Dr. Catherine Baxter

R.N., B.N., M.N., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Nursing
E-Mail:  baxterc@brandonu.ca
Phone:  (204) 571-7860
Fax:  (204) 571-8568
Office #:  HSB 037


Catherine has worked in nursing education for over twenty years in teaching and administrative positions. She has experience in curriculum design and development, accreditation, project management and program evaluation.  Catherine is recognized nationally for her expertise in bridging education for internationally educated nurses.


Ph.D., Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Master of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Canada
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba, Canada

Research Interests

Catherine’s current research focus is centred around the phenomenon of work.  Specific areas of interest include:  The integration of internationally educated nurses (IENs) into the health workforce in rural Manitoba, experiences of racism and discrimination amongst IENs while at work, the preparation of RNs for rural nursing practice and the health of Canadian workers.

Selected Publications

Mitchell, K., Chorney, M., Gural, D., Simmons-Swinden, J., Picheca, L., & Baxter, C. (2019) Social and academic integration strategies for retention of nursing students: a scoping review protocol, JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. Vol. 17, No. 1..

Baxter, C., & Fontaine, L. (2019). The rural internationally educated nurses pilot project.  Research Connection.  Issue 3(1).

Baxter, C.  Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones and Words Can Hurt or Heal Me:  Stories of Racial Discrimination in Canada and How Community Health Nurses Can Help Change the Narrative.  May 2019. Community Health Nurses of Canada Annual Conference.  .  St. John, New Brunswick.

 Baxter, C. The Integration of IENs into the Western Canadian Nursing Workforce: Understanding the Interconnection between IEN and Host Country Characteristics.  May 2017.  International Council of Nurses Congress. Barcelona, Spain.

 Baxter C. IEN Bridging Education: Challenges and Opportunities.  May 2016. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Canadian Nursing Education Conference: Expanding Horizons in Nursing Education.