SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF NURSING

Associate Professor and Director C. Orchard

Associate Professor and Associate Director S. LeFort

PROGRAMME

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

REGISTRATION

PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

EVALUATION

THESIS

COURSES


A) PROGRAMME

1. The responsibility for the administration of all graduate programmes shall reside with the Dean of Graduate Studies.

2. Applicants for the programme shall be required to apply for admission to the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and shall be expected to follow the regulations, policies and practices required of the School. Deadline for receipt of applications should be no later than December 31. If space is available, students who apply after the deadline date may be accepted.

B) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

1. Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in nursing, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University and a knowledge of nursing satisfactory to the School of Nursing.

2. Admission to the programme is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission, the applicant must have maintained at least a grade B standing in the baccalaureate programme.

3. Applicants are also required to have a minimum of one year's experience in nursing practice, and to have completed an undergraduate nursing research course, and a statistics course such as Statistics 2500 or Education 2900 or their equivalents.

4. Applicants must hold a practising licence from the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador or must be currently registered as a practising nurse in another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants from other countries who do not meet the above criteria will be assessed on an individual basis. However, they must submit proof of registration as a practising nurse (or an equivalency) from their country or jurisdiction.

5. Only in exceptional circumstances and only on the recommendation of the School of Nursing shall the Dean of Graduate Studies consider applicants who do not meet admission requirements listed above.

C) REGISTRATION

See School of Graduate Studies General Regulation C) REGISTRATION.

D) PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

There are two routes offered: (I) Thesis option and (II) Non-thesis option.

Normally the programme will require two years to complete when taken on a full-time basis.

(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 1: 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.

2. Candidates shall submit a thesis on an approved subject in which systematic research has been conducted under the direction of a Supervisor recommended by the Director and approved by the Dean.

3. The programme of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean on the recommendation of the Director.

(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 1: 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, and
N6230. Interventions 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.

2. The programme of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean on the recommendation of the Director.

E) EVALUATION

1. In order to continue in graduate studies and in order to qualify for a Master's degree, a candidate shall obtain an A or B grade in each programme course.

2. If the candidate is in the Non-thesis Option, the candidate must obtain a Pass grade for the practicum component of the programme.

3. When the Director of the School of Nursing has determined on the basis of consultation with the candidate, the Associate Director, Graduate Programme and Research, and the thesis or practicum Supervisor, that a candidate has fallen below a satisfactory level, the Director may recommend to the Dean that such a candidate be required to withdraw from the programme.

4. To remain in good standing candidates are required to maintain professional behaviour consistent with the current Code of Ethics of the Canadian Nurses Association and, when applicable, the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. Candidates who fail to meet this requirement will be required to withdraw from the School of Nursing upon recommendation of the Graduate Studies Committee.

F) THESIS

See School of Graduate Studies General Regulation J) THESES AND REPORTS.

COURSES

A selection of the following graduate courses will be offered to meet the requirements of candidates as far as the resources of the School of Nursing will allow:

N6010. Research in Nursing 1: Quantitative Methods (4 credit hours)
N6011. Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 credit hours)
N6020. Programme Development in Nursing (3 credits hours) (Pre or co-requisite: N6010, N6011)
N6031. Education in Nursing (3 credit hours) (Not required by students who have completed N6030. Credit may not be obtained for both N6030 and N6031).
N6040. Nursing Informatics (3 credit hours)
N6050. Leadership in Nursing (3 credit hours)
N6060. Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care (3 credit hours)
N6100. Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods (3 credit hours)
N6200. Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions (3 credit hours). Prerequisites: N6010, N6011. Pre or co-requisite: N6100. (Not required by students who have completed N6400)
N6210. Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families (3 credit hours) Pre or co-requisite: N6200. (Not required by students who have completed N6400)
N6220. Concepts for Population-Based Nursing (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: N6010, N6011. (Not required by students who have completed N6410)
N6230. Interventions for Population-Based Nursing (3 credit hours) Pre or co-requisite: N6220. (Not required by students who have completed N6410)
N6310-6350.Special Topics in Nursing (electives).
N6501-10. Individual Readings and Research in Special Areas
N6610, 6611. Practicum in Advanced Clinical Practice (6 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All required and elective courses including N6020 and N6050)
N6620, 6621. Practicum in Nursing Administration (6 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All required and elective courses including N6050 and N6060)
N6630,6631. Practicum in Nursing Research/Research Utilization (6 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All required and elective courses including N6060)
N6640, 6641. Practicum in Health Policy (6 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All required and elective courses including N6050 and N6060)
N6650, 6651. Practicum in Nursing Education (6 credit hours) (Prerequisites: All required and elective courses including N6020 and N6031)


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