Program Structure

Complete a total of 33 credits, comprising core, focus, and elective courses with the option to complete a thesis, major project or major paper.

Core courses (15 credits)
  • Knowledge for Advanced Nursing
  • The Canadian Healthcare System
  • Leadership and Managing Change in Healthcare
  • Research in Healthcare
  • Choice of:
    • Indigenous Health Leadership
    • Directed Studies in Health or Nursing Education
    • Special Topics Course
Project / paper option

A major paper or project is worth six credits; students selecting this option must complete 12 elective credits.

Thesis option

A thesis is worth 12 credits; students selecting this option must complete six elective credits.

Notes
  • Program must be completed in no longer than five years or 15 consecutive terms (fall, winter, summer).

Example semester progression maps

Full-time — thesis or project/paper

Core courses

Elective courses

Thesis option

Project option

Year 1
Semester 1
(Fall)
Semester 2
(Winter)
Semester 3
(Summer)
NURS 5100
Knowledge for Advanced Nursing
3
HLTH 5300
Leadership and Managing Change in Healthcare
3
NURS 6100
or
NURS 6200
or
HLTH 6300
3
HLTH 5200
The Canadian Health Care System
3
HLTH 6000
Research in Healthcare
3
Elective
3
  Elective
3
Elective (all project or paper students)
3
Year 2
Semester 4
(Fall)
Semester 5
(Winter)
Semester 6
(Summer)
NURS 6800
Thesis
NURS 6800
Thesis
Thesis Defence
12
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
Defence
6
Elective (all project or paper students)
3
   

Part-time — major paper/project

Core courses

Elective courses

Thesis option

Project option

Year 1
Semester 1
(Fall)
Semester 2
(Winter)
Semester 3
(Summer)
NURS 5100
Knowledge for Advanced Nursing
3
HLTH 5300
Leadership and Managing Change in Healthcare
3
NURS 6100
or
NURS 6200
or
HLTH 6300
3
HLTH 5200
The Canadian Health Care System
3
HLTH 6000
Research in Healthcare
3
Elective
3
Year 2
Semester 4
(Fall)
Semester 5
(Winter)
Semester 6
(Summer)
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
Elective
3
Elective
3
Elective
3
Year 3
Semester 7
(Fall)
Semester 8
(Winter)
Semester 9
(Summer)
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper
NURS 6600
Project
or
NURS 6700
Paper

Part-time — thesis

Core courses

Elective courses

Thesis option

Project option

Year 1
Semester 1
(Fall)
Semester 2
(Winter)
Semester 3
(Summer)
NURS 5100
Knowledge for Advanced Nursing
3
HLTH 5300
Leadership and Managing Change in Healthcare
3
NURS 6100
or
NURS 6200
or
HLTH 6300
3
HLTH 5200
The Canadian Health Care System
3
HLTH 6000
Research in Healthcare
3
Elective
3
Year 2
Semester 4
(Fall)
Semester 5
(Winter)
Semester 6
(Summer)
NURS 6800
Thesis
NURS 6800
Thesis
NURS 6800
Thesis
Elective
3
   
Year 3
Semester 7
(Fall)
Semester 8
(Winter)
Semester 9
(Summer)
NURS 6800
Thesis
NURS 6800
Thesis
Thesis Defence
12