Linda McGillis Hall is a recognized leader in nursing health services and systems research and is the first Canadian nurse to be inducted as an American Academy of Nursing International Fellow, is the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Research in Canada, and was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Her research has also earned her a Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nursing Senior Career Research Award, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, and a Premier’s Research Excellence Award from the Government of Ontario.
She received the Award for Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, the Research Mentorship Award from the US Health Services Research Organization – Academy Health’s Interdisciplinary Research Group on Nursing Issues, and was named a Senior Massey Fellow. Most recently, she has been named to the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Nurse International Researcher Hall of Fame.
Professor McGillis Hall gives invited presentations nationally and internationally, contributes to review panels and works extensively with policy leaders, professional and union leaders, and federal and provincial governments around nursing health human resources and outcomes issues.
She has developed a research program focusing on health human resources, the nursing work environment and how this influences nurse migration and nurses’ health, the integration of internationally educated nurses, nursing staff mix models, and the effect of nurse staffing, interruptions to nursing practice on patient safety outcomes. Her current work is focused on the implementation of the NCLEX in Canada.