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Laurie Gedcke-Kerr MSc, RN
 Laurie  Gedcke-Kerr
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Contact Information
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 the clinical course that relates to Maternal Child Family Centered Nursing Care. Within this clinical course, I supervise and teach students at the Kingston Health Science Centre during their Pediatric Placement.  I also coordinate and teach the Pediatric Nursing Theoretical Course. In the past, I have taught and supervised students within their Physical Assessment course and final Integrated 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 a number of committees supervising 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., VanDenKerkhof, E.G., Sears N., Gedcke-Kerr , L. (2019) Knowledge and Attitudes About Pain Management Among Nursing Students in Canada: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Management Nursing, 20(4). 382-389.

Wilson, J., Tranmer, J., Camargo-Plazas, P., Woo, K., Gedcke-Kerr. L. Effects of Rurality and Geographical Distance on Unplanned Emergency Department Utilization for Children with Asthma: A Population Level Retrospective Cohort Study. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. [Submitted May 19th, 2020; CJNR-20-0100].