Part 3: Registration and Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

To graduate from the MN program, students must have satisfied the following requirements:

 

Project Route

Thesis Route

Course Work

NURS 5100–Nursing Ethics, Policy, and Politics

NURS 5110–Health Research: Critique, Synthesis, and Application

NURS 5120–Nursing as Art and Science

NURS 5130–Practice Experience

NURS  5140–Populations and Places for Nursing Practice

NURS 5150–Project Development Seminar

NURS 5170–Teaching and Learning in Nursing

NURS 5180–Concepts and Innovations in Nursing Practice

Non-nursing elective

NURS 5100–Nursing Ethics, Policy, and Politics

NURS 5110–Health Research: Critique, Synthesis, and Application

NURS 5120–Nursing as Art and Science

NURS 5130–Practice Experience

NURS 5140–Populations and Places for Nursing Practice

NURS 5160–Thesis Proposal Seminar

Non-nursing elective (in research methods pertaining to identified program of research)

Final Requirement

NURS 6002–Final Project

NURS 6001–Thesis

Academic Standards

Students must receive a minimum grade of “B–“ (2.70) in all courses which are graded and count toward the degree. A student who receives more than two grades below a “B–“ may be asked to withdraw from the program. All courses completed in the MN program, or transferred into the program, are included in the calculation of the grade point average (GPA) for graduation purposes. Transfer credit is not included in the GPA on the official transcript. A student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in order to graduate from the MN program.

Residency Requirement

Residence is defined as the period during which the student is registered in the program and  is taking courses, conducting research or working on the research project or written thesis at the University of Lethbridge. If needed, a graduate student may apply for up to a one-academic-year extension. All courses specified by the MN Program Committee, including the research project and written thesis, must be successfully completed and submitted within the maximum time limit. Failure to complete within this period will result in the candidate being required to withdraw from the program. Under extenuating circumstances, the MN Program Committee may allow a longer extension. A student who does not register in the program in any semester will be considered to have withdrawn, unless a Leave of Absence has been granted by the MN Program Committee. Since permission is not automatic, students who anticipate an interruption in their program should notify the MN Program Committee in writing, seeking prior approval for a Leave of Absence.

Students are required to come to the University of Lethbridge campus for meetings throughout the program for all courses with the exception of NURS 5130–Practice Experience. (see Description of Project and Thesis Routes)

Time Limit

Minimum time to completion will be two years for full-time study or four years of part-time study.

Maximum time to completion will be three years for full-time study or six years for part-time students.         


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