Michelle Carter, MSN, BSN, BSc, RN


Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatry
Urban Health, Mental Health, Substance Use Program
St. Paul's Hospital

Michelle Carter is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry at Providence Health Care. She aims to strengthen mental health services to support the complex and evolving needs of Canadians across their lifespan. Her focus is on the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based psychiatric care practices. In an effort to impact system-wide changes, she is often involved in the creation  of nursing/interdisciplinary guidelines, care processes, education, quality improvement, and research. Michelle also guest lectures at the UBC School of Nursing on topics related to psychiatry and nursing leadership.


Carter, M., Vaughan, B., Mihic, T., Kamieniecki, R., Wide, J., Puyat, J., Bonnie, K., & Danielson, J. (2018). Promoting best practice standards: Development of an early psychosis integrated care pathway in a psychiatric inpatient setting. Presented at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference.

Carter, M., Russolillo, A., Puyat, J., Kynaston, G., & Mathias, S. (2018). Tracking violence in acute inpatient psychiatry using an innovative tablet-based application: A proposed strategy for reducing violence. Presented at the University of British Columbia e-Mental Health Conference.

Kamieniecki, R., Vaughn, B., Danielson, J., Bonnie, K., Carter, M., Mihic, T., Williams, S. and Puyat, J. (2017). Characterizing the inpatient care of young adults experiencing early psychosis. European Psychiatry, 41, p. S380.

Mackay, M.H., Ratner, P.A., Nguyen, M., Percy, M., Galdas, P., & Grunau, G. (2014). Inconsistent measurement of acute coronary syndrome patients’ pre-hospital delay in research: A review of the literature. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13(6), 483-493.

Young, Q., Nguyen, M., Roth, S., Broadberry, & Mackay, M.H. (2014). Single-item measures for depression and anxiety: Validation of the Screening Tool for Psychological Distress in an inpatient cardiology setting. European Journal of Cardiology Nursing, DOI: 10.1177/1474515114548649.

Nguyen, M., Lauck, S., Forman, J., & Webb, J. (2012) Recovering from transcatheter aortic valve implantation: A descriptive study of post-procedure processes of care and outcomes. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 28(5), S441. Presented at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Council of Nursing Conference.

Nguyen, M., Broadberry, A., Mackay, M., & Young, Q. (2012). How distressed are cardiac inpatients? Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 28(5), S444. Presented at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Council of Nursing Conference.

Young, Q., Roths, S., Broadberry, A., Nguyen, M., & Mackay, M. (2012). Validation of the STOP-D: A new tool to assess psychosocial distress in cardiac inpatients. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 28(5), S422. Presented at the 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Council of Nursing Conference.