Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

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Master of Nursing (MN)

Program Overview
Admission Requirements
Admission Awards
  • 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

    Learning Format

    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

    Program Length

    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.

    *Details regarding the next NP Paediatric emphasis intake will be provided at a later date.

    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 15 in order to begin the program in September (clinical placements in the BScN program cannot be counted)
    • Please note that the faculty is planning to introduce a minimum requirement of 3,900 hours of RN experience (equivalent to two years of full-time experience) for those applying to the MN HSLA program for the upcoming 2022-2023 application cycle.
    • 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. Applicants and students can view our current list of placement partners here: current list of placement partners. Please note that the presence of an affiliation agreement does not guarantee that we will be able to secure a placement at that site.

  • Admission Awards

    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
    Financial Aid & Awards Officer
    T. (416) 946-8165


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