Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Master of Nursing

Highlights

The MN program offers nursing graduates the knowledge, skills and abilities they need for principled and thoughtful leadership through critical and creative approaches that influence innovative change. This unique program, through its pathways to admission and its emphases on leadership development and Aboriginal health, meets the need for accessible, flexible graduate nursing education. Graduates will be equipped to meet the demand for advanced nursing roles within complex and dynamic health care systems in British Columbia, nationally and internationally.

Careers

Flexible delivery options enable students to study while continuing to work. On completion of the MN, students will be eligible to pursue opportunities in health care leadership, education, research or policy development. Anticipated employment destinations for graduates include:

  • Positions in local, provincial, territorial, national, or international health-care areas
  • Advanced clinical practice in hospital or community settings
  • Teaching roles in academia or practice
  • Administrative positions in hospital or community settings
  • Government positions in provincial, territorial, national, or international ministries of health or related fields
  • Private practice
 Admission Requirements

Limited and selective admission

Two admission paths:
Post-baccalaureate entry or post-diploma entry

Post-baccalaureate entry criteria
  • Completed bachelor/baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 3.00 (B) (or 73%) in final two years (or 60 credits) of program. Normally candidates for the MN program will hold a completed baccalaureate degree in nursing or equivalent.
  • Program applicants are required to provide evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate introductory statistics course with a minimum C+ grade taken within five years prior to admission to MN program.
  • ENGL 1100 Composition with a minimum C+ grade (or equivalent).
Post-diploma entry criteria
  • Completion of a diploma nursing program (preparatory for registered nursing).
  • Program applicants are required to provide evidence of successful completion of an undergraduate introductory statistics course with a minimum C+ grade taken within five years prior to admission to MN program.
  • ENGL 1100 Composition with a minimum C+ grade (or equivalent)
  • Fifteen core required credits (five courses) from an approved Post-RN BScN courses from TRU or equivalent transferable courses with an grade-point-average of 3.67 (A-) on a 4.33 scale. Fifteen credits are to include the following five core courses from the former TRU Post-Diploma BScN program (or equivalent).
    • NURS 3170 Reflections on Caring Practice
    • NURS 3500 Health Promotion and Community Development
    • NURS 3600 Nursing Research
    • NURS 4300 Nurses Influencing Change
    • HLSC 3830 Global Health
All students
  • Evidence of licensure (practicing, non-practicing or temporary) as a registered nurse in Canada or international equivalency.
  • Canadian citizenship, permanent resident status or valid student permit issued by Canada (indicating TRU as a place of study).
  • Two letters of reference: including one academic and one professional.
  • Official copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
English language proficiency
  • Students who have completed studies in a country where English is not the official language must also submit English language test scores. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) a minimum score of 7.0 and the following sub-test scores: Speaking 7.0, Writing 7.0, Listening 7.5, Reading 6.5.

or

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT: a minimum score of 100 (iBT) with no section below a 20 Paper-Based: 600 with a TWE of 5.0
 Graduation Requirements
  • A total of 33 graduate course credits required, of which 15 credits are from core courses. A total of 6-12 elective course credits are required depending upon the capstone options of a project/paper (6 credits) or thesis (12 credits). A required Advanced Nursing Internship elective will provide students with practice learning experience.
  • Thesis or major paper or major project.
  • Graduate students are to complete the program in no longer than five years or 15 consecutive terms (fall, winter, summer).

Program Fees

Next Steps

Apply to this program

Contact

Questions about this program?
Email: masterofnursing@tru.ca
Phone: 250-828-5457

Questions about admissions?
Email: gradadmissions@tru.ca
Phone: 778-471-8398