University of Calgary

Sandra Hirst

  • Associate Professor Emerita of Nursing

Currently Teaching

Not currently teaching any courses.


Sandra P. Hirst RN, PhD, GNC(C) has held a number of leadership positions in gerontology including: president of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association and president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. She served a three year appointment from the Prime Minster to sit on the National Seniors Council. Her scholarship focuses on abuse of older adults and the experiences of older adults in long term care facilities. Sandra was Director of the Brenda Strafford Centre for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing from 2008 to 2013. In 2012, Sandra received the Jeanne Mance award from the Canadian Nurses Association.

Research Interests

  • aged abuse
  • long term care
  • gerontological nursing education

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