Nursing Diploma - 1972 Hamilton Civic Hospitals School of Nursing Hamilton
BA - 1981 Sociology University of Western Ontario
BScN - 1989 Nursing University of Western Ontario
MSN - 1998 College of Nursing Wayne State University
PhD - 2004 College of Nursing Wayne State University
Dr. Elsabeth Jensen Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program, School of Nursing, York University, Toronto has authored 16 book chapters, 22peer reviewed papers, 3 technical reports and co-edited "Homelessness, Housing and Mental Health: Finding Truths - Creating Change" with Dr., Cheryl Forchuk and Dr. Rick Csiernik. She has given 8 invited addresses and presented 53 papers at conferences all over the globe. Dr. Jensen has been on 26 funded research projects representing over $911,000 worth of funding. She was involved with the SSHRC-CURA project that led to the creation of a new housing initiative, a restructuring of homelessness services in London, Ontario, new policies regarding hospital discharges to ‘no fixed address’. More recently, she led a team in the first Canadian evaluation of a community based model of discharge service. Implementation of the model resulted in a 40% reduction in readmission rate in an acute care mental health program. Currently she is exploring predictors of success in Nurse Practitioner graduate studies. Her areas of research expertise include mental health, childhood abuse, trauma screening, housing, discharge models, program evaluation, and knowledge translation.
Forchuk, C., Csiernik, R., & Jensen, E. (Editors). (2011). Homelessness,Housing and Mental Health Consumer- Survivors: Finding Truths – Creating Change. Toronto:Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Forchuk, C., Jensen, E. , & Farquhar, N. (in press). The person who experiences disturbing beliefs and perceptions. In P. Barker (Ed.) Textbook of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 3rd ed. London: Arnold.
Jensen, E. (2014). How do theory, research and practice relate to each other? In N. A. Schmidt & J. M. Brown (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research.3rd Ed. (pp. 132-149). Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
Jensen, E. (2012). How do theory, research and practice relate to each other? In N. A. Schmidt & J. M. Brown (Eds.) Evidence-Based Practice for Nurses: Appraisal and Application of Research.2nd Ed. Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett.
Jensen, E., Forchuk, C., & Csiernik, R. (2011). Stories from the process: Margaret’s Haven. In C. Forchuk, R. Csiernik, & E. Jensen (Eds.) Homelessness,Housing and Mental Health Consumer- Survivors: Finding Truths – Creating Change. Toronto:Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals:
Forchuk, C., Martin, M-L., Jensen, E., Ouseley, S., Sealy, P., Beal, G., Reynolds, W., & Sharkey, S. (2013). Integrating an evidence-based intervention into practice: “Transitional Relationship Model”, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. 2013 Sep;20(7):584-594. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2012.01956.x. Epub 2012 Jul 25.
Forchuk, C., Kingston-MacClure, S., Jeng, M., Godin, M., & Jensen, E. (2013) Preventing Discharge from Psychiatric Wards to Homelessness: Perspectives of Consumers and Staff. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. Mar;51(3):24-31. doi: 10.3928/02793695-20130130-02. Epub 2013 Feb 11.
Forchuk, C., Martin, M-L., Jensen, E., Ouseley, S., Sealy, P., Beal, G., Reynolds, W., & Sharkey, S. (2012). Integrating the Transitional Relationship Model into practice, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing. 26(5):374-381. doi: 10.1016/j.apnu.2011.12.002. Epub 2012 Jan 10.
Forchuk, C., Jensen, E., Martin, M-L., & Csiernik, R. (2010). Crisis services: A comparative approach to evaluation. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. 20, supp 5, 73-86.
College of Nurses of Ontario I have been on the registry of the College of Nurses of Ontario since 1968. I was first registered as a Registered Nursing Assistant, and later became registered as a Registered Nurse in 1972.
Canadian Nurses Association I have been a member since 1973. I was a member of the Board of Directors 1989-1990. In a voluntary capacity I have researched past leaders and prepared many files for deceased nurse leaders for the CNA Memorial Book.
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Since joining in 1973 I have held offices at the Chapter, Regional, and Provincial levels. I was President of RNAO from 1989 to 1990, and most recently held the office of Member at Large: Nursing Research from 2004 to 2008.
Clinical Nurse Specialist Association of Canada I was a member of the group that founded this organization in 2016 and became the inaugural Ontario Representative on the first Board of Directors following the founding Annual General Meeting in October of 2016.
Canada's Who's Who - 1990
Canadian Nurses Association Centennial Award - 2008
Dean's Honor List - 1989
M. Josephine Flaherty Award - 1989
RNAO Nurse of Distinction - 2007
Toronto Star Nightingale Award Honor Roll - 2009
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes
Personal Essays for Admission to the PHCNP Program: Can they predict success? Essays submitted as part of the application to the Nurse Practitioner stream at York were reviewed to see if they predicted success on the post graduation registration exam. Role: Principal Investigator Amount funded: $14,565 Year Funded: 2013 Duration: 1 Funded by: Other... Other funding: COUPN
An Evaluation of Community Based Discharge Planning This project evaluated the impact of locating discharge planning services with the community after care agency rather than in the acute care hospital. Readmission rates were reduced 40% as a result of the change Role: Principal Investigator Amount funded: $80,500 Year Funded: 2006 Duration: 2 Funded by: Other... Other funding: OMHF
Predicting success; an analysis of the characteristics of applicants to the Ontario PHCNP Program Application packages of successful graduates from 4 University Nurse Practitioner programs were explored to see if any variables predicted success on the NP registration exam. Role: Principal Investigator Amount funded: $20,000 Year Funded: 2015 Duration: 1 Funded by: Other... Other funding: COUPN
The Meaning of Homelessness and Migration among Homeless Aboriginal Veterans Role: CoInvestigator Amount funded: $5,000 Year Funded: 2013 Duration: 1 Funded by: Other... Other funding: Canadian Legion