Lia Sanzone

Lia Sanzone, RN, MScA
Assistant Professor

680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1927
lia.sanzone [at]

Lia Sanzone completed her undergraduate and graduate studies in Nursing at McGill University and has obtained a graduate certificate in health care management from Université Laval. She has been involved in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of study in nursing since 2001. Prior to taking on a full time position at McGill and becoming Assistant Director of the B.Sc. (N.) program, she worked in various clinical and administrative positions in community health. She has held several leadership roles in multiple committees at different organizational levels and actively participated in the development of the MUHC Pediatric Think Tank and as co-chair of the RUIS McGill Nursing Working Group. She has been involved in the development of the revised BScN curriculum since 2014, focusing primarily on the development and integration of the Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) in its revised curriculum initiating in the fall of 2017.

Since becoming the Director of the Nursing Peer Mentorship Program (NPMP) for students in 2015, she has become a consultant for other national and international nursing schools in helping them develop their mentorship programs for nursing students. She has been cited as a nursing leader in two of Dr. Gottlieb’s books: A Perspective on Health, Family, Learning and Collaborative Partnership and The Collaborative Partnership Approach to Care: A Delicate Balance (2005); and in her Strength Based Nursing Care book (2012). In 2016, she was the recipient of the Excellence in Academic Advising by the Dean of Students and the McGill University Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award.

Areas of Interest

  • Professional development of nursing
  • Curriculum development
  • Mentorship Programs for students, faculty & clinicians  (Nurse Peer Mentorship Program; Nightingale Fellows)
  • Global Health: McGill Nurses for Highlands Hope Mentorship program to address the challenge of HIV/AIDS and related social problems in the Njombe region of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania.