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Yvonne Lawlor


Yvonne Lawlor first joined McMaster University in 1987 as a Sessional Lecturer in the School of Nursing and became a full-time faculty member in 2001. She is a teaching professor in the Collaborative BScN program and teaches both theoretical and professional practice nursing courses. She is a member of the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development and facilitates workshops on both professionalism and problem-based learning.

​Her areas of interest include problem-based learning, teaching and learning in undergraduate nursing education, faculty development and community health nursing practice.


  • Lawlor, Y. ,Rawlin, D., Voelzing, L., Yiu, L.(2015) Introduction to Community Health Nursing Learning Modules Council of Ontario Universities 2014-201.   Shared On-line Course Fund, $71,267. 31
  • Akhtar-Danesh, N., Baumann, A., Landeen, J., Lawlor, Y., Lee, R.,Kolotylo, C., and Tompkins, C. (2009). Perceptions of professionalism:Exploration of nursing students and faculty. $7000, McMaster University Arts Research Board (ARB).     
  • Martin, L., Abbott-Mitchell,V., Salfi, J., Scott, B., Lawlor, Y., Ott, M., and Peachey, G. (2008). Culture of safety within the School of  Nursing: A description of preceptors’ experiences with adverse  events and near misses by Level 3 and Level 4 students in the clinical setting. $2000, Nursing Education Research Unit (NERU).     


  • Lawlor, Y., (2015) Welcome to community health nursing, on-line Learning module 1.  Hamilton: McMaster University
  • Lawlor, Y. (2015) Enacting the role of community health nurse, on-line learning module  2.  Hamilton: McMaster University
  • Lawlor, Y. (2015) Developing your competence as a community health nurse, on-line    module 3.  Hamilton: McMaster University
  • Bott, G., Mohide, E. A., & Lawlor, Y. (2011).  A clinical teaching technique for nurse preceptors: The five minute preceptor (5MP). Journal of Professional Nursing 1(1): 1-8
  • Akhtar-Danesh, N., Bauman, A., Kolotylo, C., Lawlor, Y., Tompkins, C., & Lee, R.  (2011). Perceptions of professionalism among nursing faculty and nursing students. Western Journal of Nursing, May 16, 2011

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