The purpose of this program is to meet the demand for an accessible and relevant Master of Nursing (MN) degree that addresses the needs of adult learners in the nursing profession who wish to continue life-long learning, gain additional credentials, and become leaders in nursing practice, education and research.
The Master of Nursing program has been designed to meet the needs of degree-holders who are regulated members in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner Register. Potential students may be working in a variety of roles and wish to increase their education to further their employment options. We anticipate that our graduates will become employed in nursing education or a variety of other roles within the health care delivery system.
Blended delivery will provide access to the program for those who may be located outside of Lethbridge. Courses will be completed online, however, twice per semester students will meet face to face with instructors, advisors, and fellow students. Students will have the option to complete a thesis or project. The program may be completed full- or part-time.
Applicants normally must meet the following requirements:
- A University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Nursing degree, or its academic equivalent, from another recognized degree-granting institution.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level semester courses.
- Be a regulated member in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner register.
- Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirement for Graduate Students.
Because the capacity of the program is limited, not all students meeting the minimum admission requirements can be admitted.
The student’s academic record and letters of recommendation will be used to rank applicants for admission.