Master of Science in Nursing

2 years
15,600 CAD
Rolling admission
Rolling admission
St. John's / Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Program description

For individuals who want to further their nursing education, Memorial University offers fascinating Nursing programmes. Students enrolled in online Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) programmes can interact with classmates from all around the country while continuing to work. The programme equip advanced-level nurses to contribute to evidence-informed practise and provide change leadership at both the system and individual levels in a variety of practise settings.

Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) - There are two tracks in the MScN programme: 1) Practicum (course-based) and 2) Nurse Practitioner (NP). Students in the Practical option learn to integrate and synthesise philosophical viewpoints, ideas, research, and skills through their online course work and practicum assignments. Students select a practicum assignment that is relevant to their interests and work environment. The two-term project allows students to consolidate their learning, address a real need for change, and exhibit advanced nursing practise competencies.

Nurses in the Nurse Practitioner option receive advanced training to practise as NPs in a range of practise settings. The curriculum consists of online courses, on-campus learning and evaluation sessions lasting a week, and preceptor-supervised clinical practise. NPs have increased knowledge and decision-making abilities in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of common and complex illnesses.

Program structure

  • Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
  • Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
  • Statistics for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Research Methods in Nursing
  • Program Development in Nursing
  • Education in Nursing
  • Research in Nursing: Qualitative Methods
  • Population-Based Nursing
  • Nursing Individuals and Families Through Life Transitions
  • Writing for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Writing Skills for Nurse Practitioners
  • Knowledge Translation in Nursing
  • Leading Change in Nursing
  • Special Topics in Nursing
  • Individual Readings and Research in Special Areas
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum 1 
  • Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum 2
  • Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
  • Nurse Practitioner Roles and Practice Issues
  • Adult Advanced Clinical Decision Making 3
  • Family/All Ages Clinical Decision Making 3
  • Advanced Clinical Practicum 4


  • Tuition — 15,600 CAD

OTHER FEES (REQUIRED) amounts listed are for two semesters

  • Student Services Fee — 100 CAD
  • Students' Union — 140 CAD
  • Recreation Fee — 138 CAD
  • Health Insurance — 523 CAD

Requirements for applicants

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 3.0 CGPA) in Nursing;
  • an undergraduate course in each of statistics and nursing research (minimum ‘B’ (65%) in each);
  • license to practice nursing in jurisdiction; and
  • minimum of one year (1950 hours) of nursing practice experience.

Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or internet-based score of 92-93 (or higher); or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).
  • Please note that other equivalent tests acceptable to Memorial University’s School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

About the university

Memorial University has a unique responsibility to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador as the only university in the province. Memorial University was founded as a tribute to the Newfoundlanders who gave their lives in military duty during globe War I and later conflicts. We take inspiration from their efforts to create a better future for our province, our country, and the globe.

Over 115 different nations are represented among Memorial University's 19000+ students. Programs range from the traditional to the cutting edge, and can be found at any of Memorial's five locations or online. Memorial University's worldwide network of nearly 100,000 successful alums enhances the institution's capacity and reputation for leadership in research, teaching, and public engagement. Learn more about Memorial University in this quick read.

Vision, Mission

  • Vision — Memorial University will rise to prominence as one of Canada's and the world's top public institutions of higher learning, and it will honor its commitment to serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Mission — When it comes to education, research, scholarship, creative activity, service, and public engagement, Memorial University is committed to being at the forefront of innovation and excellence. International students and scholars are welcomed and supported at Memorial, and the institution's contributions of knowledge and experience are valued on all levels of society.


More than 19,400 students and 3,800 teachers and staff from more than 115 countries study, teach, conduct research, create, and participate in activities at our campuses and other locations. You can attend classes at one of Memorial University's several campuses in Newfoundland and Labrador or anywhere in the world; we also offer 475 courses online.

  • St. John's campus
  • Grenfell Campus
  • Marine Institute
  • Harlow Campus
  • Signal Hill Campus
  • Labrador Campus

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