Jacqueline Sue Chapman (BSN ’58, MSN, PhD)

Dr. Jacqueline Sue Chapman succumbed to illness on July 9, 2009 at Lakeview Manor, Beaverton, Ontario. One of Canada’s most noted nurse researchers, Jacquie’s doctoral studies led to care improvements in neonatal nurseries. Jacquie obtained her BSN from UBC in 1958 and quickly advanced to head nurse roles and then to instructor positions at UBC and at several American universities. Jacquie earned her MSN from Case Western University in Cleveland and PhD in Nursing from New York University. She became a Full Professor at the University of Toronto.

She was the first nurse in Canada to be awarded the prestigious National Health Research Scholar Award. Jacquie garnered many honours including being named an American Nurses Foundation Scholar and being invited to be a Founding Fellow of the Nightingale Society.

In retirement she became an active member of her church and community, sharing generously in the lives of those around her. She maintained a special passion for infants, children and education. She was an ardent traveller and enthusiast of the Arts. She will be remembered and missed by many.

In Jacquie’s honour, please join UBC Nursing colleagues and friends in contributing donations to the BSN Class of 1958 Bursary Fund, a lasting endowment to assist nursing students in financial need. Donations can be made by contacting Debbie Woo at +1 (604) 822-6856 or debbie.woo@ubc.ca.

Please read her Amazing Alumni Story.