Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Nursing (M.Sc.N.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Field of Study:Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Government Managers - Health and Social Policy Development and Program Administration


Western's Master of Science in Nursing (MScN) program is the longest-standing graduate nursing program in Canada, and provides the basis for leadership in professional Nursing and the foundation for doctoral studies. This flexible research-based program provides opportunities for co-op study as well as the option to fast-track to the PhD Program after the first year of full-time study.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    Both general and program-specific requirements must be met to be considered for admission. All programs have one intake annually, beginning in September.
    ▪ Completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program that is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) or approved by an appropriate provincial nursing organization.
    ▪ GPA of 78 per cent (B+) or higher
    ▪ Undergraduate preparation in research and statistics
    ▪ RN registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions (expect international students).
    ▪ Current membership in the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (except international students).
    Application Notes : Additional Requirements:
    ▪ International students must meet English language fluency requirements

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 19, 2022