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Dr. Deborah Tregunno
Dr. Deborah  Tregunno
Associate Professor, School of Nursing Queen’s University
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613-533-6000 ext 74742

Deborah Tregunno is a registered nurse, who holds a PhD in Health Policy and Management from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She has been a nurse most of her life, and is passionate about the role nurses play in providing compassionate care and in keeping patient’s safe in increasingly complex healthcare environments. Deborah is currently an associate professor in the school of nursing, faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Tregunno has also been a faculty member at in the School of Nursing at York University, Toronto, as well as at the University of Toronto in both the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Health Policy and Management and the Faculty of Nursing. Prior to her academic career, Dr. Tregunno held a variety of senior management positions at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre in Toronto, and she has experience working in the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care as a hospital consultant. Deborah’s current work focuses on the role narrative methods can play in exposing multiple ideologies of nursing and how it may be used to reframe the culture of nursing education and practice.


College of Nurses of Ontario

Teaching/Clinical Practice

Quantitative and qualitative research methods, Health Care Management and Leadership, Organizational Behavior; The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Board Member and Chair, Quality Committee of the Board Research Interests: Patient Safety