The goal of the master's program is to educate enrolled nurses for an advanced practice role and/or doctoral studies. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership roles in improving the quality of nursing care in various health care settings. The program provides rigorous academic preparation based on theory and research to address health-related phenomena experienced by individuals, families, groups, aggregates and communities. All students enrolled must have a license to practice in the province or territory where they are living in Canada during the MScN program.
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Do you want to specialize?
There are three ways to ‘specialize’ in the Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program.
- Apply for the collaborative program titled the .
- Apply for the combined program titled the (only offered on campus with no distance option)
- During the MScN program you can complete micro-credential programs:
- For the clinical project option, you need to take three electives (total 9 units). These electives can be taken in nursing or combined within one of the following micro-credential programs. We encourage you to sign up for the micro-credential program when you consider the electives you plan to take.
- Admission requirements:
Program learning outcomes
Depth and breadth of knowledge
- Evaluate and critique theories and concepts related to nursing.
- Analyze complex problems in nursing.
- Synthesize and critique the literature pertaining to a domain of practice or research.
Research and scholarships
- Understand research techniques for creating and interpreting nursing.
- Adopt an ethical approach in the thesis or clinical project.
Level of application of knowledge
- Make a contribution to an area of practice or research in nursing.
- Demonstrate knowledge and competencies of an advanced practice nurse.
- Demonstrate a sense of initiative and professional responsibility and ethics in nursing practice and research.
- Take necessary measures to ensure continuous professional development.
Level of communications skills
- Communicate clear ideas, problems, and conclusions about issues in nursing practice and research.
- Disseminate results of a clinical project or research publications, conferences, and/or practice environment.
Awareness of limits of knowledge
- Evaluate and discuss different perspectives in relation to questions or problems in nursing.
Aware of own limitations and seeks guidance from other students and professors to make progress in their studies.