MN Program of Study

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).

The MN 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:

  • 6010 Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
  • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • 6012 Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • 6100 Research in Nursing: Qualitative Methods
  • 6221 Population-based Nursing
  • 6240 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions
  • 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 1 
  • 6661 MN Practicum 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.

 

The MN program: Nurse Practitioner option

Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 37 credit hours in graduate program courses and an integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.  Please note that while students will be given the opportunity to request their clinical placements in particular locations, they may be assigned to any participating site within Newfoundland and Labrador. Accommodations, travel expenses, and other costs related to the clinical placement are the responsibility of the student.

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:

  • 6010 Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
  • 6011 Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • 6012 Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • 6100 Research in Nursing: Qualitative Methods
  • 6221 Population-Based Nursing
  • 6240 Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions
  • 6251 Writing Skills for Nurse Practitioners  
  • 6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum I (Students are required to come on campus for one week during this course).
  • 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 (Students are required to come on campus for one week during this course). 
  • 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
  • 6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
  • 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum 4 (12 credit hours) Note: This course (the integrated practice component) will normally consist of a minimum of 400 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars. Students are also required to come on campus for one week. 

One of the following courses:

  • 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours)
  • 6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making (4 credit hours)

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.

Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma:

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 18 credit hours in graduate program courses and integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.  Please note that while students will be given the opportunity to request their clinical placements in particular locations they may be assigned to any participating site within Newfoundland and Labrador. Accommodations, travel expenses, and other costs related to the clinical placement are the responsibility of the student.

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 (Students are required to come on campus for one week during this course). 
  • 6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 (Students are required to come on campus for one week during this course). 
  • 6705 Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
  • 6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
  • 690X Advanced Clinical Practicum 4 Note: This course (the integrated practice component) will normally consist of a minimum of 400 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars. Students are also required to come on campus for one week.

One of the following courses:

  • 6800 Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making 3 (4 credit hours)
  • 6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making 3 (4 credit hours)

Programs for some candidates may exceed the above minimum requirements. 

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.

 

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