24 months
19166 CAD/year
7579 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program from University of Ontario Institute of Technology focuses on professional practice leadership and will prepare graduates to contribute to an increasingly complex health-care sector by providing an education that includes mentorship, interdisciplinary opportunities and experiential learning through research, project and class assignments.


Professional practice leaders are responsible for ensuring and implementing expert practice, the facilitation of professional development, research and providing leadership; they are often charged with quality assurance and safety as well and the program is designed to develop expertise in these areas. 

While the program is largely online, the first semester (Spring/Summer) does begin with a one-week mandatory face-to-face residency component to ensure that current professionals, with high working demands, are supported and to foster relationship-building amongst the cohort.

This Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program from University of Ontario Institute of Technology is offered collaboratively with Trent University.


Health and Nursing Informatics

  • Simulation and education for health-care professionals
  • Technology in nursing practice
  • Health-care technology
Nursing as a Profession
  • Nursing education and curriculum
  • Nursing theory
  • Nursing leadership
Population and Topic-specific
  • Breastfeeding
  • Chronic disease
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Intellectual disability
  • Sleep
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Mental health
  • Gender and health
  • Gerontology and aging

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advancing Nursing through Leadership
  • Applied Biostatistics in Health Sciences
  • Health and Public Policy
  • Informatics for Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Philosophy of Nursing Science
  • Program Evaluation for Health-care Leaders
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Research Approaches for Nursing and Health Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold a four-year BScN (Hons) or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent), with a minimum B average in the last two full-time years (four semesters) of undergraduate work or equivalent.
  • Registration as a Registered Nurse in good standing with the licensing body in the province in which you work (i.e. In Ontario this would be the College of Nurses of Ontario).
  • International students who hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university, with a minimum overall academic standing of a B (GPA: 3.0 on a 4.3 scale or 73 to 76 per cent)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19166 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19166 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    7579 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7579 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Oshawa

1100 - 1700 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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