For those who wish to be eligible for entry-to-practice as a Nurse Practitioner (Neonate) and did not complete the required courses while in the MN program. Those wanting the Family All Ages and Adult/Older Adult will be entering the revised program starting Winter 2021. For more information please see the Changes to the MN NP (Clinical Focus) webpage.
Please contact the department before completing an application.
Graduates of the Master of Nursing program at the University of Alberta (or its equivalent) may apply for admission to the post-Master's to qualify for rostering with CARNA as a NP. We offer one intake per academic year (Winter).
Successful applicants for the neonate program will be required to complete the following core courses: NURS 520, 522, 525, 572, and 582.
Students are expected to take clinical courses in sequence and without interruption.
Upon completion of the Post Master's requirements, students will receive official confirmation from the Faculty of Nursing.
Post-MN applicants who desire to become eligible for entry-to-practice as a Nurse Practitioner require 4,500 hours of registered nursing practice, appropriate to the program category (i.e. Adult, Family/All Ages, or Neonate), prior to entering the program and an undergraduate level Health History and Physical Assessment course with a mark of B within the past six years. Students will be tested on physical assessment skills at the beginning of NURS 520.
Post MN applicants must submit the following:
*Currently there is not a Special Graduate Student application available. Please submit a MN application with a note stating the intention to apply to the Post MN program. You are only required to submit the documents listed above.
For further information about becoming a Special Graduate Student, please visit the FGSR website.
The Associate Dean, Graduate Studies, Faculty of Nursing, reviews the application documents and approves the admission. The student will be permitted to commence coursework as a Special Graduate Student pending availability of space in the requested class.
Students intending to apply to CARNA for Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensure at the completion of their MN program, must check the CARNA website for information on deadlines.
For further detailed information on Graduate Programs, student and University responsibilities, registration requirements and Committees and Examinations guidelines, please see the FGSR Graduate Manual.