24 months
4344 CAD/year
4344 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Master of Nursing (MN) program at the University of Prince Edward Island is founded upon the guiding principles of primary health care and designed to prepare nurses for advanced nursing practice through the integration of theory, research and practice.


The Nursing program at the University of Prince Edward Island has two streams: the Thesis stream and the Nurse Practitioner stream. The Master's program is built on the existing strengths of the faculty and the focus of PHC. Graduates from both streams are prepared to function in an advanced practice role in PHC settings. The degree designated upon successful completion of either stream is a Master of Nursing (MN).

Graduates will incorporate evidence-based practice, leadership, advanced clinical decision-making, critical thinking, and collaboration in a variety of roles and settings.


  • The MN Thesis graduate is prepared to engage in a variety of advanced practice roles including, but not limited to, direct care of individuals, families, communities, or populations; education; administration; and research.
  • The MN Nurse Practitioner graduate is prepared to manage the health needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities across the lifespan in a variety of PHC settings. Graduates of the Nurse Practitioner stream are eligible to write the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Canadian Nurse Practitioner Exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Advanced Primary Health Care
  • Quantitative Nursing Research
  • Qualitative Nursing Research
  • Ethics in Nursing
  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Biostatistics
  • Advanced Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice and the Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Across the Life Span
  • Episodic Health Care Across the Life Span
  • Professional Role of the Nurse Practitioner
  • Chronic Disease Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • the Nurse Practitioner stream is offered every two years


36 alternative credits
  • 43 for Nurse Practitioner stream


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in nursing from an approved or accredited university is required. A minimum average of 75% or a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B) in the last twenty courses of a baccalaureate nursing program is required.
  • Prior completion of a Research Methods course, an Introductory Statistics course, and a course in Nursing Theory, or equivalent.
  • Individuals applying for the Nurse Practitioner Stream, must have a minimum of two (2) years experience in clinical nursing practice.
  • Proof of active practicing nurse registration in Canada is necessary 
  • Upon acceptance into the Master of Nursing program, students must submit a completed up-to-date immunization record, a certified criminal record check, and confirmation of current CPR Certification at the Health Care Provider level.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    4344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8688 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    4344 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8688 CAD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • International: $7,548 per year in addition to full-time course tuition

Living costs for Charlottetown

1080 - 1710 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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