Graduate Certificate Theory programs - Nurse Master's Entry

***IMPORTANT!***

For all applicants except Neonatology: entry to the Certificate program begins as a Special Student in the Fall term in order to complete prerequisite courses (see Course of Study for list).

Candidates will have to apply twice: once as a Special Student and, once accepted, they apply again to the Graduate Certificate (see dates below). 

The Graduate Certificate; Theory in Mental Health, Graduate Certificate; Theory in Neonatology, the Graduate Certificate; Theory in Pediatrics and the Graduate Certificate; Theory in Primary Care, programs were developed as a stepping stone for nursing graduates with a Master's degree (please see the “What program path is right for you” section) to acquire the necessary advanced-level knowledge in biomedical sciences in order to progress to the Graduate Diploma programs.

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate programs must hold a Master's degree in nursing that is equivalent to the one offered at the Ingram School of Nursing. Contact the Nurse Practitioner Programs Director (listed at the bottom of the page) in order to have your transcript assessed before you apply.

Please note that all four Nurse Practitioner concentrations delivers some courses in French, making proficiency in French a requirement for the programs.

 

Application process

Consult our Applying to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.

 

Important notice for Out-of-Province and International students

Students in the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program are required to hold a "carte de stage" allowing them to participate in the required clinical practicum at the end of the second year of the program. The carte de stage is granted by the OIIQ to Nurse Practitioner candidates that are licensed in Quebec.

International students must therefore obtain full licensure from the OIIQ before submitting their application to the Nurse Practitioner Program. 

Please note that in order to obtain a nursing license in Quebec, one must be proficient in the French language. For more information regarding the OIIQ licensure eligibility criteria, please contact the OIIQ at 514-935-2505.

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program delivers some courses in French, making proficiency in French a requirement for our program as well.


Application deadlines

Certificate in Mental Health

Certificate in Neonatology

Certificate in Pediatrics

Certificate in Primary Care

Canadian applicants:

International applicants

Canadian applicants:

International applicants:

Canadian applicants:

International applicants

Canadian applicants:

International applicants

Fall admission as Special Student: February 1

not applicable

Summer Admission: Jan. 15

not applicable

Fall admission as Special Student: February 1

not applicable

Fall admission as Special Student: February 1

not applicable

Winter admission: Sept. 30

not applicable

 

 

Winter admission: Sept. 30

not applicable

Winter admission: Sept. 30

not applicable

 

Academic Advisor

Norma Ponzoni
Nurse Practitioner Programs Director
norma.ponzoni [at] mcgill.ca