The Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program produces graduates who have the knowledge, values, attitudes and competencies reflecting the philosophy, nature and scope of nursing in northern rural and remote areas. The program provides learners with opportunities to understand discovery, integration, application and dissemination of knowledge delimited by rigor and ethical integrity. The learner will develop a richer understanding of the discipline of nursing and its relationship to the context of health care service delivery and policy issues. The program also broadens learners' understanding of nursing by encouraging them to engage with scholars from other departments and disciplines as well as those with other professional experiences.
Students in the MScN program will complete a thesis, which places emphasis on developing research abilities. Graduates will be eligible for doctoral programs. Applicants are expected to contact MScN faculty members to review their research interests with them and their fit as a supervisor. If confirmed, identification of a MScN faculty supervisor should be identified on their admission essay.
This is not a distance program. Courses are offered in a hybrid model. Technology is utilized to allow for some distance learning, however, learners may be required to come to campus a few times per term for each course for face-to-face interaction between learners and faculty.
MScN for Post Nurse Practitioners
Laurentian University has developed a MScN program for people who have completed an NP diploma and are registered as NPs in Ontario. This is a course-based program. Students will need to complete four core MScN courses and one 3 credit elective.
NOTE: THE DEADLINE FOR ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS FEBRUARY 1 OF EACH YEAR. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DEADLINE, OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATONS WILL NOT BE REVIEWED.
In addition to this application process, you will be required to submit the following documents to Laurentian University Admissions via my.laurentian.ca:
- Three Reference Forms (in separate, sealed envelopes).
- Personal Essay. (Personal Essay Instructions)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Include education, work experience, publications or awards and service to the community.
- Proof of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
MScN Program Coordinator