan processes are based on the synergy model, a model endorsed through Sigma Theta Tau International.
Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing
I have recently rotated out of my Associate Editor capacity for the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (after 10 years). I have also finished a term as the journal's editor for one of its regular columns, the Clinical Practice Column. I am also a reviewer for other professional journals, including Pediatric Nursing Journal.
The Nursing Leadership Development Study
Principal (MacPhee). Funding: The Canadian Health Services Research Foundation. I was research lead on a 4-year longitudinal, quasi-experimental study to track outcomes for novice nurse leaders in BC.
The BC Nursing Leadership Institute (BC NLI)
Academic Lead, Research Lead (MacPhee). I worked with Dr. France Bouthillette to design, deliver and evaluate a front-line nurse leadership program for novice nurse leaders in BC. The BCNLI was funded by the Ministry of Health, the Chief Nursing Officers of BC health authorities and UBC School of Nursing.
The Nurse Researcher Pathway
Principals (Noreen Frisch, Sherry Hamilton). Funding: Michael Smith Foundation Nursing Research Initiative. I was a co-investigator on this project.
The Nurse Educator Pathway
Principal (Pat Semeniuk). Funding: Human Resources Skills Development Canada This partnership between UBC and University of Victoria Schools of Nursing, the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health Authorities, and the BC Nurses Union was designed to expand the capacity of the health service sector to support the education of both students and practicing professionals. I was the program evaluator and research lead for this project.
The Provincial Nursing Workload Project
Principal (MacPhee). Funding: the Ministry of Health BC and the BCNU. I designed, implemented and evaluated this project across 8 pilot sites (4 sectors) in BC.
Nurses' Career Aspirations to Management Roles
Principals: Laschinger & Wong. Co-Investigators: MacPhee, MacDonald-Renz, Gurnham, Vincent, Matthews, McCutcheon, Saxe-Barithwaite, Burkoski, Grinspun, Letton, Cummings, Leiter, Ritchie, D'Amout, O'Brien-Pallas, Wilk, Almost, & Purdy. Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).
A Collaboration to Address Quality and Safety Issues in British Columbia Emergency Departments
Principal: MacPhee. Co-Applicants: Marsden & Kamal. Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).
High Fidelity Simulation Curriculum Development and Faculty Education.
(Co-Investigators: B. Garret, C. Jackson). TLEF (UBC).
Factors that Contribute to Successful Practice Placements from Students, Instructors and Staff Perspectives
(Principal Investigator: A. McCutcheon) (Co-Investigator: G. Mickelson). Practice Education Innovation Fund: BC Academic Health Council.
Developing and Testing a Leadership Development Logic Model
(Co-Investigators: A. McCutcheon, B. Mildon, A. Kazanjian, P. Ratner, S. Wong, J. Skelton-Green, H. Laschinger, L. O’Brien-Pallas, B. Bekemeier). CHSRF REISS (LOI). To develop a full CHSRF application.
Developing and Testing a Leadership Development Logic Model
(Co-Investigators: A. McCutcheon, B. Mildon, A. Kazanjian, P. Ratner, S. Wong, J. Skelton-Green, H. Laschinger, L. O’Brien-Pallas, B. Bekemeier, S. Dahinten). CHSRF REISS.
Building Practice Education Capacity: The Collaborative Practice Team
(Co-Investigators: M. Meloche, L. Magri, A. Gilliver, J. Bassi, B. Mackleston). Practice Education Innovation Fund: BC Academic Health Council.
Evaluating the Role of High Fidelity Simulations for Teaching and Evaluating Nursing Student Clinical Competencies
(Co-Investigators: B. Garrett, C. Jackson). Teaching and Learning Fund TLEF (UBC).
A Literature Synthesis of Patient Safety and Safe Nurse Staffing
(Co-Principle Investigator: A. McCutcheon) (Co-Investigators: J. Davidson, M. Doyle-Waters, S. Mason, W. Winslow). Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Dahinten, V. S., MacPhee, M., Hejazi, S., Laschinger, H., Kazanjian, M., McCutcheon, A., Skelton-Green, J. & O'Brien-Pallas, L. (2014). Testing the effects of an empowerment-based leadership development programme: part 2–staff outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(1), 16-28.
MacPhee, M., Dahinten, V. S., Hejazi, S., Laschinger, H., Kazanjian, A., McCutcheon, A., Skelton-Green, J. & O'Brien-Pallas, L. (2014). Testing the effects of an empowerment-based leadership development programme: part 1–leader outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(1), 4-15.
Havaei, F., Dahinten, V. S., & MacPhee, M. (2013). The effects of perceived organizational support and span of control on the organizational commitment of novice leaders. Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12131.
MacPhee, M., Paterson, M., Tassone, M., Marsh, D., Berry, S., Bainbridge, L., Steinberg, M., Careau, E. & Verma, S. (2013). Transforming health systems through collaborative leadership: Making change happen! PAPER SERIES, 79. International Scholarship of Service Learning (ISSL), South Africa.
Kramer, M., Brewer, B. B., Halfer, D., Maguire, P., Beausoleil, S., Claman, K., MacPhee, M., & Duchscher, J. B. (2013). Changing our lens: seeing the chaos of professional practice as complexity. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(4), 690-704.
Spiri, W. C., & MacPhee, M. (2013). The Meaning of Evidence-Based Management to Brazilian Senior Nurse Leaders. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(3), 265-272.
Garrett, B. M., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2013). Evaluation of an eportfolio for the assessment of clinical competence in a baccalaureate nursing program. Nurse Education Today, 33(10), 1207-1213.
MacPhee, M., Chang, L., Lee, D., & Spiri, W. (2013). Global health care leadership development: trends to consider. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 5, 21-29.
Wong, C. A., Laschinger, H. K., Macdonald-Rencz, S., Burkoski, V., Cummings, G., D'amour, D., Grinspun, D., Gurnham, M. E., Huckstep, S., Leiter, M., Perkin, K., MacPhee, M., Matthews, S., O'Brien-Pallas, L., Ritchie, J., Ruffolo, M., Vincent, L., Wilk, P., Almost, J., Purdy, N., Daniels, F., & Grau, A. (2013). Part 2: Nurses' career aspirations to management roles: qualitative findings from a national study of Canadian nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(2), 231-241.
Laschinger, H., Wong, C., MacDonald-Rencz, S., Burkoski, V., Cummings, G., Damour, D., Grinspun, D., Gurnham, M., Huckstep, S., Leiter, M., MacPhee, M., Perkin, K., Matthews, S., O’Brien-Pallas, L., Ritchie, J., Ruffolo, M., Vincent, L., Wilk, P., Almost, J., Purdy, N., Daniels, F., & Grau, A. (2013). Part 1: The influence of personal and situational predictors on nurses' aspirations to management roles: preliminary findings of a national survey of Canadian nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(2), 217-230.
MacPhee, M., & Bora, L. Flexible work practices for nurses monograph. Published on the International Council of Nurses website www.ichrn.org. July 27, 2012.
MacPhee, M., Skelton-Green, J., Bouthillette, F., & Suryaprakash, N. (2012). An empowerment framework for nursing leadership development: supporting evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(1), 159-169.
MacPhee, M. Flexible work practices for nurses fact sheet. Published on the International Council of Nurses website www.ichrn.org. July 27, 2012.
Garrett, B. M., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2011). Implementing high-fidelity simulation in Canada: Reflections on 3 years of practice. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 671-676.
MacPhee, M., & Suryaprakash, P. (2011). First line nurse leaders’ healthcare change management initiatives. Available online December 5: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01338.x
MacPhee, M., Wardrop, A., Campbell, C., & Wejr, P. (2011). The synergy model and its patient characteristics tool: A staff empowerment strategy. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 24(3), 42-56.
MacPhee, M., Skelton-Green, J., Bouthillette, F., & Suryapkash, N. (2011). An empowerment framework for nursing leadership development: supporting evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(1), 159-169.
Garrett, B., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2010). High fidelity patient simulation: Considerations for effective learning. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(5), 309-314.
Garrett, B., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2010). Implementing high fidelity simulation in Canada: Reflections on three years of practice. Nurse Education Today. 31(7), 671-676.
Boschma, G., Einboden, R., Groening, M., Jackson, C., MacPhee, M., et al. (2010). Strengthening communication education in an undergraduate nursing curriculum. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), article 28. doi: 10.2202/1548-923X.2043
MacPhee, M., Wardrop, A., & Campbell, C. (2010). Transforming workplace relationships through shared decision making. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(8), 1016-1026. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01122.x
MacPhee, M., Wejr, P., Jewell, K., Wardrop, A., & Mildon, B. (2010). British Columbia’s Provincial Nursing Workload Project: Evidence to empowerment. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 23(1), 54-63.
MacPhee, M., Wejr, P., Davis, M., Semeniuk, P., & Scarborough, K. (2009). Practice-academic nurse educators: Finding common ground. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1). Retrieved December 2009 from http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol6/iss1/art32.
MacPhee, M., Suryaprakash, N., & Jackson, C. (2009). Online knowledge networking: What leaders need to know. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(10), 415-423.
MacPhee, M. (2009). Developing a practice-academic partnership logic model. Nursing Outlook, 57(3), 143-147.
MacPhee, M., Espezel, H., Clauson, M., & Gustavson, K. (2009). A collaborative model to introduce quality and safety content into the undergraduate leadership curriculum. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(1), 83-89.
MacPhee, M., & Bouthillette, F. (2008). Developing leadership in nurse managers: The British Columbia Nursing Leadership Institute. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(3), 64-75.
MacPhee, M. (2007). Strategies and tools for managing change. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(9), 404-415
MacPhee, M. (2002). Evidence-based practice in action. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17(4), 313-320.
Richardson, D., Branowicki, P., Zeidman-Rogers, L., Mahoney, J., & MacPhee, M. (2006). An evidence-based approach to nasogastric tube management: Special considerations. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(5), 388-394.
Ellis, J., Priest, M., MacPhee, M., & Sanchez McCutcheon, A. (2006). Staffing for safety: A synthesis of the evidence. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
Sanchez McCutcheon, A., MacPhee, M., Davidson, J., Doyle-Waters, M., Mason, S., & Winslow, W. (2006). Evaluation of patient safety and nurse staffing. Ottawa ON: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.
MacPhee, M., Ellis, J., & McCutcheon, A. (2006). Nurse staffing and patient safety. Canadian Nurse, 102(8), 18-24.
MacPhee, M., McLean, G., & Woo, C. (2005). A nursing leadership evolution. (In press). Journal of Pediatric Nursing.
MacPhee, M., & Sredl, D. (2004). Mirror, mirror... Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 19(6), 371-373.
Lamagna, P., & MacPhee, M. (2004). Peripheral intravenous infiltration. Nursing Spectrum, June 28, 2004.
MacPhee, M., & Scott, J. (2002). The role of social support networks for rural hospital nurses: supporting and sustaining the rural nursing workforce. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(5), 265-272.
MacPhee, M. (2001). Failure-to-thrive: Home-based interventions. In Preedy, V., Grimbles, G., & Watson, R (Eds.), Nutrition in the infant: Problems and practical procedures. (pp. 387-399). London, England: Greenwich Medical Media.
MacPhee, M., MacPhee, D., Morgan, G., & Gliner, J. (2000). Instructor’s manual to accompany research methods in applied settings: An integrated approach to design and analysis. Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
MacPhee, M. (2000). Hospital networking: comparing the work of nurses with flexible and traditional schedules. Journal of Nursing Administration, 30, 190-199.
I am a faculty member and advisory board member for the Sigma Theta Tau International Emerging Global Health Leaders Institute. The inaugural event took place September 7-10, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
I teach leadership and management within the undergraduate program (N343) and the graduate program (N520). I am the coordinator for the undergraduate students’ capstone projects (N344). We recently used a virtual medium for displaying students’ project work. See: http://synthesisprojects-nursing.sites.olt.ubc.ca/.
I teach leadership development courses at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and I do nurse leader and interprofessional healthcare leadership development workshops in Taiwan (Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Centre, Taipei). I am currently planning collaborations with nurse faculty colleagues from two universities in Sao Paulo, Brazil.