Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler

Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler portrait

Doctor of Letters

(honoris causa) DLitt

Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler was born in Connecticut and carried into Canada, where she has spent most of her life and career.

She has practiced in numerous clinical areas, including the ICU, medical-surgical, dialysis, long term care, rehabilitation, and home health. She has taught all levels of nursing education, from the diploma to the doctoral degree, and within institutions ranging from community colleges to a research-intensive medical center.

The founding Director of the Nipissing University/Canadore College Collaborative Baccalaureate in Nursing program, working from 2001 to 2004, Dr. Stamler has served many roles in academia. Currently, she serves as Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing – a college spanning multiple levels of degrees and five campuses across the state. She has served as a nursing education accreditation site visitor for both countries.

Her research interests are eclectic, including diabetes, breast health, critical thinking, and leadership; the teaching-learning process provides a common thread.

Dr. Stamler is a co-editor of the first and premier Canadian community health nursing text, Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective now in its fourth edition, as well as two editions of Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing.

A leader in the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Dr. Stamler was the first non-sitting dean or director to be elected President, serving in this capacity from 2008-2010. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

Nipissing University will bestow Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler with an honorary doctor of letters.

Honorary Degree Recipient: Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler