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 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.
Nurse Practitioner Emphasis
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 2021.
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 BC and other out-of-province placements are increasingly difficult to obtain and there is a high likelihood that you will need to relocate to Ontario for your practicum placements. We will continue to liaise with the health authorities in different provinces to secure student placements. However, we were notified recently by one BC health authority that priority will be given to students attending local post-secondary institutions. This poses a challenge for us and we want to let you know that we may or may not be able to find practicum placements close to your home. Depending on provincial and agency policies, there may be restrictions to place our students. Please note we currently do not have a signed agreement with health authorities for Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and PEI. As well, there is uncertainty as to other parts of Canada. Quebec does not accept Ontario NP students and some regions give preference to place their own undergraduate and graduate nursing students. If an out-of-town placement agency does not agree to sign the University of Toronto student placement agreement, a proposed placement will not be possible. We recommend applicants and students view our current list of placement partners. Requests can be submitted for new student placement agreements using our online form.
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.
Please contact Angela Ho
Student Financial Awards, Stewardship & Project Officer
T. (416) 946-8165