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Sylvie Larocque

Sylvie Larocque

Full Professor, School of Nursing
School of Nursing
Faculty of Education and Health
L-851, R.D. Parker Building


Sylvie Larocque is an Full Professor in the School of Nursing. She received her first nursing degree from Laurentian University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she worked as a registered nurse at Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto where she obtained her clinical expertise in pediatrics (care of children and their families). She accepted a teaching contract at the School of Nursing, Laurentian University where she discovered her passion for teaching.  She pursued her education and received a MSc (infirmière) from Montreal University and gained more pediatric clinical expertise while working at Sainte-Justine Hospital for Children. She was then offered a permanent teaching position at the School of Nursing, Laurentian University where she has been teaching now for over 30 years.  She obtained her Ph.D. in 2006 from the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta. She teaches both in the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs for the School of Nursing, Laurentian University.  She is also a faculty member for the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Rural and Northern Health, Laurentian University.    


  • PhD (nursing)
  • MSc (infirmière)
  • BScN


Sylvie Larocque has two main research interests. Her primary research interest is the impact of chronic illness on children and their families including family centered care. She is a researcher for the Research Center on Evaluating Children's Health Outcomes. For her doctoral and master's work she looked at the experience of living with a sibling who has Cystic Fibrosis. She is also interested in career plans of nursing graduates, educational and health issues involving Francophone populations of all ages living in Northern and Rural communities. She is also an investigator for the Center for Rural and Northern Health Research. Her research spans different clinical domains and uses a variety of research methodologies including both quantitative and qualitative methods.  She has over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals, 80+ conference presentations, co-edited 3 books and co-authored 3 book chapters.


  • Faculty of Health Governance Excellence Award, 2019
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Canadian Nurses' Respiratory Society and the Canadian Lung Association
  • Doctoral Studentship, University of Alberta, Perinatal Research Center
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Centre national de la formation en santé


Her main areas of teaching are nursing research, care of the ill child, adolescent and their families.