Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2012/2013)
19.4 Programs of Study

There are three routes offered that lead to a Master of Nursing Degree: 1. Thesis option, 2. Non-thesis option, and 3. Nurse Practitioner option. Normally the program will require two years to complete when taken on a full-time basis.

In addition to the M.N. Degree program, the School of Nursing also offers a Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma.

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

    • Required courses:
    • 6010 Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods
    • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
    • 6100 Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
    • Either 6200 Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions, and N6210 Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families OR 6220 Concepts for Population-based Nursing, and 6230 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 Dean of the School of Nursing and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

  3. The program of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

19.4.2 Non-Thesis Option
  1. Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 28 credit hours in graduate program courses and 6 credit hours in a consolidated practicum.

    • Required courses:
    • 6010 Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods
    • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
    • 6100 Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
    • 6040 Nursing Informatics
    • Either 6200 Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions and 6210 Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
    • OR 6220 Concepts for Population-based Nursing, and 6230 Interventions for Population-based Nursing
    • Three of the following courses:
    • 6020 Program Development in Nursing
    • 6031 Education in Nursing
    • 6050 Leadership in Nursing
    • 6060 Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care
    • Other approved electives
    • One of the following consolidated practicums:
    • 6610, 6611 Practicum in Advanced Clinical Practice
    • 6620, 6621 Practicum in Nursing Administration
    • 6630, 6631 Practicum in Nursing Research/Research Utilization
    • 6640, 6641 Practicum in Health Policy
    • 6650, 6651 Practicum in Nursing Education
    • The consolidated practicum will normally consist of 300 hours of field experience.
  2. The program of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

19.4.3 Nurse Practitioner Option
  1. Candidates must complete an approved program of studies consisting of a minimum of 36 credit hours in graduate program courses and an integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.

    • Required courses:
    • 6010 Research in Nursing I: Quantitative Methods (4 credit hours)
    • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3 credit hours)
    • 6100 Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods (3 credit hours)
    • 6020 Program Development in Nursing (3 credit hours)
    • 6200 Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions (3 credit hours)
    • 6210 Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families (3 credit hours)
    • 6701 Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development (2 credit hours)
    • 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I (4 credit hours)
    • 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II (4 credit hours)
    • 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics (3 credit hours)
    • Either one of: 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours), 6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours) or, one of: 6803 to 6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses (4 credit hours)
    • 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum II (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 400 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars) (12 credit hours)
  2. The program of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.

19.4.4 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 21 credit hours in graduate program courses and integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.

    • Required courses:
    • 6701 Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development (2 credit hours)
    • 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I (4 credit hours)
    • 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II (4 credit hours)
    • 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics (3 credit hours)
    • Either one of: 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours), 6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours) or, one of: 6803 to 6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses (4 credit hours)
    • 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum II (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 400 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars) (12 credit hours)
  2. Programs for some candidates may exceed the above minimum requirements.

  3. The program for each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Nursing.