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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Pam Hubley, RN, MSC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Chief, International Nursing

Learning Institute
VP, Education & Academic Practice
Learning Institute

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Phone: 416-813-8959
Fax: 416-813-5393
Email: pam.hubley@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Pam completed her undergraduate nursing degree at the University of Western Ontario.  She took her first nursing position at SickKids in the Burns and Plastic Surgery Program.  Her passion for ongoing learning took her back to the academic environment (University of Toronto) to complete an MSc degree and subsequently, the post-masters ACNP diploma.  Pam’s desire to learn and know more about nursing and patient care has been stimulated by various clinical situations, health professionals and children and families who have inspired her.  She is dedicated to life long learning, participating in ongoing professional education and leadership opportunities.

Throughout Pam’s career, she has taken on new and exciting positions such as Clinician, Educator, Policy Analyst and Organizational Leader.

Pam is committed to leading Nursing Practice at SickKids to be of the highest standard possible and to supporting nurses to care for children and families with knowledge and compassion.

Clinical Care Activities

Pam continues to engage direct patient care in a collaborative practice model where children and their families are assisted with coping and adjusting to various stressful life events.  Attending to family suffering and adaptation is the foundation of Pam’s practice

Research Interests

Pam’s research interests are in the areas of acute pain management, family-centred care, adjustment and adaptation to trauma, patient safety quality improvement, healthy work environments and health services research on the roles of Advanced Practice Nurses in paediatric care.

Research Activities

  1. Child temperament, pain and coping during debridement procedures.
  2. Patient Safety: Sedation practices at SickKids.
  3. Outcomes of Advanced Practice Nursing.


Recipient, Inagural Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award of Excellence for Outstanding Career, SickKids, 2007 Dorothy Wiley Leadership Institute, 2004 Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship Mentor for N. Chatal, 2004 Advanced Clinical/Practice Fellowship Mentor for K. Colapinto, 2002 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Award of Merit for “Outstanding Contribution to Nursing in Ontario”, 1995 Canadian Nurses Foundation Scholarship, 1990 & 1991 Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1991 Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Scholarship, 1990 Linda Frances Lee Award for Leadership in Nursing, 1987 Valedictorian, The University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Nursing, Graduating Class 1987

Pam has led the implementation of an Advanced Practice Framework at SickKids, leading over 70 APN’s to achieve excellence in patient care and scholarly practice.  She is currently advancing a Professional Practice Framework for Paediatric Nursing at SickKids.  

Pam has championed the evolution of SCOPE – a professional advancement system for professionals ensuring nurses have meaningful career opportunities, mentorship and clinical fellowships at SickKids.  

Pam has been a leader in the development of the first Anaesthesia Care curriculum for Nurses at the University of Toronto.  She has also provided leadership in global health projects, advancing nursing in developed and developing countries.


Hubley, P. (2004). Living with the Ilizarov frame was better than expected. Commentary, Evidence-Based Nursing, 7 (2), 60.

Jugenbrug, M., Hubley, P., Yandell, H., Manktelow, RM & Zucker, RM. (2001). Self-esteem in children with facial paralysis: A review of measures. Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 9 (4), 143-146.

Kopecky, E.A., Jacobson, S., Hubley, P., Palozzi, L., Clare, H.M. & Koren, G. (2001). Safety and pharmacokinetics of EMLA in the treatment of postburn pruritis in pediatric patients: A pilot study. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation 22 (3), 235-242.

Hubley, P. (2000). Reducing Pain & Anxiety: Satellite anaesthesia in a pediatric burn unit. Canadian Plastic Surgery, 8(4), 164 (abstract).

Hubley, P. (1997). Health Workers Are Key to Fire Prevention, Sigma Theta Tau International Reflections, First Quarter.

Bajnok, I., Grinspun, D., Hubley, P.& Shamian, J. (1994). Articulating the Nurse Practitioner role of the 1990’s in the hospital setting. Published Report available form the Ministry of Health, Ontario.