JO-ANN SAWATZKY (BN/90, MN/93, PhD/99), Professor Emerita
Dr. Jo-Ann Sawatzky, professor of nursing, has been a member of the UM community since 1992.
From 2012 to 2018, she served as associate dean of graduate programs in the College of Nursing, providing leadership in the development of the PhD program and the expansion of the nurse practitioner program.
Sawatzky earned teaching awards nine times from the College of Nursing and received an award for excellence in professional nursing education from the Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses. Her excellence in mentorship was recognized nationally, and she served as key mentor for the Cardiovascular Nursing Scientist Training program.
Sawatzky’s research examining cardiac nursing and women’s health resulted in the development of clinical nursing research associate roles in emergency departments and cardiac science programs at Winnipeg hospitals.