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School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 
School of Graduate Studies Calendar, 2014-2015 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]


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The Graduate Program in Nursing provides the opportunity for advanced education and research in Nursing. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree programs are offered on a full-time and part-time basis. The M.Sc. program allows selected students to obtain the extra requirements for the neonatal critical care specialist certificate. Those specializing as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner may apply for advanced credit toward an M.Sc. Our programs provide students with the opportunity to become clinical health science investigators in Nursing, contributing to the development of the theoretical basis of practice and to the development and evaluation of health care interventions and programs.

Students in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs can declare their intentions to focus within one of the following six areas of excellence. They are:

  1. Health Populations
    Our research focuses on health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, policies and interventions. Examples of topics may include the impact of socio-economic status, the environment, culture, and gender on health and quality of life. Nursing studies examining the impact of globalization are also included.
  2. Wellness and Healing Across the Lifespan
    Our research focuses on the study of interventions, relationships and interactions that foster a sense of belonging, well-being, and coherence. This field includes the study of traditional or alternative nursing modalities in periods of illness and crisis, and the role of spirituality in health.
  3. Health Services and Policy
    Health services research is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry, both basic and applied, that examines access to, and the use, costs, quality, delivery, organization, financing, and outcomes of health care services to produce new knowledge about the structure, processes, and effects of health services for individuals and populations. New knowledge in relation to nursing services is our focus.

    Related to Health Services is Health Policy Research, which addresses the history, structure, theory and process of health policymaking to plan, implement, and evaluate policies. Topics may include the economic, ethical, and social implications of policy decisions, and may develop or assess strategies to advocate for policy change. Effective policies are essential to quality nursing services.
  4. Nursing Leadership and Management
    Research in Leadership focuses on studying the identification and development of the skills and knowledge needed for leadership roles in nursing.
  5. Advance Nursing Practice
    Research in practice involves the study of relationships among advanced nursing practice, theory, and scholarly inquiry. Research may also focus on the development and evaluation of practice specialties with specific populations or settings (e.g., nurse practitioner) and knowledge exchange.
  6. Nursing Education
    Our research focuses on the investigation of teaching-learning modalities (e.g., self-directed learning, technology) for enhancing nursing education as a practice discipline, the development of the knowledge base related to learning to nurse, and the evaluation of educational programs and strategies. Examples of topics may include inter-professional learning, program evaluation, critical thinking, and reflective practice.

    For those students wishing to pursue a graduate level advanced nursing practice program, graduate diplomas are offered in the following fields of specialization: Advanced Neonatal Nursing, and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner, details of which are set out under the Graduate Diploma Programs section at the back of this Calendar.

    The Ontario Public Hospitals Act requires that all persons working in a hospital setting meet certain criteria regarding surveillance for infectious diseases. In order for the requirement of the legislation to be met, once students have been enrolled in the Nursing Program they must complete Pre-Clinical Communicable Disease Screening.

More information will be sent to specific applicants prior to registration. Specific questions can be directed to the Health Sciences Graduate Programs Office.

Enquiries: 905 525-9140 Ext. 22983
Fax: 905 526-7949
E-mail: taym@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/gradnursing

Faculty/Fall 2014


Andrea Baumann, B.Sc.N. (Windsor), M.Sc.N. (Western), Ph.D.(Toronto)
Gina Browne, B.Sc.N. (Spaulding), M.S. (Boston), M.Ed., Ph.D.(Toronto)
Basanti Majumdar, B.Sc.N.,M.Sc.N. (New Delhi), M.Ed. (New York),M.Sc. (T) (McMaster), Ph.D. (Michigan)
Wendy Sword, B.Sc.N., M.Sc.(T) (McMaster), Ph.D. (Guelph)

Associate Professors

Noori Akhtar-Danesh, B.Sc. (Ferdowsi, Iran), M.Sc. (Shiraz, Iran),Ph.D. (Newcastle, U.K.)
Pamela Baxter, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), B.Sc.N., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McMaster)
Denise Bryant-Lukosius, B.Sc.N., (McMaster), M.Sc.N. (D’Youville), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Maureen Dobbins, B.Sc.N. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Anita Fisher, B.A. (Windsor), M.H.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Cardiff)
Susan Jack, B.Sc.N. (Alberta), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Sharon Kaasalainen, B.Sc.N., (McMaster), M.Sc. (Toronto),Ph.D. (McMaster)
Janet Landeen, B.Sc.N. (Connecticut), M.Ed. (Victoria), Ph.D.(Toronto)
Colleen McKey, B.Sc.N. (Niagara), M.Sc. (D’Youville), Ph.D. (Capella)
Maureen Markle-Reid, B.Sc.N., (McMaster), M.Sc.N. (Toronto),Ph.D. (McMaster)
E. Ann Mohide, B.Sc.N. (Toronto), M.H.Sc. (McMaster)
Charlotte Noesgaard, B.N. (McGill), M.Sc.N. (Western)
Linda O’Mara, B.N., M.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Jenny Ploeg, B.Sc.N.,M.Sc.N. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Jennifer M. Skelly, R.N. (Barrie), M.H.Sc., M.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D.(Toronto)
Catherine Tompkins, B.Sc.N. (Western), M.Ed. (Toronto), Ph.D.(San Francisco)
Ruta Valaitis, B.A., B.Sc.N. (Windsor), M.H.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D.(Toronto)

Assistant Professors

Marilyn Ballantyne, B.Sc.N. (Western), M.H.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Michelle Butt, B.Sc., B.N. (Memorial), M.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D.(McMaster)
Nancy Carter, B.Sc.N. (McMaster), M.Sc. (D’Youville), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ruth Hannon, B.N.Sc. (Queen’s), M.H.A. (New South Wales), M.Sc. (FNP) (D’Youville)
Dawn Kingston, B.Sc. (Guelph), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Jeannette LeGris, B.N. (Manitoba), M.H.Sc. (McMaster)
Lynn Martin, B.Sc.N. (McMaster), M.Sc. N. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Joanna Pierazzo, B.Sc.N. (Western), M.Sc.N. (McMaster)
Gladys Peachey, B.N., M.Ed. (Memorial), M.H.Sc. (Toronto),Ph.D. (McMaster)
Diana Sherifali, B.Sc.N., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Patricia Strachan, B.Sc.N. (McMaster), M.Sc. (Guelph), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Olive Wahoush, M.Sc. (Ulster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Jennifer Yost, B.Sc.N. (Villanova), M.A., Ph.D. (NYU)



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