Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2014/2015)
21.4 Programs of Study

There are two routes offered that lead to a Master of Nursing Degree, the Practicum Option and the 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 Master’s Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma.

21.4.1 Practicum Option
  1. Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 21 credit hours in graduate program courses and 6 credit hours in a consolidated practicum.

    • Required courses:
    • 6010 Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
    • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
    • 6100 Research in Nursing: Qualitative Methods
    • 6221 Population-based Nursing (equivalent to N6220 and N6230)
    • 6240 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions (equivalent to N6200 and N6210)
    • 6250 Foundations for Advanced Nursing Practice
    • One of the following courses:
    • 6020 Program Development in Nursing
    • 6031 Education in Nursing
    • The following consolidated practicum courses:
    • 6660 MN Practicum I
    • 6661 MN Practicum II
  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.

21.4.2 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: Quantitative Methods
    • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
    • 6020 Program Development in Nursing
    • 6100 Research in Nursing: Qualitative Methods
    • 6221 Population-Based Nursing (equivalent to 6220 and 6230)
    • 6240 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions (equivalent to 6200 and 6210)
    • 6251 Writing Skills for Nurse Practitioners (1 credit hour) (Students who have transferred from the practicum option and have credit for 6250 Foundations for Nursing Practice will have this course waived)
    • 6701 Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development (2 credit hours)
    • 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I (4 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.

21.4.3 Post Master's 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 17 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
    • 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.