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Nursing, M.Sc.N.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
Western's Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program is the longest-standing graduate nursing program in Canada, and provides the basis for leadership in professional Nursing and the foundation for doctoral studies.


Program Objectives

The goals of the program are to facilitate leadership in the:

  • Development of in-depth understanding of a selected aspect of nursing science.
  • Analysis and integration of theory and research from nursing and related disciplines as a basis for enhancing understanding of significant issues.
  • Valuing of differing approaches to knowledge development in the nursing discipline. Engagement in research inquiry that is significant to the nursing discipline.
  • Upholding of principles of ethical inquiry in advancing knowledge in the discipline of nursing.
  • Evolution of health care and health policy through the use of research findings and the development of collaborative partnerships.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education
  • Leadership and Management of Nursing and Health Services
  • Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
  • Issues and Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program that is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) or approved by an appropriate provincial nursing organization.
  • GPA of 78 per cent (B+) or higher
  • Undergraduate preparation in research and statistics
  • RN registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions (expect international students).
  • Current membership in the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (except international students).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18334 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9167 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7138 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3569 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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