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Nursing (MN)

THE MASTER OF NURSING DEGREE - Advanced Clinical and Nursing Leadership fields

Admission Requirements

1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies 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 competence as registered nurses in 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 January 15 (or until seats have been filled).

9) An interview may be required.

Program Requirements

It should be noted that the two areas of concentration: Advanced Clinical and Nursing Leadership are the same as the M.Sc. program.

Total courses: Ten (10) courses

Major requirements: Students in the course-based master's (MN) must take the same six (6) compulsory courses required of students in the Master of Science Program (MSc):

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 (Health of Individuals Families and Groups) and 63-594 (Community and Population Health) .

or 63-596 ( Theoretical Foundation of Nursing Leadership) and 63-598 (Innovations in Nursing Leadership) .

Other requirements: Students are required to take four elective courses, at least two of which must be nursing. Nursing electives may be selected from any of the following six existing elective nursing courses:

63-570. Counselling Process in Nursing
63-572. Women and Health
63-574. Organizational and Management Theories Relevant to Health
Care Organizations
63-576. Management of Resources in Nursing
63-578. Seminar in Current Nursing Issues
63-580. Selected Readings in Nursing

Two graduate course electives from other disciplines.

Course Sequencing


Fall Semester

63-581. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
63-583. Research Methods In Nursing

Winter Semester

63-582. Advanced Statistics
63-592. Health of Individuals, Families and Groups
63-596. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Leadership

Summer Semester

Nursing/Open Elective(s)


Fall Semester

Nursing/Open Elective
63-594. Community and Population Health
63-598. Innovations in Nursing Leadership

Winter Semester

63-599. Clinical Judgment in Nursing Practice

Summer Semester

Nursing/Open Elective(s)