Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Maureen Barry
RN, MScN

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Director, Undergraduate Program

“I try hard in my lectures and in the lab to project my passion for the profession. I think the biggest gift I can give my students is to inspire them.”

The Simulation Lead for the undergraduate program, Maureen Barry is well known for her work in the use of simulation in education. At U of T Nursing’s Simulation Laboratory, Barry is highly regarded for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching, and the use of Web-based learning and technology. She is often the first to discover emerging technologies and the catalyst behind undergraduates embracing the latest innovations.

Barry has won the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing Teaching Innovation Award as well as multiple U of T Nursing teaching awards, which praise her for being a lecturer who “continually goes beyond the call of duty to educate and encourage every student.”

Committed to furthering health in resource-constrained countries, she directed a health care clinic in Kenya for three years and practised nursing in Ethiopia for two years. She has spent the last two sabbaticals in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

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  • Academic Credentials
    1987 – MScN, University of Toronto
    1973 – BScN, University of Windsor, Ontario
  • Publications

    Textbooks

    Barry, M.A. (April 2009). Chapter 6: Nursing Fundamentals and Clinical Skills. In Marshall-Henty, J., Sams, C., & J. Bradshaw (Eds.). Mosby’s comprehensive review for the Canadian RN Exam. Toronto: Mosby Elsevier.

    Lewis, SM, Heitkemper, M, & Dirksen, S. (2009). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (MA Barry, S. Goldsworthy & D.Goodbridge, Canadian Editors). Toronto: Elsevier Mosby.

    Lewis, SM, Heitkemper, M, & Dirksen, S. (2006). Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (S. Goldsworthy & MA Barry, Canadian Editors). Toronto: Elsevier Mosby.

    Textbook and chapter revisions/reviews

    Maxwell, B. & Barry, M.A. (2012). Documenting and reporting. In P. Potter, A. Perry, B. Astle, & W. Duggleby. (Eds.). Canadian fundamentals of nursing. (5th ed). Toronto: Mosby Elsevier (CA).

    Keene-Elkin, M. & Barry, M.A. (April 2009). Documenting and reporting. In P. Potter, A. Perry, J. Ross-Kerr, & J. Wood. (Eds.). Canadian fundamentals of nursing. (4th ed). Toronto: Mosby Elsevier.

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