Program of Study

The 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 Theoretical Foundations of 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

The program of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing. In addition, students in the program are expected to maintain their practicing license and remain in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body throughout their graduate program.

The 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. 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 for N6703, N6704 and N690X 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 for Advanced Nursing Practice
6260 Knowledge Translation in Nursing
6703 Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum 1 (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
6705 Pharmacotheraphy and Therapeutics 
6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
690X Advanced Clinical Practicum 4 (includes 416 hours of clinical practicum)

The program of each candidate shall be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing. In addition, students in the program are expected to maintain their practicing license and remain in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body throughout their graduate program.

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 for N6703, N6704 and N690X 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 (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
6704 Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2 (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
6705 Pharmacotheraphy and Therapeutics 
6706 Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
6802 Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making (includes 104 hours of clinical practicum)
690X Advanced Clinical Practicum 4 (includes 416 hours of clinical practicum)

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 Faculty of Nursing. In addition, students in the program are expected to maintain their practicing license and remain in good standing with the appropriate regulatory body throughout their graduate program.

If you have questions about the MScN or Diploma programs, contact the Faculty of Nursing at gradnursing@mun.ca