Examinations

All graduate degree programs in the Faculty of Nursing require a final oral examination, including the course-based programs. The student’s supervisor is responsible for making the arrangements for the examination.

PhD Candidacy

Doctoral students must have their research proposals approved in principle by their supervisory committee prior to candidacy. Students must receive formal approval of their research proposals from the supervisory committee before proceeding to ethical review and implementation of the project.

The doctoral candidacy examination has a written and an oral component.

View Faculty of Nursing Candidacy Regulations

PhD Final

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations for thesis examinations, the program requires:

Scheduling of the Examination 
All members of the Supervisory Committee must have reviewed the student's draft thesis document before an examination can be scheduled.

The examination committee will consist of a) the supervisory committee, b) an internal examiner: a member of the University of Calgary academic staff whom programs may require to be external to the program, and c) an external examiner from outside of UCalgary.

The final thesis examination is open.

View Guidelines for Manuscript-based Thesis

MN Course-based

The final oral examination for MN course-based students is a presentation/oral defense of the student’s scholarly project.

The exam will be scheduled by the student’s supervisor after the student has completed all coursework and has received the final grade for Nursing 634.

Master's Project Manual (For Faculty Supervisors and Students)

MN-course based Project Oral Examination Guidelines

MN Thesis

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations for thesis examinations, the program requires:

Scheduling of the Examination 
All members of the Supervisory Committee must have reviewed the student's draft thesis document before an examination can be scheduled.

Composition of the Committee 
The Internal Examiner may be internal to the home program.

The final thesis examination is open.

View Guidelines for Manuscript-based Thesis

MNNP

For the Nurse Practitioner component of the integrated MN/NP, all courses, with the exception of Nursing 650, must be completed prior to the MN comprehensive examination. 

The final exam in the MN/NP and the PMNP includes an experiential practice component and an oral examination.