Master of Science (Applied) - Advanced Nursing

Interested in pursing your graduate-level nursing studies at one of Canada's premier learning institutions? Eager to be taught and encouraged by a faculty of nationally recognized researchers? Looking for a program that fosters individual judgement, creativity and initiative? If so, you definitely belong in our MSc (Applied) Program in Advanced Nursing.

Our program offers applicants different concentrations that fit with their career plans:

  • "No concentration" option
  • Nursing Services Administration
  • Global Health

 These concentrations prepare students to assume roles as clinical nurse specialists in a variety of different areas, as nurse practitioners, or to tailor their program towards a career in nursing services administration or global health.

Overview

The core content of all concentrations includes the conceptual knowledge base relevant to advanced practice nursing. This knowledge has been organized within a model of nursing known as Strengths-Based Nursing and covers such areas as family intervention, health promotion, collaborative practice, learning, coping, development and working with strengths and resources. Under this umbrella, students also acquire in-depth knowledge of additional concepts and theories that are relevant to the discipline. Students will also develop their knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research methods, engage in a systematic study of nursing problems and disseminate knowledge relevant to clinical practice.

The Ingram School of Nursing at McGill has a longstanding reputation for the rigor of its educational programs and the excellence of its program graduates. The School is internationally recognized for Strengths-Based Nursing (and before that, the McGill Model of Nursing)--which is an innovative philosophy of health promotion. It is unique in the world for its well-developed network of clinically based faculty working in hospitals and community health settings.

Master's-prepared nurses from McGill acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to assume exciting leadership positions in nursing practice, research, teaching or administration. Many of our graduates continue their studies at the doctoral level.

With the growing demand for nurses with post-baccalaureate education, there is no better time to start preparing for the future. It all begins here, at McGill's Ingram School of Nursing.

 "No Concentration" option Course of Study

The MSc(A) Advanced Nursing - "No concentration" option is a two-year, 48-credit program. Part-time studies over three to five years are also an option, but class schedules must be discussed with and approved by the academic advisor. The core content of this concentration option prepares students for advanced practice nursing roles in diverse settings and with diverse populations. Content is organized around Strengths-Based Nursing, and focuses on such areas as family intervention, collaborative practice, and working with family strengths and resources. Through clinical courses, students engage in advanced clinical assessments and interventions and develop greater capacities to reflect purposefully and in-depth on their nursing practice. Students also develop knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods, engage in a systematic study of a clinically based nursing problem, and disseminate knowledge relevant to clinical practice.

COURSE OF STUDY
Students are advised to register for sections which may be reserved for the nurse bachelor entry streams. This information appears in the "Notes" section of the MINERVA class schedule. Other important course information will be posted in this section.

Courses NUR2 608 (Fall Term) and NUR2 617 (Fall Term) must be taken concurrently in the same academic year. These sequential courses apply to part time and full time course of study.

FULL-TIME STUDIES

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1
NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1
NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3
3
3
3

NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2
NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning
Selected complementary graduate course

6
3
3

Winter term

Cr

Winter term

Cr

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2
Selected complementary graduate course
NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1

3
3
3
3

Selected complementary graduate course
NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3
NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing
NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3
3
3
3

Total credits:

24

Total credits:

24

PART-TIME STUDIES

Exceptionally this year we recommend that students studying part-time in the "no concentration " option register for NUR2 515 (Applied Statistics for Nursing) and NUR2 612 (Research methods in Nursing 1) instead of Registering for NUR2 608 (Seminar in Nursing 1) and NUR2 617 (Clinical in Family Systems 1). This will enable you the flexibility in the future to complete your Master’s degree in a shorter period of time if you choose to change to a full-time course of student in subsequent years.

We understand that limited study leaves in the clinical settings due to COVID-19 may increase the number of graduate students wishing to study part-time. Please speak with your academic advisor, heather.hart [at] mcgill.ca (Heather Hart) or the Program director, jodi.tuck [at] mcgill.ca (Jodi Tuck), if you are in this situation or if you have any other questions regarding your course of study.

PART-TIME STUDIES

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3
3

Selected complementary graduate course
Selected complementary graduate course

3
3

Winter term

Cr

Winter term

Cr

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3
3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice
 

3

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1
NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3
3

NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning
NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2

3
6

Winter term

Cr

Winter term

Cr

NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1
Selected complementary graduate course

3
3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing
NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3

3
3

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

15

 

Nursing Services Administration Concentration Course of Study

This concentration is offered to students to develop their capacity to assess the factors that affect and determine the nursing workforce. This will enable them to make strategic and effective decisions, and influence policy with regard to the planning and management of the nursing workforce.

Course Requirements (49 credits)

Important: This is the pattern in which nurses are recommended to complete the M.Sc.(A) program on a Full-Time basis. Any deviation to this schedule must be discussed and approved by melanie.lavoie-tremblay [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Melanie-Lavoie Tremblay). Students must be careful to register for sections which may be reserved for the Advance Nursing streams. This information is indicated in the “NOTES” section of the MINERVA Class Schedule. In this section, we also post any other important information pertaining to the course.

COURSE OF STUDY

FULL-TIME STUDIES

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1
NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1
NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing OR Equivalent

3
3
3
3
 

NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2
Complementary course in Administration
Complementary course in Administration

6
3
3

Winter term

 

Winter term

 

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2
NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1
Complementary course in Administration

3
3
3
3

NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3
NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice
NUR2 629 - Nursing Administration Stage OR Complementary course in Administration
NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3
3
4
3

Total credits:

24

Total credits:

25

PART-TIME STUDIES
(3-YEAR OPTION)

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 
Fall term Cr Fall term Cr

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1
NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3
3
3

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing
NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2
 
3
6
 
Winter term   Winter term  

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2
NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1

3
3
3

Complementary course in Administration
NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3

3

3
 

Total credits: 18 Total credits:

15

Year 3

 

   
Fall term Cr    

Complementary course in Administration
Complementary course in Administration


3
3
 

   
Winter term Cr    

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice
NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing
NUR2 629 - Nursing Administration Stage OR Complementary course in Administration

3
3
4

   

Total credits:

16

   

PART-TIME STUDIES
(4-YEAR OPTION)

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3
3

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing
NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3
3

Winter term

 

Winter term

 

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3
3

Complementary course in Administration
NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3
3

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

12

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Fall term

Cr

Fall term

Cr

Complementary course in Administration
Complementary course in Administration

3
3

NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2

3

Winter term

 

Winter term

 

NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1
NUR2 629 - Nursing Administration Stage OR
Complementary course in Administration

3
4

NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3
NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3
3

Total credits:

13

Total credits:

9

*Part-time studies are offered in either a three-year or four-year option. Any alteration to the following study plans must be discussed with and approved by melanie.lavoie-tremblay [at] mcgill.ca (Dr. Melanie Lavoie-Tremblay).

Global Health Concentration Course of Study

The Master of Science (Applied) - Advanced Nursing - Global Health concentration sets out to prepare students for challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments with a philosophy stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues, and ethical dilemmas that arise through this work. This concentration is offered on a full-time as well as part-time basis.

FULL-TIME STUDIES

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall Term:

Cr.

Fall Term:

Cr.

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2

6

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning

3

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 636 - Global Health Nursing Clinical

3

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

OR equivalent

3

 

 

Credits per term:

12

Credits per term:

12

Winter Term:

 

Winter Term:

 

NUR2 516 - Perspectives on Global Health

3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1

3

Selected Complementary Course

3

Credits per term:

12

Credits per term:

12

PART-TIME STUDIES

 

 

 

Year 1

 

Year 2

 

Fall Term:

Cr.

Fall Term:

Cr.

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 631 - Clinical Project 2

6

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

OR equivalent

3

NUR2 640 - Clinical Reasoning

3

 

 

NUR2 636 - Global Health Nursing Clinical

3

Credits per term:

6

Credits per term:

12

Winter Term:

 

Winter Term:

 

NUR2 516 - Perspectives on Global Health

3

NUR2 632 - Clinical Project 3

3

NUR2 630 - Clinical Project 1

3

 

 

Credits per term:

6

Credits per term:

3

Year 3

 

Year 4

 

Fall Term:

Cr.

Fall Term:

Cr.

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

 

 

Credits per term:

6

Credits per term:

3

Winter Term:

 

Winter Term:

 

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

Selected complementary graduate course

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

Credits per term:

6

Credits per term:

6

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