University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5


Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Programs
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description The goal of the doctoral program in nursing is to prepare scientists capable of conducting innovative research that results in new and significant contributions to nursing knowledge. The students engage in creative thinking, critical appraisal and synthesis of scholarly work in their field of interest using a wide range of philosophical, theoretical and methodological perspectives. Admissions are for full-time students only. To be considered as having full-time status, students must register to a minimum of 6 credits per session and must be geographically available and visit the campus regularly. The core courses in the program are offered in English but several of the possible elective courses are offered in French. In accordance with University of Ottawa policy, students can write exams, course assignments and theses in either English or French. The program is governed by the General Regulations of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS), which are available on the Website. The PhD program consists of three fields: 1) Evidence informed decision making in nursing and health care; 2) socio-political, educational and historic contexts of nursing; and 3) nursing practice and delivery systems.
Website: Nursing at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75 to 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Three letters of recommendation and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 18, 2018