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Overview

The McMaster University School of Nursing has a history of being one of the most research intensive schools or faculties of nursing in Canada.

Our partnerships both internal and external to McMaster University strengthen our research capacity and contribute to our success. We have attracted operating grants and career awards from numerous agencies, including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Areas of Excellence

The areas of excellence reflected in our research activities and our teaching are:

  • illness prevention
  • health equity and disparity
  • health system integration and innovation

We also have faculty expertise in Research Tools and Methodologies, and Knowledge Exchange and Translation.

Our faculty conduct research in topics such as heart and stroke diseases, diabetes, child and maternal health, mental health, cancer, healthy aging, and more.

Our students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels benefit greatly from teaching and guidance that is based on the expertise and research discoveries of our faculty members.

We are proud to have several research units and research chairs headed by School of Nursing faculty members.

Research News

Research focus: Heart and stroke

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

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

Dr. Susan Jack is featured in the Canadian Nurse magazine

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

More Research News...

Key Contact

photo of Michael McGillion

Dr. Michael McGillion, RN, PhD
Assistant Dean, Research
School of Nursing
Email: mmcgill@mcmaster.ca
Tel: 905 525 9140 ext. 20275

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