McMaster University

McMaster University

Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin

Assistant and Teaching Professor, School of Nursing
BScN (McMaster University), MScN (Western University), EdD (University of Toronto/OISE)

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Lynn Martin began with McMaster University in 2000 and is currently a Teaching Professor in the School of Nursing and a MacPherson Teaching Fellow. Lynn teaches in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing programs, the Masters of Health Sciences in Education program, and is the current Chair of both the Program Evaluation Committee and the Undergraduate Awards Committee within the School of Nursing.


Lynn’s primary research interests include educational research (scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning, patient safety in nursing education, program evaluation/quality improvement), faculty development and surgical nursing.

Selected Grants

  • Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HECQO). Learning Outcomes Assessment: A practitioners Handbook. Oct 2013 – May 2014, $60 000.

  • McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Kaleidoscope Curriculum Study. May 2013 – Dec 2014, $1000.  

  • Nursing Education Research Unit (McMaster University). Kaleidoscope Curriculum Study. May 2013 – May 2015, $2000.

  • Nursing Education Research Unit (McMaster University). Capstone Project Study. May 2013 – May 2015, $2000.

  • McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning. Effective Tutor Study. June 2012 – June 2013, $1000.            
  • Nursing Education Research Unit (McMaster University). Effective Tutor Study. May 2012 – May 2014, $2000.

Courses Taught

Lynn teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs as well as the Masters of Health Science Education program.

Graduate Teaching

Graduate teaching focuses on health science education courses, advising graduate students interested in education, and involvement on PhD committees.

Undergraduate Teaching

Undergraduate teaching includes mainly professional practice (clinical) and research courses. As a teaching professor, Lynn is committed to excellence in teaching, learning and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Selected Awards & Honours

Lynn was the inaugural recipient of the Paul R MacPherson Fellowship for exemplary teaching practices. Through this Fellowship she was able to work with the McMaster Institute for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning to develop a Program Review and Enhancement Guidebook to be used across the University. Lynn has also been recognized by the McMaster Student Union with a Teaching Award.

Selected Publications

  • Martin, L., & Goff, L. (2014). Program review and enhancement guidebook. McMaster University.
  • Taplay, K., Jack. S. M., Baxter, P., Eva, K., & Martin, L. (2014). Organizational culture shapes the adoption and incorporation of simulation into cursing curricula: A grounded theory study. Nursing Research and Practice.
  • Hutchings, P., Borin, B., Keesing-Styles, L., Martin, L., Michael, R., Scharff, L., Simkins, S., Ismail, A. (2013). The scholarship of teaching and learning in an age of accountability: Promising intersections. Teaching and Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 1(2), 35-47.
  • Larin, H., Benson, G., Wessel, J., Pleog, J., Martin, L., & Ploeg, J. (2013). Changes in emotional-social intelligence, caring, leadership and moral judgment during health science education programs. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 14(1), 26-41.
  • Pratt, M, Martin, L., Mohide, E.A., Black, M.A. (2013). Descriptive Analysis of the Impact of Moral Distress on the Evaluation of Unsatisfactory Nursing Students. Nursing Forum, 48(4), 231-239.
  • Vajoczki, S., Savage, P., Martin, L., Kustra, E., & Borin, P. (2011). Good Teaching, Scholarly Teaching and Teaching Scholarship; A Case Study at McMaster University. Canadian Journal of Scholarship on Teaching and Learning, 2(1).
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