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Master of Science Nursing (MScN)

Program Description

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.

Other Graduate Programs Offered Within Nursing

  • Diploma Primary Health Care for Nurse Practitioners (PHCNP)
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing Specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies
  • Doctorate in Philosophy Nursing
  • Fast-Track from the MScN Program to the PhD program

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 contribution to an area of practice or research in nursing
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competencies of an advanced practice nurse.
Professional capacity/autonomy
  • 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 clearly the 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.

Fees and Funding

Program fees: The estimated amount for university fees associated with this program are available under the section Finance your studies. To learn about possibilities for financing your graduate studies, consult the Awards and financial support section.



Full-time or Part-time

English or French

Program option (expected duration of the program):

with coursework (3 full-time terms; 12 months)


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Questions on admissions? Contact the graduate office at the School of Nursing.

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