University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Nursing (MSc)

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:The goal of the master's program is to educate registered nurses for an advanced practice role and/or doctoral studies. Graduates of the program are prepared to assume leadership roles in improving the quality of nursing care in various health care settings. The program provides rigorous academic preparation based on theory and research to address health-related phenomena experienced by individuals, families, groups, aggregates and communities.

The master's program is offered in English and French with a thesis option or a clinical option (course based) and on a full-time or part-time basis. It may be combined with the Diploma in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. In accordance with the University of Ottawa policy, students can write exams, course assignments and the thesis in either language.
URL:Nursing (MSc) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Candidates for the Master of Science in Nursing will be considered for admission under the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Applicants must meet the following requirements: have completed a baccalaureate in nursing (equivalent to the degree offered by the University of Ottawa) with an average of at least 70% (B) average and have successfully completed an introductory statistics course (or equivalent) within the last six years. This course must be completed prior to commencing the program or, if not, during the first session in the program. A current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario or equivalent from another province is required. The equivalent of two years of recent nursing practice as a registered nurse, preferably in the chosen area of concentration, is strongly recommended.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Letter of Intent : Narrative Statement

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 18, 2018