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Research focus: Heart and stroke

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017: Heart and stroke diseases affect more than 600,000 Canadians. Every seven minutes, someone in Canada dies from heart disease or stroke. Here at McMaster’s School of Nursing, several faculty members are contributing to the important work of finding better treatment and prevention solutions. Read More

Meet the Researcher: Rebecca Ganann

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017: Our health care system needs to change to meet new needs. One challenge facing it is how to best support a growing older population to live well in their own communities for as long as possible. Dr. Ganann's research addresses these issues. Read More

Featuring: Rebecca Ganann

Student in nurse practitioner program wins award for excellence

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017: Graduate student Leanna McCallum has won the Dr. Marilyn A. Ray Award for Excellence in Nurse Practitioner Education and Practice. Read More

Featuring: Nancy Carter

Dr. Susan Jack is featured in the Canadian Nurse magazine

Monday, Nov 13, 2017: Dr. Susan Jack, one of our Nursing Graduate Faculty members, is featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Canadian Nurse. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack

Palliative care study findings and resources are now available online

Monday, Nov 06, 2017: The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association has published recent research findings by Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen, a McMaster University School of Nursing professor, and graduate student Pamela Durepos. Read More

Featuring: Sharon Kaasalainen

Lioness group donates to MacSOC community outreach

Thursday, Nov 02, 2017: The Dundas Lioness Club has donated $5,000 to support McMaster Student Outreach Collaborative (“MacSOC”). Read More

Alumni Survey Now Available until Friday November 3rd

Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017: The Graduate Nursing Program is currently reviewing its program. As a part of this review process, we are inviting alumni of the Graduate Nursing P... Read More


Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017: STRIKE BY COLLEGES UPDATE Read More


Monday, Oct 23, 2017: STRIKE BY COLLEGES UPDATE Read More


Friday, Oct 20, 2017: STRIKE BY COLLEGES UPDATE Read More


Thursday, Oct 19, 2017: COMMUNIQUE #5 Dear students and faculty, as we approach the end of the first week of the strike I want to thank you for your patience as we’v... Read More


Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017: COMMUNIQUE #4 OCT. 17, 4:30 P.M.   Dear McMaster site students and faculty, please find below the schedule for Wednesday and Thursday of this ... Read More


Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017: COMMUNIQUE #3 OCT. 16, 2017 2:22 P.M. Dear Mac Site students and McMaster faculty teaching at the Conestoga site. Please note below the class sche... Read More

Alumni Survey on Graduate Nursing Program

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017: Alumni, we want to hear from you! We are inviting alumni of the Graduate Nursing Program who have graduated within the last 5 years (2012-2017) to ... Read More


Monday, Oct 16, 2017: FOR MONDAY OCTOBER 16 Business as usual at McMaster.  Should a disruption occur due to the potential of a strike by our college partners, ALL ... Read More


Friday, Oct 13, 2017: Sent on behalf of Dr. Pamela Baxter, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Education Programs, McMaster University   UPCOMING STRIKE BY COLL... Read More

Searching for solutions for diabetes distress during pregnancy

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017: The stress of living with a chronic disease like diabetes can take its toll. When that anxiety is so strong that it interferes with personal and social life and how a patient manages their symptoms, experts call it “diabetes distress”. Read More

Featuring: Diana Sherifali

Nursing student wins gold at Henley Regatta

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017: When BScN student Myma Okuda-Rayfuse won gold at the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in August, she cried with joy. Read More

Elizabeth Orr wins Dr. Margaret Black Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Thursday, Sep 07, 2017: Elizabeth Orr, a graduate student in the McMaster School of Nursing, has won the “Dr. Margaret Black Ontario Graduate Scholarship”. The award honours a former nursing professor at McMaster. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack and Nancy Carter

Study aims to improve Ontario’s health care system

Monday, Aug 28, 2017: Dr. Ruta Valaitis has been invited to be the Phase 1 Academic co-lead on an important year-long study that will have an impact on how health servic... Read More

Featuring: Ruta Valaitis

New grant explores Indigenous and Western healing practices

Monday, Aug 28, 2017: Dr. Bernice Downey is engaged in an exciting new study involving a unique health clinic based at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in southern Ontario. Read More

Featuring: Bernice Downey

Amy Wright named as one of top nurses in Canada

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2017: Amy Wright, a PhD student in the School of Nursing at McMaster, has been named as one of the top 150 nurses in Canada by the Canadian Nurses Association. Read More

Featuring: Olive Wahoush

News of Heather Arthur's passing

Monday, Jul 31, 2017: Heather Arthur, a renowned McMaster University nurse scientist, has passed away. Arthur pioneered cardiac rehabilitation research in Canada... Read More

Featuring: Heather Arthur

Student researchers study community engagement in action

Friday, Jul 28, 2017: A research project involving seniors and children gave these nursing students a chance to experience and learn about community engagement. Read More

New research chair honours Heather Arthur

Friday, Jul 21, 2017: A legacy is being set for Heather Arthur, a McMaster University nurse scientist who pioneered cardiac rehabilitation research in Canada. An endowed... Read More

Featuring: Heather Arthur

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