Applicants to the combined MN/MBA program must be admitted to the MN program, and make a separate application for admission to the MBA program. Students must meet the requirements of the MN and MBA programs. The respective Combined Program Committee will review each application. Normally, only a full-time student in the Master of Nursing program may take a combined program. Please consult with the Faculty of Nursing Graduate Programs Office for more information.
For MBA admission requirements, see MBA (Course-Based).
MN Admission Requirements
In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Faculty of Nursing requires that an applicant must:
a) Be a Registered Nurse or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse holding a baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing.
b) Registered Nurses must be eligible for active nursing registration in Alberta (registrants in the program must provide proof of active CARNA registration or equivalent each year); Registered Psychiatric Nurses are expected to provide proof of active registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) or equivalent each year.
c) Have completed one undergraduate course (3 units) in statistics with a grade of "C" or better.
d) Submit two references, one from someone capable of assessing the applicant’s academic and research ability, normally an academic, and one from someone who can attest to the applicant’s nursing practice and expertise.
e) For applicants required to provide proof of proficiency in English, submit a minimum TOEFL score of 97 (Internet-based test); IELTS score of 7.0; PTE score of 68; or a CAEL overall score of 70 (no less than 70 on reading and writing sections). This requirement can also be met by completing the Academic Communication Certificate with a minimum grade of "A-" in writing courses.
f) Have an interview(s) with a faculty member, if requested by the Faculty.
Academic Accommodation Policy for Students with Disabilities
It is important for students with documented disabilities, who have met the admission criteria, to note that the Academic Accommodation Policy does not require the University to lower or substantially modify standards in order to accommodate students with disabilities. Adaptive technology and/or academic accommodations are available to facilitate learning, but they do not relieve students of their responsibilities to develop the essential skills and abilities expected of all other students.