Master of Nursing (MN)
Program Overview & Objectives
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.
Field of Study
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 in-person, on-campus residency periods and 2 in-person practicum placements
- Nurse Practitioner – offered primarily ONLINE but requires 3 in-person, on-campus residency periods and 4 in-person practicum 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.
Please note that our MN programs are demanding, full-time programs. We do not have part-time enrollment options. Students should not be enrolled concurrently in another educational program while enrolled at LSBFON. Applicants are encouraged to consider carefully how they will balance school with other life demands.
Nurse Practitioner Emphasis
Students in the Nurse Practitioner field of study must enrol in ONE of the two areas of emphasis: Adult or Primary Health Care – Global Health.
Please note that we will not be offering admission to the Paediatric emphasis for the foresseable future.
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 15 in order to begin the program in September (clinical placements in the BScN program cannot be counted)
- Applicants seeking admissions to the Health Systems Leadership and Administration program must also have a minimum of 3,900 hours of RN experience (equivalent to two years of full-time experience) by August 15 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
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.
We do not support out-of-province placements. If you reside outside of Ontario, you will be required to relocate to Ontario for your practicum placements. For students living outside of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) but within Ontario, we will attempt to identify suitable placements in areas that are convenient for you, however, there is no guarantee. Please note that the presence of an affiliation agreement does not guarantee that we will be able to secure a placement at that site.
A full listing of Bloomberg Nursing fellowships and awards available to graduate students is available by clicking here.
Responses to frequently asked awards questions are available here.
Financial Aid & Awards Officer
T. (416) 946-8165