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Graduate Chair: Dr. Jennifer Kryworuchko

Graduate Secretary: Tammy Morrison

Phone: (306) 966-8239

Academic Advisor: Jill Brown

Phone: (306) 966-6231

College of Nursing
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place
Saskatoon SK CAN   S7N 2Z4

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.

Programs

The College of Nursing offers the following program options:

  • Master of Nursing (MN)
  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (NP), which can also be completed through the Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate for those who already hold a Master's degree in Nursing or a related field
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD)

Complete multiple programs and earn your entire graduate education at one institution.

Learn Where You Live

The College of Nursing uses a distributed learning approach, enabling students to learn where they live*. We also have campuses in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert.  Courses are distributed using a variety of flexible and innovative methods, including video and web conferencing, blackboard online and lecture capture.
*The Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing program is only offered as face-to-face instruction at our Saskatoon Campus.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Graduate students who wish to apply for any of the program options must complete and submit the online application form and all required documentation. Please see program descriptions below for individual deadlines.

FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS

There are excellent funding support systems, such as financial assistant programs and specific graduate level scholarships and bursaries available for students in College of Nursing graduate programs. Click here for details.  

M.N. +

The Master of Nursing programs prepare nurses with advanced clinical knowledge and expertise. The College of Nursing offers two programs leading to the Master of Nursing (MN) degree: Course-Based and Thesis.  The MN program is delivered by distance learning.

Thesis Master's Program

Thesis students are focused on knowledge and skill development in teamwork and health research. Students are required to take 15 credit units of coursework, in addition to their thesis. Courses are designed so students can complete them in one calendar year or part-time over five years.

Course-Based Master's Program

Course-based students are focused on knowledge and skill development in health education and leadership. Students are required to take 24 credit units of coursework and courses are designed so students can complete them in one calendar year or part-time with up to five years to complete.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • A minimum cumulative weighted average of 70% on the last 60 credit units (i.e. two years full-time equivalent) of undergraduate study
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a Canadian province or territory
  • Equivalent of three credit units in both Statistics and Research Methods at the undergraduate level
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college

*Although the program can be completed part-time, it should be noted, students available for full-time study will be given admission priority.

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Graduate students who wish to apply for the Master of Nursing (MN) program must complete and submit the online application form and all required documentation by February 15th. View a complete list of required documentation for admission here.

NP +

The College of Nursing offers two Nurse Practitioner (NP) program options:  Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate. The NP program is offered distributively using a blended learning model, where students can access courses in a classroom or through internet-based web conferencing; enabling distance students to actively participate in classroom discussions.

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

The College of Nursing offers Registered Nurses an opportunity to pursue a Master of Nursing Degree, with an advanced clinical practice focus (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner – NP). Students are required to complete 39 credit units of study, as well as a minimum of 720 practicum hours. Courses are designed so students can complete them within five consecutive terms or part-time over five years. After successful completion of the credit units and practicum hours, students are eligible to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE).

Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program

The College of Nursing offers Registered Nurses, who have already obtained a Master of Nursing Degree, an opportunity to pursue a Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate (NP), with a focus on advanced clinical practice. Students are required to complete 30 credit units of study and a minimum of 720 practicum hours. Courses are designed so students can complete them within five consecutive terms or part-time over five years. After successful completion of the credit units and practicum hours, students are eligible to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The following are admissions requirements for the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent standing
  • Minimum cumulative weighted average of 70% or better on last 60 credit units (i.e. two years full-time equivalent) of study at the undergraduate level
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in a Canadian province or territory
  • Equivalent of three credits in each of the following: statistics, research methods, physical assessment, pharmacology and physiology at the undergraduate level
  • 3600 hours of Registered Nursing experience in the last five years
  • Current CPR certificate at health care provider level
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college

The following are admissions requirements for the Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate program:

In addition to meeting the requirements for admission to the Master of Nursing - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner option as stated above:

  • Completion with a minimum 70% average of a Masters or PhD in Nursing or in a related discipline (education, health administration, public health) from a recognized university
  • Three credit units in both a graduate research methods and a graduate statistics course

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Graduate students who wish to apply for either the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner or Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must complete and submit the online application form and all required documentation by January 15th. View a complete list of required documentation for admission here.

Ph.D. +

The College of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program prepares nurse scholars to become leaders that advance nursing as an academic, research and practice discipline. During this program, doctoral students will participate in critical appraisal, knowledge generation, research synthesis and knowledge transfer. As graduates, these nurse scientists will contribute to the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities with recognition of their diversities, vulnerabilities and their environments for health and care.

A minimum of 18 credit units plus NURS 996 are required in the PhD program. Courses are delivered as face-to-face instruction at the Saskatoon Campus only.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the College of Nursing Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program, applicants must meet admission requirements of the University of Saskatchewan College of Graduate Studies and Research. In order to be admitted as fully qualified, the applicant must have:

  • Master’s degree in a field relevant to the Ph.D. program of studies
  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Registered 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.
  • International applicants must meet the English proficiency requirements set forth by the college

As a condition of admission, an appropriate supervisor will be identified and will have agreed to supervise the work of the doctoral student.

International students must be Registered Nurses in their home country and have liability protection under the Registered Nurses Act in the same manner as undergraduate students (S. McKay, Registrar of the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association, personal communication, May 2006).

Apply Now

Graduate students who wish to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD) program must complete and submit the online application form and all required documentation by February 15th. View a complete list of required documentation for admission here.