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College of Nursing

Master of Nursing

Overview

The College of Nursing offers three different options leading to the Master of Nursing degree.These programs will prepare nurses with advanced clinical knowledge and expertise.

The objectives of the program are that a student completing any MN program would be able to:

  • articulate perspectives on nursing
  • critique, utilize, and contribute to theoretical and empirical knowledge bases for nursing
  • develop, implement, and evaluate strategies for advanced nursing practice at the client and system level; and
  • demonstrate leadership skills needed to influence change

The graduate will be able to assume:

  • Leadership/advanced practice roles in health care
  • Educator roles in service and educational institutions
  • Research roles in terms of generation and utilization of nursing knowledge
  • Further study at the doctoral level

Course-Based Master's program

Course based students are required to take 24 c.u.'s of coursework. The courses were designed such that students could complete them in one calendar year. Courses may be delivered using a combination of synchronous or asynchronous and in person or distance learning.

Thesis Master's program

Thesis students are required to take 15 c.u.'s of coursework, in addition to their thesis. The courses were designed such that students could complete them in one calendar year.

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program

The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, offers registered nurses an opportunity to pursue a Master's Degree (MN) with an advanced clinical practice focus. After successful completion of 39 credit units of study, and 740 hours of supervised clinical practicum, students are eligible to apply to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE) - Family/All Ages. The program is available on a full time (2 years) or part time (3 years) basis. Courses are delivered using a blended learning model where students can access courses by participating in the onsite classroom in Saskatoon or through internet-based web conferencing; enabling distance students to actively participate in classroom discussions.

Post Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, offers Registered Nurses who have obtained a Master's degree an opportunity to pursue a Post Master's Degree Nurse Practitioner Certificate with an advanced clinical practice focus. After successful completion of 30 credit units of study, and 740 hours of supervised clinical practicum, students are eligible to apply to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE) - Family/All Ages. The program is available on a full time (2 years) or part time (3 years) basis. Courses are delivered using a blended learning model where students can access courses by participating in the onsite classroom in Saskatoon or through internet-based web conferencing; enabling distance students to actively participate in classroom discussions.