Nelly Oelke PhD, RN 

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Member of College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
  • Member of College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Health services research
  • Primary care and primary healthcare systems
  • Optimizing nursing roles in primary healthcare settings
  • Inter-professional collaborative practice
  • Evaluation and measurement of outcomes
  • Primary healthcare for Aboriginal populations

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:


Improving care for persons living with life-limiting chronic illness in rural communities
PI: B. Pesut
Co-Is:  C. Robinson, N. Oelke, K. Rush, E. Staples, N. Klaver, B. Hope, J. Hope, M. Harkness, J. Adams, J. Hollowary
Date:  July 2013 - July 2014
Funded by:  Rural and Remote Health Research Network


Integration of prevention into chronic disease management models of care
PI: Nelly Oelke
Co-PI: Anne Clarotto
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Darlene Arsenault, Cathy Thibault, Leslie Bryant MacLean
Date: 2013 - 2014
Funded by: IHLCDP, Research Interest Group Grant, $9,996

Hypertension: Multiple perspectives of Zambian adults
PI: Kathy Rush
Co-PIs: Nelly Oelke, Fastone Goma
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Fay Karp
Collaborator: Margaret Maimbolwa
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant

Understanding the relationship between physical activity service provision
and physical activity participation in older adults living in Kelowna, BC
PI: Cristina Caperchione
Co-I: Susan Holtzman, Nelly Oelke
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant

Towards integrated care in small urban and rural communities:
A pilot study in older adults with atrial fibrillation
PI: Kathy Rush
Co-Is: Nelly Oelke, Mary Kjorven, Colin Reid
Knowledge-Users: Carol Laberge, Frank Halperin, Francois Louw
Funded by: CIHR

Publications and Presentations:


Oelke, N., & Gale, M. (2012). Criteria for Successful Integrated Community-based Chronic Disease Management Models. Post presentation at North American Primary Care Research Group Annual Meeting, December 2, 2012. New Orleans, LA.

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Nelly Oelke
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing
Faculty of Health and Social Development
UBC Okanagan
1088 Discovery Avenue  RHS 118
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9880



Nelly Oelke