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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About Us

Our Vision, Our Values, Our Objectives …

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Student Testimonials

Meet Our Graduates

MUNSS: Nursing Students Society

Undergraduate Program:

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BScN Overview

Clinical Practice

Academic Advising - Current Students

BScN Non-academic Requirements

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Leadership & Management Program

Graduate Program:

Graduate Program



Alumni Profile: Michelle Boersema

May 12, 2016 - How did McMaster prepare Michelle Boersema for a career in public health nursing?

[Read more about Michelle Boersema]

Kylie Hopkins wins prestigious Wilson Award

May 9, 2016 - Second year BScN student Kylie Hopkins has won the Wilson Leadership Scholar Award, a prestigious new prize established to cultivate the country’s next generation of leaders.

[Read more about Kylie Hopkins]

Dr. Noeman Mirza will be the director of new centre of excellence at TRU

May 9, 2016 - A recent graduate of McMaster’s PhD program in Nursing has been chosen as the director of an exciting new project, the Collaboratory for Educational Research and Development in Nursing, at Thompson Rivers University, in Kamloops, BC.

[Read more about Dr. Noeman Mirza and the Collaboratory]

Interview with Dr. Janet Landeen

May 9, 2016 - Dr. Janet Landeen, who recently won a CASN award, has been interviewed in the Quality Advancement in Nursing Education journal, Vol. 2, Issue 1.

[Read the interview of Dr. Janet Landeen]

Alumni Profile: Laurel Nash (Locke)

May 9, 2016 - Laurel Nash (Locke) graduated in 2015 and is working as a registered nurse at McMaster Children’s Hospital on the Pediatric Hematology Oncology unit.

[Read more about graduate Laurel Nash]

Announcement: Pinning Ceremony

This year’s Pinning Ceremony for the McMaster site will take place at 1330 on Tuesday,  June 14th at the Sheraton Hotel Hamilton (Grand Ballroom – second floor). Doors open at 1300. As seating is very limited to this event, faculty members are asked to RSVP by Monday May 9th, 2016. Link to register for Pinning Ceremony.

Research Spotlight: Maternal and child health

Apr. 27, 2016 - How do you give children a healthy start in life? Do you begin in grade school? In daycare? At birth? How about in the womb?

[Read more about Nurse-Family Partnership studies]

School of Nursing celebrates student awards

Apr. 25, 2016 - More than 175 students, parents, faculty and staff gathered recently to celebrate the impact of donor-funded awards.

[Read more about student awards]

Nursing students make solemn pledge

Apr. 14, 2016 - In the first week of this spring season, first-year students at McMaster University took part in Professionalism Pledge ceremony to mark the symbolic start of their new lives as future nurses.

[Read more about Professionalism Pledge Ceremony]

Terry McCurdy wins teaching award

Apr. 13, 2016 - Please join us in congratulating Terry McCurdy on winning the McMaster Student Union Teaching Award for this year, for the School of Nursing. The MSU Teaching Award recognizes outstanding all round teaching performance of the instructor. Merits which are considered include: ability to communicate, approachability, and enthusiasm of the instructor as recognized by students registered in their classes. The recipients are determined by number of nominations and class evaluations.

Presentation: Nursing with/for indigenous populations

Apr. 13, 2016 - Bernice Downey will be providing a presentation on 'Nursing with/for Indigenous Populations: Making room for Spirit' on Monday, Apr. 18 at 12:00 noon. Faculty from the School of Nursing are invited to attend the presentation and learn more about ...
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Leadership for the Future: Leadership and Management Webconference Course

Apr. 11, 2016 - Make Spring 2016 the opportunity to develop your leadership potential. Register Now for the Leadership and Management course. Earn university credit and a Certificate of completion. Register before April 18th as seats are limited. Application Form

"The best way to learn"

Apr. 11 , 2016 - Last spring, 4th year nursing student Camille Peplinski completed a professional practice placement in Moose Factory, Ontario. What did she learn in this remote community?

[Read more about nursing in Moose Factory]


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