|Field of Study:||Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
|Description:||The Master of Science in Nursing is an advanced nursing practice degree that is theory-based to prepare graduates to become autonomous practitioners, collaborators, nurse researchers, leaders, educators, change agents and role models. Graduates of the academic stream will work in a variety of health care settings as clinical nurse specialists, educators, administrators and researchers, and will work with diverse populations across all age groups.
Internal approval to launch two new degrees in advanced nursing practice at UNBC has occurred. These two streams to the Master’s degree program are:
1. Family Nurse Practitioner (MScN: FNP)
2. Academic Master’s or Master of Science in Nursing (MScN)
These two streams share five core courses in common. These five core nursing courses are built on undergraduate disciplinary learning and focus on community and program development and evaluation; engaging in debates influencing health care policy; applying research and undertaking evidence-based practice; promoting the health of Indigenous Peoples; and developing nursing knowledge in relation to advanced practice nursing in northern BC. Students taking the academic MScN will then complete three additional courses and a thesis or major project. Students taking the FNP stream will complete four clinical courses and three practicum/internship experiences.