Academic Staff

Sonia A. Udod, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact information
Rm.329 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
E: sonia.udod@umanitoba.ca
P: 204.474.7467

Dr. Udod is the PI of Translating Evidence for Nursing LEADership (LEAD) and Health Services to Improve Outcomes Program which focuses on enhancing nurse leader development critical to the creation of high quality healthcare workplaces, and that lead to quality nurse, patient, and organizational outcomes. 

 Profile  

Dr. Udod is passionate about enhancing nurse leader capacity in the workplace, and has a passion for teaching students to be effective leaders. In the LEADS Outcome Program Dr. Udod works collaboratively with intra- and interdisciplinary teams to conduct research focusing on building nurse leader capacity. Findings emerging from her program of research have significant potential to inform and improve leadership practices and health services through translating relevant knowledge for nurse leaders. Her teaching expertise includes leadership and management, research methods, advanced qualitative methods, and has taught in undergraduate and graduate level nursing courses using various teaching modalities. She supervises and mentors graduate and doctoral students in their capstone, thesis, and dissertation projects, and welcomes new students.

 
 Education
 
PhD, University of Toronto
MS, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York
BScN, University of Saskatchewan
 
Memberships  

Member, Academy of Management- Divisions of Health Care Management and Organizational Behavior

Member, Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing

Member Scholar, International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), University of Alberta
 
 Honours and Academic Awards  

Top Researcher in Socio-Health, New Investigator Establishment Grant Award, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF)

Rosenstadt Doctoral Dissertation Award, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Gail Donner Fellowship in Nursing

 
 Research Foci
 
•    Nurse manager development
•    Nurse leader role in transitions of care
•    Nurses’ work environments
•    Health care quality
•    Qualitative research approaches
 
 Research Grants
 

Udod S.  Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship (USRA), University of Saskatchewan. Total: $2,000 for 2017-06 to 2017-08

Smith M, Care WD, Udod S, Graham J, Henriquez N, Ahmad N.  Role Stressors and Coping Strategies of Nurse Mangers in Rural Manitoba, Brandon University. Total: $7,495.00 for 2017-01 to 2018-01

Smith M,  Care, WD, Udod S,  Graham J, Ahmad N, Henriquez N. Role Stressors and Coping strategies of Nurse Managers in Rural Manitoba, Health Studies Research Grant, Faculty of Health Studies, Brandon University. Total: $2500 for 2017-01 to 2018-01 

Wagner J, Udod S, Berry L, Alecxe A, Perchie G. Improving Emergency Department Care Provider and Patient Outcomes Using a Synergy Tool, SHRF Collaborative Innovation Development Grant. Total: $28,456 for 2017-04 to 2018-03

Udod S.  Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship (USRA), University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,500.00 for 2016-06 to 2016-08

Rohatinsky N, Rennie D, Anonson J, Olatunbosun O, Udod S.  Registered Nurse and Physician Mentorship in Saskatchewan’s Rural Communities. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Establishment Grant. Total: $82,061.00 for 2015-10 to 2018-09

Udod S. Undergraduate Student Research Assistantship (USRA), University of Saskatchewan. Total: $2,000.00 for 2015-06 to 2015-08

Udod S, Cummings G, Care WD. Role Stressors and Coping Strategies of Nurse Managers in Acute Care Facilities in Saskatchewan and Alberta, SHRF Establishment Grant. Total: $119,433.00 for 2013-08 to 2017-12

Racine L, Ferguson L, Udod S, Maposa S, Fowler-Kerry S. Understanding Internationally Educated Nurses' Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration in Canadian Nursing Workplaces: Designing Culturally Competent and Evidence-Based Retention Programs, CIHR and the Regional Partnership Program. Total: $152,080.00 for 2012-10 to 2017-03

Udod S. Workplace Stress and Coping Experiences: The Practices and Perceptions of Nurse Managers, University Publications Fund. Total: $621.00 for 2011

Teare GF, Baker GR, Goodridge D, Griffiths P, Quinlan E, Sales A, Sari N, Sari O, Verrall T,  Woods P, Udod S, Burns T, Lewis S,  MacLeod B, Samdu M, Willoughby K, Wodchis W. Impact of Releasing Time to Care: The Productive Ward-Relationship of Outcomes and Context on a Nurse-Led Health Care Improvement Innovation (2010-13), CIHR $399, 447 and SHRF $100,000. Total: $499,447.00 for 2010-08 to 2013-07

Udod S. Understanding the Dynamics of Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment from Employee Perspectives: Implications for Leadership, President’s SSHRC. Total: $6,106.00 for 2010 to 2012

Lobchuk M & Udod S.  Family Caregivers: Are They a Barrier or Facilitator of the Quality of Nurses’ Work Life in Oncology Settings, Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Research Award. Total: $5,000.00 for 2008-04 to 2009-04


 

 
 Select Peer Reviewed Publications
 

Udod, S. A., & Racine, L. (In press). Diversity in health care organizations. In J. Wagner. (Ed.), Leadership and Influencing Change.

Udod, S. A., & Wagner, J. (In press). Common change theories and application to different nursing situations. In J. Wagner. (Ed.), Leadership and Influencing Change

Udod, S. A., Cummings, G., & Care, W. D. (2017). Impact of role stressors on the health of nurse managers: A Western Canadian context. Journal of Nursing Administration, 47 (3),159-164.

Udod, S. A., Cummings, G., Care, W. D., & Jenkins, M. (2017). Role stressors and coping strategies among nurse managers. Leadership in Health Services, 30 (1), 29-43.

Udod, S. A., & Racine, L. (2017). Empirical and pragmatic adequacy of grounded theory: Advancing nurse empowerment for nursing practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13887

Udod, S. A., & Lobchuk, M. (2017). The role of nurse leaders in advancing caregiver communication needs across transitions of care: A call to action. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 30 (1), 47-55.

Udod, S. (2014). Seeking connectivity in nurses' work environments: Advancing nurse empowerment theory. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(3), 110-127.

Udod, S., & Racine, L. (2014). A critical perspective on relations between staff nurses and their nurse manager: Advancing nurse empowerment theory. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 46(4), 83-100.

Racine, L., Springer, R. A., & Udod, S. A. (2013, April). Distributed learning and rapid technological changes: An exploration of faculty development needs. International Journal of University Teaching and Faculty Development, 3(3), 1-15.

Udod, S. A., & Care, W. D. (2013). “Walking a tight rope”: An investigation of nurse managers’ work stressors and coping experiences. Journal of Research in Nursing, 18(1), 66-78.

Udod, S. A. (2012). Process of seeking connectivity: Social relations of power between staff nurses and nurse managers. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 25(4), 29-47.

Udod, S.A., Care, W, D. (2011). Nurse managers’ work stressors and coping experiences: Unraveling the evidence. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 24(3), 57-72.

Lobchuk, M, Udod, S.A. (2011). Oncology nurses’ perceptions of their relations with family members in an ambulatory cancer care setting: A mixed method study. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 21(2), 64-71.

Udod, S. A. (2008). The power behind empowerment for staff nurses: Using Foucault’s concepts. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(2), 77-92.

Udod, S. A., & Care, W. D. (2004). Setting the climate for evidence-based nursing practice: What is the leader’s role? Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 17(4), 64-75.



 

 

 


 

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