MASTER OF NURSING
Coursework and Thesis/Project
The purpose of this program is to meet the demand for an accessible and relevant Master of Nursing (MN) degree that addresses the needs of adult learners in the nursing profession who wish to continue life-long learning, gain additional credentials, and become leaders in nursing practice, education and research. The Master of Nursing program has been designed to meet the needs of degree-holders who are regulated members in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner Register. Potential students may be working in a variety of roles and wish to increase their education to further their employment options. We anticipate that our graduates will become employed in nursing education or a variety of other roles within the health care delivery system.
Blended delivery will provide access to the program for those who may be located outside of Lethbridge. Courses will be completed online, however, twice per semester students will meet face to face with instructors, advisors, and fellow students. Students will have the option to complete a thesis or project. The program may be completed full- or part-time.
International Students: Please be advised that due to the blended delivery format of this program, with more than 50% of instruction completed online, graduates will not be eligible to obtain a post-graduation work permit after completing this program. International students interested in this program are advised to contact the International Centre before submitting an application to this program.
In case of discrepancies between this page and the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue, the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue shall prevail.
- Admission requirements
Applicants normally must meet the following requirements:
- A University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Nursing degree, or its academic equivalent, from another recognized degree granting institution.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level semester courses.
- Be a regulated members in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner register.
- Meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirement for Graduate Students.
Because the capacity of the program is limited, not all students meeting the minimum admission requirements can be admitted.
The student’s academic record and letters of recommendation will be used to rank applicants for admission.
- Application process
Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents
Before you begin an application, review the requirements for your supporting documents:
- Three references (two must be academic)
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Intent
- English language proficiency (ELP) for graduate students
- If additional documentation is required, the School of Graduate Studies will contact you
(Note: A Supervisor will be identified post-admission)
Step 2: Submit Online Application
Submit your complete application by midnight (MST/MDT) on the deadline date.
Step 3: Arrange for Official Documents
Official documents (e.g., transcripts, English language proficiency test scores) are required prior to registration.
Note: Applicants who have attended or are currently attending an institution participating in ApplyAlberta do not need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to uLethbridge from the issuing institution. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.
Step 4: Admission Decision Process
The Master of Nursing Program Committee reviews the application package and unofficially informs the applicant of the committee’s decision. Official admission decision will be sent electronically from the Admissions Office. Applicants will be notified of their official admission status from the Admissions Office by April 1. Successful applicants will be advised of registration procedures at that time.
For more details please see the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue.
I like that the U of L program is smaller. I have met most of the faculty and I’ve had the opportunity to work with many of them. I feel that my learning is more personalized and so more supportive of my learning goals. It has a nice balance between being an independent learner and learning within a community.
Noelle Sedgwick (RN, BN '13, MN student)
I have a deeper understanding of the nursing profession, health promotion, policy development, research, the role of nurses at a higher level in government to be agents for positive change. I have also learned a lot about myself personally, how determined and committed I am to the things I feel passionate about. I have also gained wonderful friendships through my fellow colleagues that have been a tremendous support through this journey.
Sarah Krogman (RN, MN student)