McMaster University

McMaster University

Nursing at McMaster

Dean's Welcome

From Dr. Carolyn Byrne:

Carolyn Byrne

As you browse through this website, you will soon see that the School of Nursing at McMaster University is a dynamic, innovative and exciting place to learn and work.  As the Associate Dean, Health Sciences and Director of the School of Nursing, I am proud to lead this amazing school.  The website will give you an overview of all aspects of our school. 

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Our Vision, Our Values, Our Objectives …

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Dr. Kirsten Culver wins MSU teaching award

Mar. 29, 2017 - Nursing professor Dr. Kirsten Culver brought home a McMaster Students Union (MSU) Teaching Award at a ceremony this month. Her colleagues Professor Tracey Jewiss and Dr. Peter Helli were also honoured and nominated by students for the annual award.

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Student awards ceremony will take place on March 27

The School of Nursing will host the annual Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 27th. Faculty and staff congratulate the winners for their outstanding achievements. 

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Ten McMaster nursing students take RNFOO awards

Mar. 23, 2017 - Ten McMaster nursing students have won awards from the Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario. RNFOO "provides financial support for nurses and nursing students in Ontario to further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives.” Congratulations! Well done!

[Find the winners listed here]


Bernice Downey will lead new Indigenous health inititiative for FHS

Mar. 20, 2107 - Bernice Downey, a medical anthropologist of Oji/Cree and Celtic heritage, has been appointed as an assistant professor cross-appointed to the School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences to advise the leadership of the Faculty in the development of an Indigenous strategy for the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Meet the women who hold Canada Research Chairs

Mar. 13, 2017 - Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid is one of the 22 women at McMaster who hold Canada Research Chairs.

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Researchers study how to improve care for people with disabilties

Mar. 10, 2017 - McMaster School of Nursing professors are beginning work on two new studies that will dissect “big data” and explore ways to improve care for Canadians with or at risk for disabilities. 

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McMaster students take 2 out of 3 top awards

Mar. 7, 2017 - McMaster nursing graduate students took two out of three of the top prizes for the Trainee Poster Awards at last fall’s International Congress on Palliative Care in Montreal.

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Hamilton Health Sciences gala supports research projects

Mar. 6, 2017 - Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius’ research study was one of four projects honoured at the Hamilton Health Science’s Foundation Gala 2017 at the Hamilton Convention Centre on March 4. The annual gala raises funds to support research spanning the spectrum of clinical care and programs. 

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Review recommends improvements to care of patients with dementia

Mar. 1, 2017 - Pamela Durepos, a PhD student in the School of Nursing, is the primary author of a new study, “Assessing palliative care content in dementia care guidelines,” in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

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