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Mourning the loss of retired professor Dr. Margaret Black

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018: It is with great sadness that the School of Nursing announces the passing of retired Associate Professor Dr. Margaret Black, on February 15th with... Read More

Student nurses bring home lessons in global health

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018:   One of the exciting aspects of the BScN program at McMaster University is the chance for students to learn about nursing in different parts... Read More

Nursing students learn real life lessons in emergency

Friday, Feb 16, 2018: Students come to aid of man in medical need. Read More

Let's discuss end-of-life issues – now

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018: Many people have been faced with critical decisions for family and friends who are at the end of their lives. This can stress and burden family members trying to navigate the social and health care systems even as they face impending loss and grief. Read More

Featuring: Sharon Kaasalainen

Longwoods Top 25 features five authors from the School of Nursing

Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018: Five familiar names appear in the Top 25 articles accessed on the Longwoods Publishing website in 2017. These are McMaster School of Nursing faculty members ... Read More

Featuring: Denise A. Bryant-Lukosius, Michael McGillion, Alba DiCenso, Nancy Carter, Sheryl Boblin and Sharon Kaasalainen

IN CONVERSATION WITH: Vicki Benedetti, BScN Program Admissions Coordinator

Monday, Jan 15, 2018: Vicki Benedetti is one of the first voices future students will hear when they’re thinking of coming to McMaster for undergraduate nursing. Read More

Graduate student wins award for research in LGBT health education

Thursday, Jan 11, 2018: PhD student Erin Ziegler has won an award from CIHR to develop a tool to teach nursing and medical students more about LGBTQI2S health. Read More

Featuring: Ruta Valaitis

Alumni Profile: Melissa Northwood

Monday, Jan 08, 2018: More than 4,000 students have graduated from McMaster's nursing programs. Here we meet Melissa Northwood, a Nurse Continence Advisor in home care with Saint Elizabeth Home Health Care. Read More

Family history inspires award-winning student’s work with seniors

Tuesday, Jan 02, 2018: A Masters student in the School of Nursing has received a research award from the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Hamilton Halton Alzheimers Society Foundation. Read More

Featuring: Jenny Ploeg

A Canadian first: Unique fellowship in integrated healthcare awarded to an NP

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017: Shannon Wright started a prestigious one-year fellowship with the Medical Psychiatry Alliance this September. She is the first Nurse Practitioner to hold the award. Read More

Giving back to the community

Monday, Dec 11, 2017: This holiday season the McMaster School of Nursing wanted to show how much they care for their community. Read More

New technology aims to save lives and prevent problems post-surgery

Thursday, Dec 07, 2017: Investigators working on a major new study that is going live with 600 patients in December hope to reduce hospital readmission and save lives by linking patients with nurses via new technology that allows nurses to monitor patients in hospital or at home. Read More

Featuring: Sandra L. Carroll, Bernice Downey and Michael McGillion

Community-based program improves quality of life for older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017: Older adults with diabetes and other chronic conditions, who participated in the ACHRU’s community-based program, had improved quality of li... Read More

Featuring: Maureen Markle-Reid, Jenny Ploeg and Kathryn Fisher

Exemplifying excellence: Dr. Janet Landeen is named an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educators Institute

Tuesday, Dec 05, 2017: Dr. Janet Landeen has been named an Inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Nurse Educators Institute. The title was celebrated at a gala dinner at this year’s Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) general meeting in Ottawa in November. Read More

Featuring: Janet Landeen

Introducing SRA representative Sharon Nwamadi

Monday, Dec 04, 2017: Sharon Nwamadi is the School of Nursing representative for McMaster’s Student Representative Assembly. She also runs the SRA Nursing Facebook page, where you may have seen recent spotlights of nursing students and professors. Today we reverse roles and shine the spotlight on her! Read More

Canada Research Chair in Aging renewed for internationally recognized nurse scientist Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid

Friday, Dec 01, 2017: The government of Canada has renewed nursing professor Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid’s Tier 2 Canada Research Chair for another 5-year term. Read More

Featuring: Maureen Markle-Reid

Research project unearths and preserves our past

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017: A research team is digitizing historical documents on the School of Nursing dating back to 1947. Read More

Featuring: Janet Landeen


Monday, Nov 27, 2017: Thank you for your patience over the past six weeks as my attention has been on the strike and creating a semester completion plan with our McMaster BScN Leadership Team and College partners. I am pleased to say that a plan has been finalized ... Read More

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

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