Master of Nursing Course-based (MN)

Master of Nursing programs prepare nurses for advanced practice in focused areas that may include direct clinical practice, education or health policy/leadership. This includes increased prevalence of chronic illness, an aging population, workforce demands and a shortage of prepared faculty members in academia. Graduates will contribute to the transfer of new knowledge and skills to improve patient outcomes and develop strengthened leadership capacity to expand and evaluate practice.

Course-based students have a total of six years to complete the program.

 

Application Deadline

Supporting documentation must be received by the deadline for applications to be considered complete and available for Faculty review.

Important Notes on Admission

Applicants who are interested in the graduate programs with the Faculty of Nursing should contact the Graduate Programs Office prior to applying. In particular, we encourage international applicants to reach out to learn more. Please email nursgrad@ucalgary.ca

 

Academic Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Faculty of Nursing requires that an applicant must:

  • For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English submit a minimum:
    • TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test);
    • IELTS score of 7.0;
    • PTE score of 68;
    • CAEL overall score of 70 (no less than 70 on reading and writing sections).
    • This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate with a minimum grade of "A-" in writing courses.
  • Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if required by the Faculty of Nursing

Required Courses

Successful completion of:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice I (12 units) (prior to admission to MN program)
  2. Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Practice II (12 units) (prior to admission to MN program)
  3. Plus successful completion of the following core courses (12 units)
    • NURS 683 Qualitative Designs and Analysis (3 units)
    • NURS 630 Quantitative Research and Statistics (3 units)
    • NURS 632 Writing Proposals for the Nursing Profession (3 units)
    • NURS 660 Cultivating Personal Leadership (3 units) OR
    • NURS 635 Implementation Science for Health Professions (3 units) (only if previously completed the NURS 660 Cultivating Personal Leadership in the graduate certificate program)

                 ***Fall 2021 Application is now open. 

 

Need help understanding the difference between Master of Nursing thesis-based & course-based degrees? Visit Faculty of Graduate Studies - Understanding graduate studies

 

 

Still have questions? Contact the Graduate Programs Office