What is the difference between the Master of Nursing and Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management programs?
Master of Nursing program is designed for individuals interested in nursing practice, education and research.
The GCHSM is designed for individuals with an undergraduate degree in health care, who are working full-time and would like to move into (or have recently been promoted into) a managerial role. This program is available for students who wish to increase their knowledge level but may be unable to, or are cautious about, committing to a full Master’s degree.
Who can apply for this program?
Students who hold an undergraduate degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Management, or a University of Lethbridge's Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Health Sciences Combined degree are eligible to apply for this program. Please also check the admission requirements above.
Is a student holding a master’s degree or post-baccalaureate graduate certificate in a different field of study eligible to apply for the GCHSM program?
Yes. A student holding an approved master’s degree or a post-baccalaureate graduate certificate from a recognized institution who wants to pursue an entirely different field of study to enhance or change their career focus, or international students seeking North American credentials, may be considered for admission to a U of L graduate certificate program provided he/she meets all of the admission requirements.
Students normally are not eligible to pursue a second post-baccalaureate graduate certificate or master’s degree which is similar to one already completed at a recognized institution. Generally, degrees or certificates with identical or closely related content are considered to be similar.
Do I need to have current full-time employment in the health industry to be eligible to apply for this program?
No, you don't have to be currently employed in the health industry but you may need to provide evidence of successful work experience in the health sector depending on the admission route you qualify for. Please see the admission requirements above.
I am a busy working professional, will this program fit my busy schedule?
Absolutely. The program is delivered in a manner that allows busy professionals to continue working with minimum coursework (only 15 credit hours).
I am an international student seeking North American credentials, am I eligible for this program?
Yes. You may be considered for admission to the program provided you meet all the admission requirements mentioned above.