SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES

REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF NURSING

Associate Professor and Director C. Orchard

Associate Professor and Associate Director S. Solberg

A) PROGRAMME

B) QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION

C) REGISTRATION

D) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

E) PERIOD OF STUDY

F) EVALUATION

G) THESIS OR REPORT

COURSES


A) PROGRAMME

1. The programme of every candidate is approved by the School of Graduate Studies, and the responsibility for the administration of the programme 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 by 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 shall have 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 Education 2900 or equivalent.

4.a) For the purpose of admission to the School of Nursing, a Registered Nurse is a Nurse who is currently registered in Newfoundland or eligible to register in Newfoundland.

b) It is required that students are licensed to practice nursing in Newfoundland at the time they take courses with clinical components.

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

C) REGISTRATION

1. Registration of students in the School of Graduate Studies shall take place at the times indicated in the University Diary.

2. No student is permitted to register until the application for admission has been accepted and the proposed programme approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

3. A student shall register for every semester including that in which the thesis is submitted. For the purpose of these regulations, a thesis has been submitted when it has been delivered to the Office of the Dean in the prescribed form.

D) PROGRAMME OF STUDY

1. To be eligible for the Master's degree, a student must complete an approved programme of study consisting of the following 24 credit hours in graduate programme courses:

- Theories in Nursing (N6011)
- Research in Nursing I (N6010) - Quantitative Methods
- Research in Nursing II (N6100) - Qualitative Methods
- Issues in Nursing (N6101)
- Advanced Practice in Nursing (N6400)
- One of N6401-6406, or N6410 (Not all are offered each year)
- Programme Development (N6020)
- One elective

2. Every candidate 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.

E) PERIOD OF STUDY

1. Normally the programme will require two years to complete.

2. The maximum time allowed for completion of the degree shall be seven years.

F) 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. 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 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.

G) THESIS OR REPORT

See 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:

6010. Research in Nursing I - Quantitative Methods
6011. Theories in Nursing
6020. Programme Development in Nursing Service and Nursing Education
6030. Teaching in Clinical Nursing
6100. Research in Nursing II - Qualitative Methods
6101. Issues in Nursing
6303. Culture, Health and Nursing
6304. Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness
6310-6350. Special Topics in Nursing (Electives)
6400. Advanced Practice in Nursing
6401. Advanced Practice in Mental Health Nursing
6402. Advanced Practice in Nursing Care of Children
6403. Advanced Practice in Nursing Care of Child Bearing Families
6404. Advanced Practice in Care of Adults
6405. Advanced Practice in Nursing Care of the Aged
6406. Advanced Practice in Community Health Nursing
6410. Advanced Practice in Nursing II
6501-10. Individual Readings and Research in Special Areas


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