24 months
15332 CAD/year
5388 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Nursing - Advanced Practice Specialization from Lakehead University is a coursework master’s program, which includes a clinical placement component. 

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Nursing - Advanced Practice Specialization  from Lakehead University  is primarily intended to prepare advanced practice nurses to meet the needs of a diverse population. The program may be of interest for individuals interested in pursuing careers in nursing education, research, leadership and/or policy.

Students at Nursing - Advanced Practice Specialization from Lakehead University will:

  • synthesize in-depth knowledge and theory related to advanced nursing practice;
  • design and implement advanced nursing practice with diverse clients;
  • demonstrate enhanced skills in critical appraisal and research methodologies to contribute to nursing research;
  • demonstrate leadership skills to influence change in nursing and health care, and
  • engage in therapeutic relational practice with individuals, families, communities, and interprofessional care providers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Nursing Philosophy/Theory
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Advanced Nursing Practice Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our minimum admission requirement for international applicants is 75% or 3.0 on a 4 point Canadian scale, with an accredited university degree equivalent to a Lakehead University 4 year degree. 
  • We advise all international students to apply early, as admission into our programs is competitive. Should you wish to apply to a thesis program, we strongly advise you to contact a potential supervisor and have your proof of English language proficiency complete.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5388 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2694 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Thunder Bay

1149 - 1720 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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