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Nursing, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Alberta was established in 1975. In 2007, it was revised to ensure graduates are well prepared to assume advanced practice roles.


Course planning has taken into account: the complexity of the health care environment; an aging population; increasing prevalence of chronic diseases; health workforce demands; advances in the pedagogical process; and changes in the regulatory environment. 

The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Alberta is pleased to administer many scholarships, bursaries and research and teaching assistantships to Master of Nursing students. These funding opportunities support the student’s program as well as enrich the experience in scholarship and hands on research. Support is primarily intended for full-time students but opportunities also exist for part-time students.

The MN program aims to prepare graduates to:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in advanced nursing practice
  • Engage in reflection, to think critically, and to act with scientific integrity in scholarly endeavours
  • Facilitate the learning process and participate in activities that influence health and healthcare policy
  • Understand the interaction of the nursing profession with social, political, economic, and historical forces 

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Nature of Nursing Knowledge 
  • Research Foundations 
  • Statistics in Nursing Research 
  • Transforming Practice 
  • Program Planning 
  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics 
  • Health Care Technology and Innovation 
  • Advanced Pathophysiology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0/4.0 or the equivalent calculated on the basis of the last 60 course weights (i.e. last two years of full time study).
  • One undergraduate course in statistics and one in research methods with a final grade of B or higher in each.
  • Normally, applicants must have at least one year of clinical experience. Applicants with less than one year of experience can be considered for admission if they have an exceptional GPA.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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