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Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (WUR) ,
The Master of Science in Nursing:  Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a practice-oriented, theory-based degree that prepares graduates to be autonomous practitioners, leaders, role models, and educators in primary health care.  


The focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program is general family practice—that is care for individuals, families, groups and communities across all life stages. Family Nurse Practitioners are health professionals who have achieved the advanced nursing practice competencies at the graduate level of nursing education. Nurse Practitioners, who are regulated by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, provide health care services from a holistic nursing perspective, integrated with the autonomous diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, including ordering diagnostic tests and prescribing medications.The Master of Science in Nursing Program leads to an advanced nursing practice degree that focuses on preparing graduates across a range of areas and specialties to act as autonomous practitioners. In addition, this program aims to prepare graduates as interprofessional collaborators, nurse researchers, leaders, educators, change agents, and role models.  Graduates of this program 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Healing and Well-being of Indigenous Peoples
  • Developing Nursing Knowledge
  • Applying Research and Evidence to Practice
  • Health Program Planning, Community Development and Evaluation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The Online Application.
  • Statement of Academic Interests: You must answer the questions available here. Your statement of interest should be 3-5 pages double-spaced.
  • Professional Curriculum Vitae.
  • Proof of Active Registration.
  • Names/Email Address Information for Three (3) Referees.
  • Optional: Unofficial Transcript for ALL Post-Secondary Education Institutions Attended/Attending
  • Application Fee.
  • Official Transcripts.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2091 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2091 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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