Dr. Christine Thrasher

Associate Professor

Research Area: Advanced Practice Nursing/Nurse Practitioners. Research funded through the MoHLTC Primary Health Care Transition Fund


Doctorate (Ph.D.), Clinical Health Sciences, McMaster, ON, Canada, 2005 Grad
Diploma, Nursing Nurse Practitioner, Ryerson University, ON, Canada, 1996
Master's, Nursing, D'Youville College, USA, 1991
Bachelor's, Nursing, University of Windsor, ON, Canada, 1977
Board Activities

Chair- Regional Infection Control Network (RICN) Steering Committee
Windsor Essex County Department of Public Health Nurse Practitioner Advisory Panel
CMHA Primary Care Advisory Committee
City of Windsor Family Health Team - Board of Directors/Founding Member
Funded Research

MoHLTC PHC Funding
Health Services Research Unit
Instrument Development

FABNP (Facilitators & Barriers to APN Integration Instrument)
PSNP (Patient Satisfaction with NP care tool)

Chapters in Books

"Future Directions: Expanding Community Health Practice", Thrasher, C., in Leesberg-Stamler, L. and Yiu, L., Community Health Nursing in Canada. (Pearson Education Canada, 2005)
Articles in Refereed Journals

Thrasher, C., Purc-Stephenson, R. "Nurse Practitioners and Canadians EDs." Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 9: 275-281 pp, 2007.
MacFarlane, E., Milliken, J., Ouellet, L., Thrasher, C., Gartner, J., Harder, N. "Overcoming the challenges of providing clinical education." Canadian Nurse, 103: 18-22 pp, May 2007.
Thrasher, C., Purc-Stephenson, R. "Patient Satisfaction with Nurse Practitioner Care in Emergency Departments." Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 2008 .
Beanlands, H.; Horsburgh, M.E.; Fox, S.; Howe, A.; Locking-Cusolito, H.; Pare, K.; Thrasher, C. "Care-giving by family and friends of adults receiving dialysis." Nephrology Nursing Journal, 32: 621-631 pp, 2005
Worster, Andrew, Sardo, A., Thrasher, C. (2005). "Understanding the Role of NPs in Canada." Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 10 (2): 89-94 pp, 2005.
Thrasher, C. "The Primary Care NP: Advocate for Self Care." Journal of the Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 113-117 pp, 2002.
Commissioned Research Reports

Thrasher, C., DiCenso, A., MoHLTC Final Report: Integration of NPs in EDs, Hard Copy, MoHLTC Web, MoHLTC PHC, 2005, Published, Pages 1-36.
National Strategy on Clinical / Practice Education, Hard copy, Web site, CASN (Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing), 2005, Published.
Milliken, J., Thrasher, C. et. al., Task Force on Clinical Education: Final Report, Web site; Hard copy, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing(CASN), 2005, Published, Pages 1-78.