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Master of Science Nursing Specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies

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.

The department offers a collaborative program in Feminist and Gender Studies at the master's level.

Other Graduate Programs Offered Within Nursing

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

Program Learning Outcome – MScN program

Depth and breadth of Knowledge
  • Integrate and critique a broad range of literature in nursing and other disciplines.
  • Identify and appraise key debates and philosophies relevant to nursing.
  • Comprehensively and critically review the literature associated with their research topic.
  • Articulate the broader implications of their research within and beyond particular contexts of nursing and health.
Research and scholarships
  • Evaluate the strengths and limitations of a range of various quantitative, qualitative, and synthesis research approaches in relation to their research and to the discipline of Nursing.
  • Design and conduct original research according to standards (e.g., ethics, reporting guidelines) and quality required to satisfy the peer review.
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior consistent with academic integrity and the responsible conduct of research.
Level of application of knowledge
  • Contribute new ideas, theories, skills, techniques, tools, and/or practices to nursing and relevant disciplines.
  • Synthesize and integrate findings from research into scholarly activities.
  • Demonstrate teaching and learning strategies.
Professional capacity/autonomy
  • Engage and collaborate with academic and professional organizations related to their field of scholarship.
  • Demonstrate leadership within their chosen field of healthcare.
  • Model/facilitate the development of scholarship in novice and developing practitioners (inside and outside of the field).
Level of communications skills
  • Communicate complex ideas, issues, arguments, and research findings clearly and effectively in both oral and written formats in a manner that is accessible and appropriate to a variety of audiences.
  • Debate various types of knowledge and application of methods within nursing and other relevant disciplines.
  • Disseminate findings to advance Nursing scholarship.
Awareness of limits of knowledge
  • Recognize the limitations of one’s own work and discipline, of the complexity of knowledge, and of the potential contributions of other interpretations, methods, and disciplines.
  • Recognize when and how to seek opportunities to collaborate with others to build knowledge.

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.


On-campus or distance*

Full-time or Part-time

  • English or French
  • Thesis option only
  • (6 full-time terms; 24 consecutive months)
  • *distance is synchronous

List of courses


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