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Maria Pratt

Bio

Dr. Pratt began her teaching career at McMaster in 2008 as a sessional instructor in the BScN program. She is currently an Assistant Professor and Faculty Lead for the BScN Accelerated Stream. ​Her clinical nursing background includes adult medical-surgical, critical care, emergency nursing, and women’s health.

Select Publications

  • Pratt, M. (2019). Evaluation of unsatisfactory student performance. Clinical Teacher, 16(4), 1-6.
  • Pratt, M., Black, M., Martin, L., & Mohide, A. (2016). Evaluation of unsatisfactory student performance in professional nursing practice: A hermeneutic study. 2016 ICERI Proceedings
  • Pratt, M., Martin, L., Mohide, A., & Black, M. A descriptive analysis of the impact of moral distress on the evaluation of unsatisfactory students (October-December, 2013). Nursing Forum Journal 48(4), 231-239.
  • Felten, P., Bagg, J., Bumbry, M., Hill, J., Hornsby, K., Pratt, M., & Weller, S. (2013). Expanding access to the SoTL borderland: A call for inclusive student engagement in the enhancement of teaching and learning. Teaching and Learning Inquiry, 1(2), 63-74.
  • Pratt, M. (2012). The utility of human sciences in nursing. Nurse Researcher Journal 19(3), 12-15.
  • Pratt, M., Kerr, M., Wong, C. (2009). The impact of ERI, burnout, caring for SARS patients on hospital nurses’ self-reported compliance with infection control. Canadian Journal of Infection Control 24(3), 167-174.

Grants

  • Chen, R., Martin, L., Palma, A., Pratt, M., Pilla, J., & Seabrooke, A. Building a program for excellence in clinical instruction in the school of nursing (August 2018-August 2020). McPherson LTL Fellowship Grant, $14,906.
  • Pierazzo, J., Pratt, M., Jewiss, T., Culver, K., Martin, L., Chen, R., Wahoush, O., & Lunyk-Child, O. CASPerTM: An innovative tool to assess the best candidates for admission to the BScN program (April 2018-April 2019). NERU Grant, $2,000.
  • Pratt, M., Lynn, M., & Chen, R. Developing a multimodal orientation program for professional practice nursing instructors (June 2017-June 2018). McPherson PALAT Grant, $4,980.
  • Pratt, M. Evaluation of unsatisfactory student performance in professional practice. RNFOO Provincial Nursing Educator Interest Group Award (June 2012-June 2013). $5,000.

Research

Dr. Pratt’s research focuses on the assessment, evaluation, and management of unsatisfactory student performance in professional nursing practice courses. Her other research interests include scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education, student engagement in PBL and clinical labs, interprofessional simulation, and development of online resources for preceptors across the health disciplines. 

Courses

Dr. Pratt’s primary responsibilities include teaching nursing PBL and Professional Practice courses in the undergraduate program.  Most recently, she has received full privileges to supervise students in the nursing graduate program.

Presentations

  • Pratt, M., & Nawa, M. (June 6, 2019). Group mentoring. Poster presented at the Norman Education Research Day. Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Pratt, M., Martin, L., & Chen, R. (April 26, 2019). A multimodal orientation for clinical nursing instructors. Paper presented at the 28th Edition of World Congress on Nursing Education and Research Conference, London, United Kingdom.
  • Pratt, M., & Fang, C. (June 6, 2018). Clinical instructors’ values, beliefs, and attitudes of using educational videos to teach undergraduate nursing students. Poster presented at the Norman Education Research Day. Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Pratt, M., Martin, L, Chen, R., & Huang, R. (November 16, 2017). A multimodal orientation program for professional practice instructors. Poster Presented at Research on Teaching and Learning Conference. Hamilton, Ontario
  • Pratt, M. (May 10, 2017). Evaluating unsatisfactory student performance in professional nursing practice (Keynote Speaker). Part-Time Instructor and Clinical Faculty Appreciation Tea. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Pratt, M. (May 8, & August 29, 2017). Failure to fail of unsatisfactory students in professional practice. McMaster Mohawk Conestoga Spring Collaborative Faculty Development. Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Pratt, M., Black, M., Martin, L., & Mohide, A. (November 14, 2016). Evaluation of unsatisfactory student performance in professional nursing practice: A hermeneutic study. Paper presented at the International Conference of Education, Innovation, and Research (ICERI), Seville, Spain.
  • Pratt, M. (November 6, 2016). Failure to fail of unsatisfactory students deemed unsatisfactory in professional practice. Paper presented at the Annual Ontario PeriAnesthesia Nurses Association (OPANA) Conference. Toronto, Ontario.
  • Pratt, M. (May 17, 2016). Evaluation of unsatisfactory student performance in professional nursing practice: A hermeneutic study. Paper presented at the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary. McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

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