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Programs of Study

Programs of Study

The MN program is offered by three routes: (I) Thesis option - (Please note: Applications for the Thesis Option are not being accepted for Fall 2014); (II) Non-thesis option, and (III) Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family/All Ages) option.* Normally the programme will require two years to complete when taken on a full-time basis.

In addition to the MN degree programme, the School of Nursing also offers a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma.

In the non-thesis MN option, a consolidated practicum is required in one of the following five areas: advanced clinical practice, administration, research/ research utilization, health policy, or education. The practicum experience will provide the opportunity for integration and synthesis of philosophical perspectives, theories, research and skills that have been acquired in previous course work. The student will have the opportunity for application and further development of knowledge in the selected area of interest. This field experience which will normally consist of 300 hours will foster advanced practice competencies including: consultation, collaboration, research interpretation, utilization and conduct, professional leadership, change agent skills, and ethical decision making skills. (6 credit hours)

(I)Thesis Option

1. Candidates must complete an approved programme of study consisting of a minimum of 19 credit hours in graduate programme courses and a thesis.

Required Courses:

N6010 - Research in Nursing I- Quantitative Methods
N6011 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
N6100 - Research in Nursing II- Qualitative Methods
Either N6200 - Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions, and N6210 - Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
Or N6220 - Concepts for Population-based Nursing, and N6230. Interventions for Population-based Nursing
One nursing elective.

(II) Non-thesis Option

1. Candidates must complete an approved programme of study consisting of a minimum of 28 credit hours in graduate programme courses and 6 credit hours in a consolidated practicum.

Required Courses:

N6010 - Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
N6011 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
N6100 - Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
N6040 - Nursing Informatics
Either N6200. Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions and
N6210. Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
Or N6220. Concepts for Population-based Nursing
Three of the following courses:
N6020 - Programme Development in Nursing
N6031 - Education in Nursing
N6050 - Leadership in Nursing
N6060 - Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care

Other approved electives:

One of the following consolidated practicums:

N6610, 6611: Practicum in Advanced Clinical Practice
N6620, 6621: Practicum in Nursing Administration
N6630, 6631: Practicum in Nursing Research/Research Utilization
N6640, 6641: Practicum in Health Policy
N6650, 6651: Practicum in Nursing Education

The consolidated practicum will normally consist of 300 hours of field experience.

(III) Nurse Practitioner Option*

1. Candidates must complete an approved programme of study consisting of a minimum of 35 credit hours in graduate programme courses and an integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.

Required Courses:

N6010 - Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
N6011 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
N6100 - Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
N6020 - Program Development in Nursing
N6200 - Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions
N6210 - Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
N6701 - Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
N6703 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum
N6704 - Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
N6705 - Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
One of: N6800 to N6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses N690X - Advanced Clinical Practicum IV (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 500 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars).

Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma*

1. Candidates with a master's degree in nursing or an equivalent degree with a nursing focus must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 14 credit hours in graduate programme courses and integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 15 credit hours.

Required Courses:

N6701 - Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
N6703 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum
N6704 - Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
N6705 - Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
One of: N6800 to N6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses
N690X - Advanced Clinical Practicum II (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 500 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars).

2. Programmes for some candidates may exceed the above minimum requirements.

3. The programme for each candidate shall be approved by the dean on the recommendation of the director.

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