Admission Requirements

The degree of doctor of philosophy (PhD) is offered in nursing in areas reflective of the strength and expertise of current faculty members in the Faculty of Nursing. All candidates will be required to attend as full-time students during the first six semesters (two academic years) of the program.

The following regulations must be read in conjunction with the general regulations of the School of Graduate Studies.

Qualifications for Admission:

  1. Admission to the program is limited and competitive.  

  2. To be considered for admission an applicant must normally hold a Master of Nursing degree or equivalent from a recognized university and have a strong academic record, with a minimum GPA of 3.4 on a scale of 4.

  3. Applicants must have completed either a graduate level course(s) in research that included both qualitative and quantitative approaches with some advanced statistical analysis in the quantitative work, or a graduate level statistics course.

  4. Applicants must hold an active practicing license from the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador or must be currently registered as a practicing nurse in another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants from other countries who do not meet the above criteria will be assessed on an individual basis and must submit proof of registration as a practicing nurse (or an equivalency) from their country or jurisdiction.

  5. Applicants must submit a statement about research focus that is compatible with expertise within the current faculty of the Faculty of Nursing. 




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