Nursing

Master of Nursing (MN)

Course-based program

Program overview

Our faculty’s mission is to advance nursing practice and promote health through research and learning. Through innovations in teaching approaches and through our programs of nursing research, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary transforms students into our next generation of health-care leaders.

This degree prepares nurses for advanced practice in focused areas such as direct clinical practice, education, or health policy and leadership, and is a perfect fit for RNs who already have an expert knowledge base and complex decision-making skills. Course-based students have a total of six years to complete the program. 

This course-based degree can be completed in combination with the course-based Master of Business Administration.

Completing this program

  • Courses: Topics include philosophical and theoretical knowledge, evidence-informed nursing, quantitative and qualitative research and others.

  • Comprehensive Exam: Students are required to pass written and oral exams tailored to the student's specialization.

Outcomes

Healthcare, community health, advanced practice nursing, pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, acute care, ICU, oncology, palliative care, maternal/child health, NICU, pulmonary care, clinical simulation, nursing research, nursing education, critical incident stress, health policy, spiritual care.

A course-based master’s degree in nursing is usually considered a final degree.

Classroom delivery

Time commitment

Three years full-time; six years maximum  

Supervisor

A supervisor is required, but is not required prior to the start of the program

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.


Supervisors

Learn about faculty available to supervise this degree.
Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.


  1. Karen Benzies

    Karen Benzies

    Accepting Inquiries
    Parent-Child Relationships, Early Childhood Development, Family Integrated Care, Welcome to Parenthood
  2. Eloise Carr

    Eloise Carr

    Accepting Inquiries
    Patient experience of pain, Patient and professional education in pain, Organizational aspects, Human and animal pain interactio - the HAPI project
  3. Añiela dela Cruz

    Añiela dela Cruz

    Accepting Inquiries
    HIV Cascade of Care; Vulnerable Populations; Population Health Promotion; Social Determinants of Health
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    Tam Truong Donnelly

    Accepting Inquiries
  5. Andrew Estefan

    Andrew Estefan

    Accepting Inquiries
    Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing, Gender, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Narrative Inquiry
  6. Kathryn King-Shier

    Kathryn King-Shier

    Accepting Inquiries
    cardiovascular health, ethno-culture, gender, access to care, secondary prevention
  7. Catherine Laing

    Catherine Laing

    Accepting Inquiries
    Pediatric and adolescent oncology; psychosocial oncology
  8. Nicole Letourneau

    Nicole Letourneau

    Accepting Inquiries
  9. Candace Lind

    Candace Lind

    Accepting Inquiries
    Adolescent/youth health promotion
  10. Graham McCaffrey

    Graham McCaffrey

    Accepting Inquiries
    Mental health; humanities; hermeneutic research

Admission Requirements


GPA

A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

Registered nurse holding CPR certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or 'C' level. A four-year baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing, along with:

  • One undergraduate course in research methodology
  • One undergraduate course in statistics

Documents

  • Statement of intent
  • Evidence of active nursing registration in Alberta through CARNA—College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
  • A security/police clearance letter

Interviews

Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if requested by the faculty.

Work samples

None

Reference letter

Two

Test scores

None


English language proficiency

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 7.0 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 83, or higher
  • PTE score of 68, or higher (Academic version)
  • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of B,B,B (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency)

Deadlines

For admission on September 1

Canadians and permanent residents: 

  • Dec. 1 application deadline (early admission)
  • Feb. 1 application deadline

International students:

  • Dec. 1 application deadline (early admission)
  • Feb. 1 application deadline

For admission on January 1

Canadians and permanent residents: 

  • Sept. 15 application deadline

International students:

  • Sept. 15 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Nursing Graduate Programs

Faculty of Nursing, Professional Faculties, Room 2279
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, ABT 2N 1N4
403.220.6241

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

Visit the departmental website

Faculty of Nursing

Professional Faculties, Room 1238
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
403.220.4636

Visit the Faculty of Nursing website



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