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Master of Nursing (MN)
PLEASE NOTE: This program is available as part of a Laddered Certificate Pathway. Admission to the program requires completion of the Advanced Nursing Practice I and II Graduate Certificates. If you are interested in applying for this program, please contact the Faculty of Nursing for more information.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission to this program is part of a Laddered Certificate Pathway.
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.
Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse holding a baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing, along with:
Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if requested by the faculty.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1
Canadians and permanent residents: