Faculty & Staff

Dal's Nursing Leaders

Dalhousie’s School of Nursing is home to respected faculty members who are among the world’s leaders in nursing research and education.

Our faculty is committed to expanding nursing knowledge, furthering practice and seeking better health care outcomes. Faculty members accomplish these goals through research, partnerships with health care stakeholders and by educating the next generation of nurses.

 Featured Faculty

Each week we will highlight a member of our faculty at either of our Halifax or Yarmouth sites. Check back often to learn more about our team.

Holly Richardson



Dr. Richardson’s previous clinical experience includes paediatric haematology/oncology nursing and family care coordination. She joined the Dalhousie Faculty in 2001 and teaches in the undergraduate program with a focus on care of children and families, palliative care, and foundations of nursing practice. Research includes the use of hermeneutic phenomenology to better understand lived experiences of illness and spiritual health among children with cancer and cystic fibrosis and survey research to explore youth sexual health behaviours. More recently, Dr. Richardson has been working with nursing faculty from other Canadian universities to explore the use of competencies in palliative and end-of-life care education.