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College of Nursing

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Graduate Chair: Phil Woods

Graduate Secretary: Jill Brown

Phone: (306) 966-6231

College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
107 Wiggins Road
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 5E5

Nursing

The College of Nursing is a world leader in educating nurses in interprofessional health care, research, practice, innovation, capacity building and policy development. The mission of the College of Nursing is to strengthen nursing, health, and the health care system through the creation and integration of knowledge from research, education and practice.

**International student information can be found at http://www.usask.ca/nursing/students/master/international.php.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Standard Graduate Studies Application plus a Supplementary Application form. Proof of RN licence in good standing from the Nursing Governing body in your province is also required.

The deadline for submission of documents for MN-NP admission is January 15.  All other programs, Master of Nursing thesis and course-based and the PhD program – have a deadline of February 15 for submission of documents.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

There are several scholarships and bursaries available in the College of Nursing Graduate Program. For a complete list of awards, plus details on eligibility and application procedures, please see the following link.

 

For admission and degree requirements, please see  the University Catalogue.

M.N. +

Students can choose to do a thesis program or a course-based program. The course-based program also offers an option of classes to obtain the Nurse Practitioner (NP) designation from the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Current registration as a nurse or psychiatric nurse in a Canadian province or territory
  • The equivalent of three credit units in each of Statistics and Research Methods at the undergraduate level
  • A minimum 70% average on the last 60 university credit units taken
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college and provide proof of RN licensure as well as proof of being in good standing in the applicants’ home country.

In addition, Nurse Practitioner Option students:

  • Must be currently registered as a nurse in Canada, and
  • Have 3600 hours nursing experience as an RN in the last five years.

PGDSC +

The P.G.D.S.C. Nurse Practitioner is designed to emphasize specific areas of competence, as well as to provide the theoretical base and foundational underpinnings necessary to the understanding and performance of the nurse practitioner model of practice. Graduates of the P.G.D.S.C. subset will not be restricted to employment in the province of Saskatchewan. This quality of certification will not only benefit the individual student but will attract and accommodate students from across Canada, allowing for a much wider pool of applicants.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of Master’s degree in Nursing (MN, MScN, MSN) from a recognized university
  • 70% overall average within that degree
  • A current RN license in good standing from any Canadian jurisdiction
  • 4500 hours clinical practice as an RN (approximately 2 years full time practice)
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0).

Ph.D. +

The Ph.D. in Nursing prepares nursing scholars for leadership roles with the knowledge and skills to advance nursing in academics, research and practice discipline.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Admission Requirements are a Master of Nursing or equivalent field of study with a minimum 80% overall academic average. Students will have had graduate level statistics, research (quantitative and qualitative) and nursing theory in their Master’s program. Students should be able to demonstrate research experience through completion of a thesis or other research experience. Current registration as a nurse or psychiatric nurse in Canada.

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the Ph.D. program of studies
  • Current registration as a nurse or psychiatric nurse in a Canadian province or territory
  • Completed graduate courses in statistics, research methods, nursing theory
  • A minimum average of 80% or equivalent in previous graduate work
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate previous research experience through completion of a thesis or other research experience.
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: For International applicants whose first language is not English, English language proficiency is required as per College of Graduate Studies and Research Regulations (TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.0).