Graduate Programs and Admissions

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Participating in one of our graduate programs will position you as an innovative and expert nurse leader who is ready to advance professional nursing roles in diverse and complex contexts. Your graduate studies will build knowledge and skills that enable you to identify and explore important questions and issues in nursing practice and health systems, inquire systematically as you gather and generate knowledge, and articulate findings to diverse audiences. You will consider important questions relevant to your workplace, your current and future roles, health outcomes, and health system transformation. Whether your career aspirations are related to research, education, leadership, or clinical practice, your graduate studies will prepare you for current and emerging nursing roles.


In celebration of our recent rankings, 1st in Canada and top 10 globally ( QS Global Rankings by Subject ), we are pleased to offer our incoming September 2023 cohort of PhD students a funding guarantee of $15,000 for the first year of study. 

Eligible students must register in at least 17 course credits for the first year of their program (i.e. 5 three-credit courses plus 2 one-credit Doctoral Community of Inquiry courses).

Our doctoral students are prepared to be the change agents of tomorrow by discovering innovative solutions to complex problems to improve nursing practice and science. Are you ready to re-energize your nursing career? Learn more about our doctoral program and become the next generation of nursing researchers and leaders.

International students must secure a study visa, establish residency, and have a S.I.N./bank account in Canada to qualify for this funding.