Quinlan, Bonnie


Bonnie Quinlan is the Advanced Practice Nurse in Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.


Bonnie Quinlan received her Baccalaureate in Nursing Science in 1993 from the University of Ottawa and her Masters in Nursing Science in 2008 from Charles Sturt University in Australia. She joined the Heart Institute in 1988 as a Clinical Staff Nurse. In her previous role as an Advanced Practice Nurse in Smoking Cessation, she played an integral part in the development of the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation and of the Champlain network.

Quinlan has provided training in the use of Best Practice Guidelines related to smoking cessation interventions as well as individual counselling of patients. As an Advanced Practice Nurse in Cardiology, she provides clinical expertise in the field of cardiovascular nursing and works to ensure patients receive the highest standard of care.

Research & Clinical Interests 

Quinlan’s research interests include cardiovascular nursing research, patient care outcomes, health promotion, best practices in smoking cessation and disease prevention.

  • Reid, R., Quinlan, B., Pipe, A. (2007). Smoking Cessation: Lessons from Clinical Trial Evidence.  Current Opinion in Cardiology, April 2007. Reid, R., Pipe, A., Quinlan, B., Slovinec, M., Kocourek, J., Papadakis, S.  (2007).
  • Tobacco dependence treatment for hospitalized smokers:  “The Ottawa Model.”  Smoking Cessation Rounds.  May 2007, Vol. 1 Issue 2, pp 1-6. Pipe, A., Reid, R., Quinlan, B.  (2007).
  • Systematic Approaches to Smoking Cessation.  Smoking Cessation Rounds.  March 2007, Vol. 1 Issue 1, pp. 1-6. Reid, R., Pipe, A., Quinlan, B., Oda, J.  (2007). 
  • Interactive Voice Response Telephony to Promote Smoking Cessation in Patients with Heart Disease.  Patient Education and Counseling (In Press).

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