Graduate programs

We offer several graduate-level programs here at the Faculty of Nursing. The following is a brief
synopsis of each:

Master of Nursing

Our Master of Nursing program is offered via distance learning, providing students with the opportunity to deepen and broaden their knowledge and competencies while in many cases balancing work and home life. 

In the Practicum option of our MN program, students have a unique opportunity to draw from real-life situations and identify issues that form the basis of a student project.

The Nurse Practitioner option prepares nurses at an advanced level to work as nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.

The Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner graduate diploma is an option for nurses who have already earned a master's degree and want to work as nurse practitioners.

All three options in the MN program are designed to prepare students in advanced nursing practice.

The advanced practitioner has a well-developed knowledge base, uses critical thinking, works collaboratively, communicates effectively and demonstrates leadership in nursing. Advanced nursing practice is developed through the analysis and critique of theoretical work, through critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence from research and a variety of other sources, and through application of knowledge and skills to nursing practice.

You can read about the eligibility criteria and application process.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing

In September 2013, Memorial's Faculty of Nursing (formerly School of Nursing) launched a PhD program. It's a full-time, on site program that aims to prepare the next generation of nurse researchers and scholars to take their places as leaders in nursing practice, education, research, administration, and policy.

Our next intake of doctoral students will be in September 2021, with applications due on January 31, 2021 for entry in September 2021. Read more about the PhD program.


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