MN Course & Program Information
The M.N. program consists of the equivalent of 11 courses (33.0 credit hours) including a common core (18.0 credit hours) and a culminating activity (15.0 credit hours). Course sequencing will differ for the Thesis or Project option as outlined below:
- 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 NURS 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.
- 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 begins with the posing of a question and requires in-depth review of the literature, application of clearly described methodology for answering the research question, ethics approval, data collection, 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.
Full-time Course Sequencing
|Year One||Year Two|
|Project Route||NURS 5100||NURS 5120||NURS 5130||NURS 5140||NURS 5180||NURS 6002|
|NURS 5110||NURS 5170||HLSC 5510||NURS 5150|
|Thesis Route||NURS 5100||NURS 5120||NURS 5130||NURS 5140||NURS 6001||NURS 6001|
|NURS 5110||NURS 5850||NURS 5160||NURS 6001|
Part-time Course Sequencing*
|Year One||Year Two||Year Three||Year Four|
|Project Route||NURS 5100||NURS 5120||NURS 5130||NURS 5110||NURS 5170||NURS 5140||NURS 5180||HLSC 5510||NURS 5150||NURS 6002|
|Thesis Route||NURS 5100||NURS 5120||NURS 5130||NURS 5110||NURS 5850||NURS 5160||NURS 5140||NURS 6001||NURS 6001||NURS 6001||NURS 6001||NURS 6001|
*Part-time students will take four to six years to complete the M.N. program.