The focus on research, innovation and student-centred learning within the Graduate Program in Nursing allows our students to become leading clinical health science investigators in nursing who contribute to the development of the theoretical basis of practice and the evaluation of health care interventions and programs.
Areas of Excellence
Our three Areas of Excellence provide students with a range of opportunities for advanced education and research in nursing on a full- and part-time basis.
The Graduate Program in Nursing was established in 1994 and leads to a PhD degree by thesis, a MSc by thesis or a MSc by course work.
A MSc degree leading to the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) has been available since 2008.
A diploma in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) is available to students who have a graduate degree in Nursing.
The School of Nursing, led by the Associate Dean of Health Sciences (Nursing), has overall responsibility for the development of the discipline of Nursing in the University and works closely with the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Health Sciences), who is responsible for the Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Areas of Expertise
The areas of research and clinical expertise of our graduate faculty range from cardiovascular nursing to gerontology and are given in detail under the faculty listing. The integration of education, research and service is the foundation for the education of graduate students at McMaster.
There are several major research units in the School of Nursing. These include the following: