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Admission Requirements

1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements are applicable.

2) Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent which includes physical assessment, and courses in research and statistics. Consideration may be given to nurse applicants holding degrees in other cognate disciplines.

3) Applicants must have maintained an overall B average in their undergraduate nursing program.

4) Applicants must be eligible for a current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

5) Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.

6) An "Applicant Profile" must be completed which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (narrative statement).

7) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent MELAB).

8) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15 (or until seats have been filled).

9) An interview may be required.

Program Requirements

1) Candidates for the Master of Science degree in Nursing will pursue studies in one of two fields:
(a) Advanced Clinical Nursing
(b) Nursing Leadership

2) The requirements may be satisfied by pursuing a program of studies consisting of six compulsory courses and a thesis, or six compulsory courses, two elective courses and a major project/paper. Those who wish to include a thesis in their program must request approval from the Graduate Committee of the Faculty of Nursing.

Additional information concerning the procedure for theses and major papers may be obtained from the coordinator of graduate studies (see section titiled, The Master's Degree - Thesis or Major Paper).

3) Compulsory courses:

63-581. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
63-582. Advanced Statistics
63-583. Research Methods in Nursing
63-599. Clinical Judgment in Nursing

and either 63-592 and 63-594, or 63-596 and 63-597, depending on the selected area of focus.

4) Clinical Judgement in Nursing Practice will involve one term of full-time study in a setting selected in consultation with the student. Students will select individuals, families, groups, populations and/or communities in various health care facilities, and/or community settings, to develop their knowledge and skill for advanced nursing practice.

5) All candidates' programs are subject to approval by the graduate coordinator.

6) The minimum grade required in all graduate courses is B-. Any student who does not successfully complete a course may repeat it once at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The student may not repeat more than one course.

7) The maximum time limit for part-time is five years; full-time is 3 years.

9) Students of the Faculty of Nursing are required to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the "Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses, Standards for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship and the Ethical Framework for Nurses in Ontario" of the College of Nurses of Ontario, and "Explanation of Professional Misconduct" of the College of Nurses of Ontario," and the academic policies of the University of Windsor.
Failure of any Nursing student to conform to the principles of these documents may result in dismissal from any of the Faculty of Nursing's programs.

The Master's thesis committee is chosen in the manner described in the section titled, The Master's Degree - Program Requirements of this Graduate Calendar. The final examination will be conducted by the Master's committee.