Kelley Tousignant


Kelley Tousignant
Continuing Special Appointment Professor

2010 MScN Nursing University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
2002 BScN Nursing University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
1982 RN Diploma Nursing RAH School of Nursing, Edmonton, AB

Room: RGN 3251A
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8297
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Kelley Tousignant is a Continuing Special Appointment Professor in the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa. She is a lecturer and Clinical Coordinator in the Undergraduate Nursing Program. She has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice Nursing. As a registered nurse Kelley has a clinical background in emergency nursing, both in adult and pediatric settings. Kelley’s research interest focuses on the patients’ experiences of living with chronic illness. Her research includes understanding the pain experiences of patients on maintenance hemodialysis and exploring the lived experiences of adolescents and their parents in relation to continuous glucose monitoring in conjunction with insulin pump therapy.

Research Interests

  • Chronic illness
  • Pain
  • Qualitative research


Papers in refereed conference proceedings

  • Rashotte, J., Richardson, C., Fothergill Bourbonnais, F., Lawson, M., Tousignant, K.,  Nakhla, M., & Olivier, P. (2011). Adolescents and parents experiences of living with Real-Time continuous glucose monitoring and insulin pump therapy: CSEM –CDA Professional conference and annual meeting (published in Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 35(4), 422.


  • Rashotte, J., Lawson, M., Tousignant, K., Richardson, C., Fothergill-Bourbonnais, F., Nakhla, M., Oliver, P. Living with sensor- augmented pump therapy: Adolescents’ and parents’ search for harmony, Canadian Journal of Diabetes, (In press).
  • Fothergill Bourbonnais, F., Ford Tousignant, K. (2012). The pain experience of patients on maintenance hemodialysis, Nephrology Nursing Journal, 39 (1), 13-19.
  • Rashotte, J., Richardson, C., Fothergill-Bourbonnais, F., Lawson, M., Tousignant, K., Nakhla, M., Oliver, P. (2011). Adolescents’ experience of living with sensor-augmented therapy.  Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 35(4), 422S-423S1. 
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