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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Heather Urquhart, RN, BScN, M.Ed, APN

The Hospital for Sick Children
Advance Practice Nurse

Palliative and Bereavement Care

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 5576
Fax: 416-813-6866
Email: heather.urquhart@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Heather graduated from Fanshawe College in 1975 and started her nursing career in the NICU at the Hospital for Sick Children. She left SickKids to complete her BScN at the University of Western Ontario and graduated in 1982. She became the Coordinator for the Neonatal/Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing Program at George Brown College and continued her association with SickKids with students completing their clinical courses in the NICU. She graduated with a Master of Education from Brock University in 1987 and completed the Neonatal Specialty component of the MHSc Programme at McMaster University in 1995. She continues to work full time at George Brown College and part time as a Neonatal Advanced Practice Nurse in the NICU at SickKids.

Clinical Care Activities

  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)Instructor Trainer (Ontario Heart & Stroke)
  • Guest Facilitator, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, MN Program (University of Toronto)
  • Preceptor, BScN Program (McMaster University)
  • Coordinator, Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing Program (George Brown College)

Research Interests

  • Role implementation of the CNS/NP at The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Outreach education in perinatology within the central east region of Ontario

Research Activities

  • Peer Review Panel, Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses


  • Recipient, Grace Evelyn Simpson Reeves Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing


Skidmore M. & Urquhart, H. (2001) Retention of skills in neonatal resuscitation. Paediatric Child Health, 6(1):31-35

Urquhart, H. (1993) Continuing education and human resources. Review of Maternal and Newborn Hospital Services in Ontario