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Lynn Martin, Alumni Profile


 More than 4,000 students have graduated from McMaster's nursing programs. Here we meet Lynn Martin, an assistant professor in the McMaster School of Nursing. For more information, see her faculty profile: Dr. Lynn Martin.

Published: Aug. 28, 2018

McMaster Degree:

I graduated from McMaster University with my BScN in 1990.

Current position:

I am a Teaching Professor in the School of Nursing and teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs. In the undergraduate program I am the Level 2 Lead as well as Chair of the Awards Committee. I teach in both the clinical and classroom setting.

My research:

My favourite area of research is nursing education, especially related to clinical education. Recent projects include teaching and assessing clinical skills, patient safety, and just beginning to look at how virtual simulation can be integrated into clinical education. I also enjoy working with graduate students looking at education related topics.

How I got here: 

After graduation I worked in a variety of settings including the community, acute care and public health. I completed my Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 with a focus on nursing education, and then my Doctor of Education in 2004 from the University of Toronto / Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. I began working at McMaster as a full-time educator in 2000.

Why I chose McMaster BScN:

I chose McMaster because of their excellent reputation for nursing, their women’s soccer team, and the location. McMaster was the ideal location for academics, athletics and a beautiful campus. It was only after starting the program that I came to value the problem-based approach to learning that makes McMaster unique.

How my experience at McMaster helped me:

The McMaster BScN program provided me with the critical thinking, problem solving, communication skills and confidence to work in a wide variety of settings. It also stirred in me a love for learning that continues today as I continue to take courses and learn in a variety of ways.


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