Information for Students
Master of Nursing
Deadline date for Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Applications is January 15
Deadline date for Master of Nursing Thesis and Course based Applications is February 15.
- A bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent standing.
- Cumulative weighted average of 70% or better on last 60 credit units of study at the undergraduate level.
- Current licensure as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a Canadian province or territory.
- The equivalent of three credits in each of undergraduate statistics and research methods.
- Students available for full-time study will be given priority.
- Students electing the NP option must have completed 3600 hours of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse.
Candidates who do not meet all of these requirements will be considered but, if accepted, will likely be admitted on conditional status and may have to meet some special requirements.
Please note: students that are admitted to the Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Program will be required to provide a tuition deposit of $500 to confirm their acceptance for admission. The tuition deposit is:
- due by May 1st for admission in the fall term each year.
- applied to the student's account for partial payment of student fees in September.
- non-refundable if a student confirms acceptance for admission with the tuition deposit and withdraws prior to beginning program course work in the Fall.
Those wishing to apply for the Master of Nursing program must complete and submit the online application form available from the College of Graduate Studies and Research website: http://www.usask.ca/cgsr/
The College of Nursing also requires the completion of a Supplementary Application form.
Please note that the supplementary application includes the submission of an essay to be written by the student, and an example of scholarly writing. The essay should be typed, double-spaced and address the following points: a) career plans, b) professional goals, c) clinical expertise, and d) scholarly interests. NP applicants should also address any investigations of clinical placements and post-graduation employment plans, as well as plans for funding the clinical practica. The example of scholarly writing may take the form of a graded assignment from previous education, or a published article.
All forms and official transcripts (from all previous and current university level study - including SIAST transcripts) must be submitted directly to the Graduate Program Coordinator at the College of Nursing by the January 15th and February 15th deadline dates - no exceptions.
Three Letters of Recommendation - sent by the College of Graduate Studies & Research to the email addresses of the references provided by applicant when applying online. These are to be completed online by the referees - no paper copies will be accepted
Proof of RN licence in good standing from the nursing regulatory body in your province is also required.
- Note: Only Registered Nurses with a Canadian licence can enroll in the the NP option at this time.
- Note: Nurse Practitioner applicants will be required to participate in an interview by Skype or other means.
- Note: If applicable, please see Application Requirements for International Students
- Graduate Studies at the College of Nursing - Powerpoint Presentation