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Program Choices

Memorial University's master of nursing (MN) program offers flexibility and provides opportunity for you to choose components of the program that best complement your areas of interest and career goals.

The program includes:

  • Choice of route: i) thesis - (Please note: Applications for the Thesis Option are not being accepted for Fall 2014); ii) non-thesis (practicum); or iii) nurse practitioner.*
  • Choice of clinical concentration:
    i) nursing care of individuals and families, or ii) population-based nursing.
  • Choice of electives: Five electives are available including courses in nursing informatics, program development, education in nursing, leadership in nursing, and policy and politics in nursing and healthcare.
  • Choice of practicum: In the non-thesis-route, choose one of the following areas for a consolidated practicum experience:
    (i) advanced clinical practice,
    (ii) administration,
    (iii) research/research utilization,
    (iv) health policy, or
    (v) education.

For the thesis or non-thesis(practicum) options, you must complete the following core courses:

NURSING 6010 Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods
NURSING 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURSING 6100 Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods

Two courses in an area of clinical concentration:

Either

NURSING 6200 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions, and NURSING 6210 Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families

Or

NURSING 6220 Concepts for Population-based Nursing
NURSING 6230 Interventions for Population-based Nursing

For the Nurse Practitioner Option*, you must complete:

Nursing 6010 Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods
Nursing 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
Nursing 6020 Program Development in Nursing
Nursing 6100 Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
Nursing 6200 Nursing Individuals and Families Though Life Transitions
Nursing 6210 Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
Nursing 6701 Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
Nursing 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I
Nursing 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
Nursing 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
Nursing 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum IV

AND EITHER

Nursing 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Practicum III

OR

Nursing 6802 Family/All Ages Advanced Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Practicum III

We also offer a Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Diploma

For the Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma*, you must complete:

Nursing 6701 Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
Nursing 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I
Nursing 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
Nursing 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
Nursing 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum IV

AND EITHER

Nursing 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Practicum III

OR

Nursing 6802 Family/All Ages Advanced Clinical Decision Making and Clinical Practicum III

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