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Dr. Mona Sawhney PhD, NP
Dr. Mona  Sawhney
Associate Professor
Contact Information
613-533-6000 ext.75391

Graduate Student Supervision

I am currently accepting graduate students. 


My philosophy of teaching is shaped by my experiences as a learner, a mentor, a nurse practitioner, and an educator. I utilize an anti-oppressive pedagogy and focus on equity and inclusion in my teaching. My objectives are to foster critical thinking skills and help students develop evidence-informed problem-solving strategies. My approach to teaching is based on the principles of inquiry-based learning (Ali et al., 2008) and includes diverse teaching strategies and techniques to create a safe, inclusive, and stimulating learning environment.  


I have developed an innovative program of research that focuses on improving healthcare delivery and patient related outcomes. As an expert Nurse Practitioner, my clinical practice encompasses a range of patients and environments, including hospital in-patients, patients in primary care, and out-patient environments. This provides me with the unique opportunity to generate research questions that are relevant and applicable to the health care environment. The purpose of my research is to develop evidenced based knowledge regarding the safe and effective management of pain for acute and chronic pain populations, outcomes associated with Advanced Practice Nursing (Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist outcomes), infection prevention and control, and anti-oppression/anti-racism in educational settings and healthcare. My evolving research program includes both funded and unfunded projects, with my most recent projects falling under my research lab ‘Addressing Culturally based Hidden bias And Racism [A-CHARM]’. My hope is to make the healthcare system and practices more equitable for all people. I was part of a student-led team that created simulations on how to address racism in the clinical setting.


I am an elected member of the Queens University Senate 

I participate in a number of committees within the School of Nursing and the Faculty of Health Science 

External to Queen’s University, I am the co-chair for the CASN bi-annual conference (2023-2025) 

I am a member of a number of professional organizations including: 

  • The Canadian Pain Society 
  • The International Association for the Study of Pain 
  • Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario 
  • CASN Social Justice Interest Group 
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society 
  • Canadian Nurses Association 

ICN APN/NP network 


For publications, please click here.