Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Master of Nursing (MN)

Program Overview
Admission Requirements
Admission Awards

    The Master of Nursing program prepares advanced practice nurses to be professional leaders in their chosen advanced practice field. The objectives for the program are to prepare graduates who:

    • Demonstrate translational expertise using evidence from nursing research, related academic and clinical disciplines and professional institutions as a basis for advanced nursing practice (administration and leadership)
    • Participate in research activities and undertake practice projects consistent with their professional preparation
    • Demonstrate the ability to continually assess and acquire new skills to manage health issues in individuals, defined populations and care systems, and evaluate the effectiveness of these advanced nursing practices
    • Mentor others effectively in professional settings
    • Are well informed and deeply committed to standards of ethical practice
    • Demonstrate through completion of courses and related scholarly papers and projects, knowledge about theoretical foundations, professional structures, standards, and practices relevant to their identified field of nursing administration
    • Develop and utilize leadership strategies from experience and academic learning, to foster improvement of health and health care at the individual, system, organizational and community level.


    There are 3 fields of study in the Master of Nursing program – students can only enroll in one of the fields of study:

    • Clinical Nursing
    • Health Systems Leadership and Administration
    • Nurse Practitioner


    The learning format for each field of study is unique.

    • Clinical Nursing – offered IN-CLASS only
    • Health Systems Leadership and Administration – offered primarily ONLINE but requires 3 on-campus residency periods
    • Nurse Practitioner – offered primarily ONLINE but requires 3 on-campus residency periods


    MN students must enrol on a full-time basis. MN students typically take a maximum of 2 courses per semester and normally complete the program in two years over six consecutive semesters.


    Students in the Nurse Practitioner field of study must enrol in ONE of the three areas of emphasis: Adult, Paediatric* or Primary Health Care – Global Health.

    *Please note that admission to the Paediatric emphasis is offered in alternate years. The next NP Paediatric admission in-take is for fall 2019.

    How to Apply

  • Admission Requirements

    Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Nursing Science’s additional admission requirements as stated below. Meeting minimal requirements does not ensure admission.

    Minimum Admissions Requirements

    • Applicants must hold the BScN degree (a BN or BSN or BNSc is considered equivalent). Applicants must have obtained at least a mid-B (75% or 3.0 GPA) standing in the final year of undergraduate study and, in addition, must have obtained at least a B standing in the next-to-final year
    • Applicants seeking admission to the Nurse Practitioner field must also have a minimum of 3,900 clinical hours (equivalent to two years of experience) as an RN completed by August 31 in order to begin the program in September (clinical placements in the BScN program cannot be counted)
    • Applicants must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse or equivalent

    Additional Information for Admission

    NO LONGER REQUIRED: Introductory Statistics Course
    As of the September 2019 in-take, we no longer require applicants to have completed an introductory statistics course.

    English Facility Requirements

    Applicants must demonstrate a good command of oral and written English. All English facility requirements must be met at the time of application. If you do not meet the minimum requirements, please make arrangements to write another English proficiency test and submit results no later than the application deadline.

    Placement Information for Applicants NOT Residing in Toronto

    Please see non-Toronto placements for important information about placements if you do NOT reside in Toronto. Further questions about placements should be directed to our Practicum Placement & Professional Development Officers Randa Bronte-Tinkew or Nora Jantschukeite.


  • A full listing of Bloomberg Nursing fellowships and awards available to graduate students is available by clicking here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How are Faculty of Nursing admissions awards allocated to students?

    The Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee assesses incoming student applications and assigns all awards.  Some awards are allocated based on academic achievement or merit, while others are allocated based on financial need.

    For example, half of our ~22 Schulich awards ($9,000 each) are given to students based on merit, and half are allocated based on student financial need.

    Are international students eligible?


    What awards are available?

    Click here to see a complete list of admission awards.

    When will I find out if I received an admission award?

    Notice of awards will be communicated in March 2019.


    Please contact Angela Ho
    Student Financial Awards, Stewardship & Project Officer
    T. (416) 946-8165


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