Graduate programs

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Flexibility and opportunity set our graduate programs apart!

Master of Nursing

Nurses are busy people, and our Master of Nursing (MN) program is offered via distance learning, giving students the chance, and the time, to deepen and broaden their knowledge and competencies while in many cases balancing work and home life. 

In the Practicum option of our MN program, students have a unique opportunity to draw from real-life situations and identify issues that form the basis of a student project.

The Nurse Practitioner option prepares nurses at an advanced level to work as nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.

The Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner graduate diploma is an option for nurses who have already earned a master's degree and want to work as nurse practitioners.

All three options in the MN program are designed to prepare students in advanced practice nursing.

The advanced practitioner has a well-developed knowledge base, uses critical thinking and demonstrates advanced skills in all areas of nursing. Advanced nursing practice skills are developed through the testing of selected nursing interventions, implementation of research findings, and the analysis and critique of theoretical work that engages students in advanced study and nursing practice. These skills are also developed as students work with faculty on research projects covering many aspects of the profession, from administration to client care.

You can read about the eligibility criteria and application process.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing

In September 2013, Memorial's School of Nursing launched a PhD program. It's a full-time, on site program that aims to prepare the next generation of nurse researchers and scholars to take their places as leaders in nursing practice, education, research, administration, and policy.

Our next intake of doctoral students will be in September 2017, with applications due on January 31, 2017 for entry in September 2017. Read more about the PhD program