Graduate Programs and Admissions

Post MN

For those who wish to be eligible for entry-to-practice as a Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family/All Ages) and did not complete the required courses while in the MN program. 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 program to qualify for rostering with CARNA as a NP. We offer one intake per academic year (Winter).

Successful applicants will be required to complete the following core courses:

  • For Adult: NURS 507, 509, 510, 570,and 580
  • For Family / All Ages: NURS 507, 509, 515, 575 and 585

Students are expected to take clinical courses in sequence and without interruption.

Upon completion of the Post Master's program 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 4500 hours of registered nursing practice, appropriate to the program category (i.e. Adult of Family/All Ages), prior to entering the program and an undergraduate level Health History and Physical Assessment course with a mark of B within the past 6 years. Students will be tested on physical assessment skills at the beginning of NURS 510 or NURS 515.

Post MN applicants must submit the following:

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.