Master of Nursing Program

The Master of Nursing (MN) program was established in 1975. Curriculum revisions that will be introduced in Fall 2021 will ensure that our graduates continue to be positioned to influence and lead in evolving health systems. The program reflects health care trends and draws on the strengths of our outstanding academic faculty members. These curriculum changes are currently undergoing University approval, and detailed course descriptions will be available in January 2021.

The MN program cultivates knowledge and skills that support learners to probe meaningful experiences in their professional lives and to analyze critical issues in health systems. Coursework exposes students to diverse schools of thought and scholarship; complex health system influences on nursing practice and health outcomes; approaches to knowledge development, synthesis, and translation; and using nursing knowledge to improve healthcare delivery, promote health, and reduce health inequity. In the process, learners are empowered to find their own voice, articulate well-informed perspectives to diverse audiences, and actively shape the systems in which they participate and lead.

MN programming offers flexibility and choice to students:

  • Face-to-face and online study options
  • Part-time or full-time study
  • Day-time and evening timetabling
  • Thesis or course-based program formats
  • Select one advanced focus of study (Education, Leadership, Research, or Clinical-NP)

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity

The Faculty of Nursing is committed to our 2020 Strategic Plan on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity.

Our graduates are leaders with potential to contribute to creation of health care contexts where there are equitable access and representation of diverse peoples, and meaningful engagement and participation of socially diverse peoples. The curriculum creates opportunities to demonstrate action on commitments to advance social equity and the spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities.

Attention to issues of reconciliation, power, culture, diversity, and equity is emphasized in several courses.