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Ola Lunyk-Child


Ola Lunyk Child joined McMaster University in 1988 and was thrilled to return to her alma mater as an Assistant Professor. 

​She held a variety of roles in the undergraduate nursing program including Level 1 Chair, Coordinator of Studies, and Chair of Admissions. In addition to these administrative roles, ​she taught across all levels of the program in both theoretical and clinical courses.  She contributed to curriculum development and program evaluation.

Select Publications

  • Drummond-Young, M., Brown, B., Noesgaard, C., Lunyk-Child, O., Matthew-Maich, N., Mines, C., & Linton, J. (2009). A comprehensive faculty development model for nursing education.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 26(3), 152-161.
  • Matthew-Maich, N., Mines, C., Brown, B., Lunyk-Child, O., Carpio, C., Drummond-Young, M., Noesgaard, C., & Linton, J.  (2007). Evolving as nurse educators in problem based learning through a community of faculty development.  Journal of Professional Nursing, 23, 75-82.
  • Lunyk-Child, O., Crooks, D., Ellis, P., Ofosu, C., O’Mara, L., & Rideout, E. (2001).  Self-directed learning: Faculty and student perceptions. Journal of Nursing Education. 40(3), 1-8.
  • Lunyk-Child, O., Patterson, C., & Crooks, D. Setting the stage for re-examining self-directed learning: Capitalizing on the past to direct the future of nursing education. Nurse Educator, 2001.


  • 2005    MSU Teaching Award 


  • Boblin, S.I., Drummond-Young, M., & Lunyk Child, O. Socialization of accelerated stream students into nursing. Nursing Education Research Unit. 2008, $2,000.
  • Manankil Rankin, L., Lunyk Child, O., Bentley Poole, L., Martin, L. Evaluating the impact of a Capstone project on student learning.  Nursing Education Research Unit. 2013, $2,000.

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