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Kirsten Culver


Dr. Kirsten Culver began at McMaster University in 2004 as an Assistant Professor.  She is currently the Science ​Lead for the BScN Undergraduate Nursing Education Programs, and a permanent Teaching Stream Professor.

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  • Landeen, J., Carr, D., Culver, K., Martin, L., Matthew-Maich, N., Noesgaard, C., Beney-Gadsby, L. (2016). The Impact of Curricular Changes on BScN Students' Clinical Learning Outcomes. Journal of Nursing Education in Practice 21: 51-58.


  • 2017    McMaster University Student Union Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2014    McMaster University Student Union Teaching Excellence Award    
  • ​2013    Teaching Innovation Award, Council of Ontario University Teaching Programs in Nursing
  • 2012    McMaster University Student Union Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2010    McMaster University Student Union Teaching Excellence Award


  • Lunyk-Child, O., Jewiss, T., Culver, K., Chen, R., Martin, L., Pierazzo, J., Wahoush, O. CASPerTM: An innovative tool to assess the best candidates for admission to the BScN Program. Grant, UN EC, McMaster University, Research – New Project, April 2016 – April 2018, $2000.00

  • Landeen, J., Martin, L., Noesgaard, C., Culver, K., Matthew-Maich, N., Carr, D. Evaluating the Impact of Pedagogical Innovations: Does the Kaleidoscope Curriculum Make a Difference in the Clinical Practice of Final Year Undergraduate Students? McMaster University Teaching and Learning Grant (Centre for Leadership and Learning). March 2013 – April 2014, $8319.33.


Dr. Culver’s research interests lie in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Specifically, the methods and strategies used to integrate and implement science curricula into person-based, self-directed professional programs with a health care focus.


Undergraduate Teaching

Dr. Culver’s teaching contributions are primarily in the undergraduate nursing education programs.

HTHSCI 2H03: Introductory Pharmacology

HTHSCI 2HH3: Introductory Microbiology

HTHSCI 3PA2: Integrated Pathophysiology for Nursing

HTHSCI 3PF1: Integrated Pathophysiology for Accelerated Stream

HTHSCI 4NR3: Nursing Research

In her capacity as Science ​Lead, Dr. Culver works directly with members of the Science Plenary Group to ensure that the BScN science courses meet the learning needs of students, and that the design, structure and content of these courses are congruent with the philosophy of the BScN program.


  • Angeloni, C., Dinatale, K., Hamiton, K., Lorenc, O., Culver, K, Jennings, B., Flaherty, B. (2016). The Power of Narrative in Family Centered Care: Using patient and family stories to improve patient experience with Diagnostic Imaging Services and McMaster Children’s Hospital. CAPHC Annual Conference: Harnessing Our Strengths: A Shared Vision for Child and Youth Healthcare, October 23 – 25, 2016, Halifax.
  • Landeen, J., Martin, L., Noesgaard, C., Culver, K., Matthew-Maich, N., Carr, D. (2014). Patterns of Student Performance on Clinical Learning Outcomes: Do Curricular Perspectives Matter? 5th International Nurse Education Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
  • Landeen, J., Martin, L., Noesgaard, C., Culver, K., Carr, D., Maich, N. (2012). Promoting Educational Research Capacity through Systematic Evaluation of Curricular Innovations. Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Chen, R., Culver, K., Drummond-Young, M., Hanna, E., Hunter, A., Jewiss, T., McCurdy, T., Palma, A., Sinclair, N., Peachey, G., & McKey, C. (2011). Strength from within: Creating a community of leadership practice. Nursing Academic Leadership Conference, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Quebec City, Quebec.

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