MScN Program of Study (Effective Fall 2020)

Recently, revisions have been made to the Master of Nursing program to better reflect the focus on leadership skills and on getting evidence into practice. A change in the name of the degree has also been approved with the curriculum changes. Students who complete the new curriculum will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) while students who complete the old curriculum will be awarded the degree of Master of Nursing (MN).

MScN Program: Practicum Option

Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 24 credit hours in graduate program courses and 6 credit hours in practicum courses. All courses are delivered online.

Required Courses:

6011 Philosophical and Theroretical Foundations in Nursing
6012 Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice
6013 Research Methods in Nursing
6221 Population-based Nursing
6240 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions
6250 Writing for Advanced Nursing Practice
6260 Knowledge Translation in Nursing
6270 Leading Change in Nursing 

The following consolidated practicum courses:

6660 Practicum 1
6661 Practicum 2                                                                                                                  

MScN Program: Nurse Practitioner Option

Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 36 credit hours in graduate program courses and an integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours. All courses are delivered online but students are required to come on campus 3 times throughout the program for labs, clinical skills practice, and testing. Each visit will be approximately 1 week. All costs associated with these visits (e.g., travel and accommodation) are the responsibility of the student.

Required Courses:

6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
6012 Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice
6013 Research Methods in Nursing
6221 Population-Based Nursing
6250 Writing Skills for Advanced Nursing Practice
6260 Knowledge Translation for Nursing 
6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I 
6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 
6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
690X Advanced Clinical Pracitcum 4 

One of the following courses:

6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making 
6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making 

Post-Master's Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma Program

Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 18 credit hours in graduate program courses and integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours. All courses are delivered online but students are required to come on campus 3 times throughout the program for labs, clinical skills practice, and testing. Each visit will be approximately 1 week. All costs associated with these visits (e.g., travel and accommodation) are the responsibility of the student.

Required Courses:

6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum 1 
6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 
6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
690X Advanced Clinical Practicum 4 

One of the following courses:

6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making 3
6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making 3 

Contact

Faculty of Nursing

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000