Part 1: Master of Nursing Program

Description of Project and Thesis Routes

Project Route:          

The Project route is for students who want to make a significant contribution to a nursing practice setting via activity other than a research Project. A Project involves the application of a variety of nursing evidence into a deliverable that can be readily utilized by nurses or clients in a practice setting. The course Nursing 5130 - Practice Experience may stimulate possible Project ideas. The Project will not entail collection of data from individuals and will not require ethics review. There are many possible formats for a scholarly Project. Students are encouraged to discuss this route with the Chair of the Master of Nursing Program Committee (see Part 7: Project Route).

Project-Route Student On-Campus Schedule

 

Year 1

Year 2

 

Term 1

Fall

Term 2

Spring

Term 3

Summer

Term 1

Fall

Term 2

Spring

Term 3

Summer

First on-campus orientation and/or classes at the start of the term

2 day orientation and

½ day class NURS 5100

½ day class NURS 5110

1/2 day class NURS 5120

1/2 day class NURS 5170

NURS 5130 no on-campus meetings

 

1/2 day class NURS 5180

( non-nursing elective also taken this semester)

1/1 day class NURS 5140

1/2 day class NURS 5150

1 day class NURS 6002

 

Second on-campus classes approximately 2/3 way through the term

1/2 day class NURS 5100

1/2 day class NURS 5110

1/2 day class NURS 5120

1/2 day class NURS 5170

1/2 day class NURS 5180

1/2 day class NURS 5140

1/2 day class NURS 5150

NOTE: Where two courses are scheduled in a semester, the on-campus meetings will occur concurrently.

Thesis Route:

The Thesis route is for students who wish to do research and is the preferred route for students who may plan to engage in doctoral studies in the future. A Thesis is theory-oriented, and begins with the posing of a question that will in some way contribute to the building or validating theory. A thesis requires in-depth review of the literature, application of clearly described methodology for answering the research question, ethics approval, data collection, thorough description of the results of the work, a synthesis of the research findings with current literature, and implication of the research for both theory and practice. Students should be aware that a Thesis requires a large investment in time and energy. Students are encouraged to discuss Thesis requirements with the Chair of the Master of Nursing Program Committee (see Part 8: Thesis Route)

Thesis-Route Student On-Campus Schedule

 

Year 1

Year 2

 

Term 1

Fall

Term 2

Spring

Term 3

Summer

Term 1

Fall

Term 2

Spring

Term 3

Summer

First on-campus orientation and/or classes at the start of the term

2 day orientation and

½ day class NURS 5100

½ day class NURS 5110

1/2 day class NURS 5120

(research methods elective also taken this semester)

NURS 5130 no on-campus meetings

 

1/2 day class NURS 5160

 

1/2 day class NURS 5140

As needed for thesis committee meetings

1 day class NURS 6001: Thesis Defence

 

Second on-campus classes approximately 2/3 way through the term

1/2 day class NURS 5100

1/2 day class NURS 5110

1/2 day class NURS 5120

(research methods elective also taken this semester)

1 day meeting for thesis proposal colloquium

1/2 day class NURS 5140

As needed for thesis committee meetings

 

NOTE: Where two courses are scheduled in a semester, the on-campus meetings will occur together


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