Academic Staff

Daniel (Dan) A. Nagel, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
Room 393 Helen Glass Building, 89 Curry Place

Winnipeg, MB,
R3T 2N2

Tel: 204-474-8185


Prior to his academic career, Dr. Nagel had 15 years of clinical experience spanning acute medical/surgical nursing, intensive care, and community health.  Dr. Nagel started his community health career with palliative home respite and home IV program before becoming a primary care nurse with community health centres in Vancouver, BC. Situated near Vancouver’s downtown core, the focus of Dr. Nagel’s community practice was vulnerable and marginalized populations, including the LGBTQ community, street youth, persons using drugs, homeless, and persons in the sex trade.

Dr. Nagel began teaching community health and community development at Douglas College in 2005, and maintained clinical practice in home care and ambulatory care.  Dr. Nagel’s PhD dissertation focus was nurses’ use of telehealth technology in delivery of health care; however, his research and education interests have returned to community health with a particular interest in access of at-risk populations to healthcare services, harm reduction, and educational preparation of post-secondary students in community health settings.  

  • PhD (Nursing) – University of Ottawa
  • MSN – University of British Columbia
  • BScN – University of Alberta
  • RN Diploma – Misericordia Hospital
 Research Interests
  • Community health and access to healthcare services
  • Populations at risk (LGBTQ+, Indigenous peoples, Newcomers, Persons who Use Drugs, Homeless)
  • Interprofessional/interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Systematic reviews
  • Qualitative and mixed-method research methods
 Clinical Interests
  • Community and public health
  • Chronic disease management
  • Harm reduction
  • Technology in clinical practice
 Teaching & Education Interests  
  • Community health nursing
  • Human diversity/cultural care
  • Change management/leadership
  • Community development
  • Curriculum design and experiential learning
  • Interprofessional education/collaboration

 Select Publications


Azar, R., Doucet, S., Horsman, A. R., Charlton, P. Luke, A., Nagel, D. A., Hyndman, N., & Montelpare, W., (2020). A concept analysis of children with complex health conditions: Implications for research and practice. BMC Pediatrics.

Charlton, P., Doucet, S., Azar, R., Nagel, D. A., Boulos, L., Thompson, K., Luke, A., Mears, K., Kelly, K. J., & Montelpare, W.  (2019). The use of the environmental scan in health services delivery research: A scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 9. E029805. 

Nagel, D. A., Keeping-Burke, L., Pyrke, R. J. L., Pyrke, C. L., Goudreau, A., Luke, A., Chenier, K. A., Waycott, L., & Hamilton, C. (2019). Frameworks for evaluation of services and outcomes for community health centers: A scoping review protocol.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(4), 451-460. 

Charlton, P., Azar, R., Doucet, S., Montelpare, W., Nagel, D. A., Hyndman, N., Luke, A., & Thompson, K.  (2017). Falling through the cracks: Barriers to accessing services for children with complex health conditions in New Brunswick. Journal of New Brunswick Studies, 8, 133-158. 

Doucet, S., Nagel, D. A., Azar, R., Montelpare, W. J., Charlton, P., Hyndman, N., Luke, A., & Stoddard, R.  (2017).  A Mixed-Methods Quick Strike Research Protocol to Learn About Children with Complex Health Conditions and Their Families.  International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 16, 1-12. 

Nagel, D. A., Stacey, D., Momtahan, K., Gifford, W., Doucet, S., & Etowa, J.  (2016). Getting a picture: A grounded theory of nurses knowing the person in a virtual environment. Journal of Holistic Nursing 35(1), 67-85.

Nagel, D. A. & Penner, J. L. (2016). Conceptualizing telehealth in nursing practice: Advancing a conceptual model to fill a virtual gap. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(1), 91-104.

Nagel, D. A., Burns, V., Tilly, C., & Aubin, D.  (2015). When novice researchers adopt constructivist grounded theory: Navigating less travelled paradigmatic and methodological paths in PhD dissertation work.  International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 365-383.  

Nagel, D. A. (2014).   Knowing the person in a virtual environment: Protocol for a grounded theory study of telehealth in nursing practice.  International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7(3), 391 – 408.

Stacey, D., Carley, M., Kohli, J., Skrutkowski, M., Avery, J., Bazile, A. M., Court, A., Nagel, D., & Budz, D. (Spring 2014).  Remote support training programs for oncology nurses in Canada: An environmental scan.  Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 24(2), 78 - 88.

Nagel, D. A., Pomerleau, S., & Penner, J. L.  (2013). Knowing, caring and telehealth technology: ‘Going the distance’ in nursing practice.  Journal of Holistic Nursing, 31(2), 102 – 110.

Cash, P. A., Moffitt, P., Fraser, J., Grewal, S., Holmes, V., Mahara, S., Ross, C. & Nagel, D. (2013).  Writing reflexively to illuminate the meanings in cultural safety.  Reflexive Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 14(6), 825 – 839.