Graduate Programs and Admissions


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.

To accommodate your learning needs we offer all of our core courses in the MN and PhD programs through distance and on-campus delivery; many of these are scheduled in the evening. Our programs have been designed to increase your competitiveness in today’s workforce and to advance nursing practice.


May 26, 2021

This is a busy time of year for awards, and there are 3 main pockets of funding that we can confirm will be adjudicated or distributed by the end of June.
1. $50,000 is provided by FGSR for entrance awards and completion awards to be distributed by the Faculty of Nursing. This is the only source of funding that we have for entrance awards to be offered to support new incoming graduate students, and we are unable to offer completion awards as announced in the FGSR description of these awards.
2. $115,000 (25 awards) will be adjudicated next week by FoN Awards Committee for current and incoming graduate students. Funds for these awards come from revenues earned from endowed donations. Students were recently invited to put forward applications for these awards (closing submission date was May 19).
3.  Another call will go out shortly for FGSR Interdepartmental awards (~20 awards).  Awards committee selects a nominee from the Faculty of Nursing for a campus-wide award competition, and these nominations will be adjudicated by the FoN Awards committee later in June.
4.  Finally, we are awaiting notification of competition dates for FGSR Department-specific awards for nursing graduate students. There are approximately 25 awards (ranging from $1000 - $13,000). These are also adjudicated by the FoN Awards Committee. These awards are open to new incoming and continuing students. FGSR also sends notifications of upcoming awards to graduate students, and the Nursing Graduate Office also communicates timelines for submissions for those awards which we adjudicate by email to all graduate students. This information is also posted on the Graduate Student Blog

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