Dr. Colleen McKey joined McMaster University in 1999 as a Lecturer and was promoted with permanence to Associate Professor. She taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of leadership and management. Dr. McKey held a graduate faculty appointment and supervised Masters and PhD students. As well she held an appointment in the Master of Health Science Education Program where is taught and sat on thesis committees. Dr. McKey was the Director of the Leadership and Management Program from 2000-2017. She held the roles of Associate Director Academic Resources from 2002-2009; Assistant Dean Academic Resources 2009-2014; and Assistant Dean and Associate Director School of Nursing 2014-2017. As well she was the Lead FHS Academic Leadership Portfolio from 2012-2017. In addition, Dr. McKey served on numerous Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, and University committees including Senate. Throughout her career Dr. McKey served on local to national boards and task forces. She is an Accreditation Reviewer with the Canadian Association Schools of Nursing and a Quality Reviewer for the Institutional Quality Assurance Process Reviews Program in Ontario. Dr. McKey retired in 2017.
Dr. McKey’s teaching philosophy is based on the belief that the roles of teacher and learner are intertwined. Her vision of education is the creation of learner, faculty, and practice partnerships that create change opportunities in professional practice environments. It is in these environments that interaction and discovery take place between the educator and learner, between learners, and among the educator, learner, and practice setting.
NB406/HS4E06: Leadership and Management in Health Care Organizations
N4Z03/HS4Z03: Conflict Management in Health Care Organizations
N4I03/HS4I03: Leading Effective Teams in Health Care Organizations
N4HH3/HS4HH3: Quality Management in Health Care Organizations
N4DD6/HS4DD6: Advanced Leadership Management in Health Care Organizations
N4FF3/HS4FF3: Integrative Leadership Project
NUR 707: Theoretical Foundations of Leadership and Management
NUR 724: Theoretical Foundations of Leadership Effectiveness
HSEDUC 706: MSc Health Science Education Program