University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2J200 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R7


Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description The Master of Nursing (MN) program prepares nurses to fulfil leadership roles in advanced practice nursing; provide health promotion, prevention and specialized care in a variety of health care settings; teach in academic and clinical settings; and contribute to the development of health programs and policies. The MN program also provides a solid academic and practice foundation for pursuing a PhD in Nursing. The MN in Advanced Practice provides an intensive practicum-based experience for students. Courses and practicum experiences are intended to enhance knowledge and skills in the following five main areas: clinical and community practice, research and evidence-based practice, leadership/management, teaching/learning, and inter-professional practice. Highlights include 700 hours of practica opportunities in various areas of practice including clinical, leadership, teaching and research. Students also decide the population focus (ie, neonate, child, adult, family/all ages or community/ organization). In addition, students can choose to focus on older adults through the specialization in Aging which allows a focus on care for the older adult in an acute or continuing care setting or in a community or home care setting. The specialization in Aging is indicated on the student’s transcript and degree at program completion.
Website: Nursing at University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 587] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 97]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Work Experience
The following documentation is required for an application to be considered: - On-line application submitted (this includes Special & Visiting Graduate Students). - Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended including any institution where the student was an Open Studies/Unclassified student and/or took only a few courses. Students who have taken course work through the University of Alberta do not need to request an official U of A transcript. - Three letters of reference (from an academic setting and a nursing practice setting). Students seeking admission to the program in a specific advanced practice specialty area should provide a letter of support regarding their clinical expertise in that specialty area if possible. - Curriculum Vitae. - MN Background Information form.

* 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: July 17, 2015