Why Nursing @ Memorial?
Memorial University offers exciting Nursing programs for students who wish to continue their nursing education. Graduate students engage in advanced study of nursing, and work with faculty on research or clinical projects covering many aspects of the profession from education to client care.
Description of programs
- MN – The MN program has three options: 1) Thesis; 2) Practicum (course based); and 3) Nurse Practitioner (NP) with two streams – Family/All Ages, which is primary health care focused, and Adult, which is acute care speciality focused. All program options are designed to prepare students in advanced practice in nursing. The advanced practitioner has a well developed knowledge base, uses critical thinking and demonstrates advanced skills in an area of nursing. Advanced nursing practice skills are developed through the testing of selected nursing interventions, the implementation of research findings, and the analysis and critique of theoretical work. The role of the NP in advanced nursing practice is grounded in knowledge of theory and expanded practice skills in areas of advanced clinical decision-making, research, consultation/collaboration, and leadership. Nurse Practitioners have advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in health assessment, diagnosis, and health care management of common and complex conditions. The purpose of the Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) program is to prepare nurses at an advanced level to practice as nurse practitioners in a variety of practice settings.
- Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma – This diploma is designed for Master of Nursing graduates who wish to pursue nurse practitioner preparation for the role of the NP.
- PhD – The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing is offered in areas reflective of the strength and expertise of current faculty members in the School of Nursing. All candidates will be required to attend as full-time students during the first six semesters (two academic years) of the program. Program curriculum consists of six courses, two internships, graduate seminars, and a dissertation.
Find a faculty supervisor
Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the School of Nursing website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with. MN students are assigned an advisor and the supervisor is appointed for the thesis or final practicum.
Minimum admission requirements
- Graduate diploma – Master’s degree in Nursing or an equivalent degree with a nursing focus; two years of clinical nursing experience
- MN – Bachelor's degree (minimum ‘B’ standing) in Nursing; a nursing research course; a statistics course completed in past five years; license to practice nursing in jurisdiction and minimum of one year of nursing practice experience for thesis and practicum option, and two years of nursing experience for the NP option. An additional requirement for the NP option is a letter from an agency guaranteeing the applicant a clinical placement for the final semester of the program and a preceptor for this experience.
- PhD – Master’s degree in Nursing with a minimum GPA of 3.0; must be eligible to become a registered nurse in Newfoundland and Labrador
Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.
Graduate diploma, MN, PhDRoutes:
course, thesis, nurse practitionerDuration:
Graduate diploma, MN: 1-2 yearsApplication Deadline:
PhD: 4 years
February 15 (graduate diploma, MN) for Fall admission
March 31 (PhD) for Fall admissionFunding:
More funding informationTuition (Canadian students):
Graduate diploma: $323Tuition (International students):
Graduate diploma: $420
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