Our faculty’s mission is to advance nursing practice and promote health through research and learning. Through innovations in teaching approaches and through our programs of nursing research, the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary transforms students into our next generation of health-care leaders.
This degree prepares nurses for advanced practice in focused areas such as direct clinical practice, education, or health policy and leadership, and is a perfect fit for RNs who already have an expert knowledge base and complex decision-making skills. Course-based students have a total of six years to complete the program.
This course-based degree can be completed in combination with the course-based Master of Business Administration.
Outcomes and next steps
Healthcare, community health, advanced practice nursing, pediatrics, gerontology, mental health, acute care, ICU, oncology, palliative care, maternal/child health, NICU, pulmonary care, clinical simulation, nursing research, nursing education, critical incident stress, health policy, spiritual care.
A course-based master’s degree in nursing is usually considered a final degree.
Topics include philosophical and theoretical knowledge, evidence-informed nursing, quantitative and qualitative research and others.
Students are required to pass written and oral exams tailored to the student's specialization.
Admission requirements and information
Requirements for the Nursing Program
A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
Registered nurse holding CPR certification at the Basic Rescuer or Basic Cardiac Life Support or 'C' level.
A four-year baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing, along with:
One undergraduate course in research methodology
One undergraduate course in statistics
Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if requested by the Faculty.
Statement of intent.
Evidence of active nursing registration in Alberta through CARNA—College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.
A security/police clearance letter
English language proficiency
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813
All graduate students must pay general fees each year, as well as program fees.
Estimate for full-time students
Canadian and permanent resident
For 12 months of study
For program completion in 12 months
For program completion in 12 months
General fees and tuition
General fees are annual and per-term fees. Annual fees are paid once per year, while per-term are paid each term (3 terms per year).
Tuition covers standard academic costs. Tuition shown is for full course completion of 11 courses. Domestic students pay $714 per course. International students pay $1,622 per course. Textbooks and other material costs are not included.
What are annual continuing fees?
Continuing fees do not apply to this program.
There is no guaranteed funding offered for this program. Information regarding scholarship and award applications can be found at this link - http://www.grad.ucalgary.ca/awards. Students are also encouraged to seek external funding to support their studies.
Fees listed here are estimates only, and have been rounded to the nearest dollar. These amounts should not be considered accurate. All amounts are in Canadian Dollars.
Fees are subject to change.
For more details and the most accurate information go to the Academic Calendar
For more general information, see our Fees and Funding Guide
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