Because we pride ourselves on providing high quality NP concentrations that will prepare you for future practice. Our nurse and medical directors have extensive experience in their fields of expertise and are committed to supporting your education in your chosen area of study. Both of our longstanding NP concentrations (neonatal and primary care) have received full 5-year accreditation. We are student-centered and regularly ask for student feedback in order to continuously improve our NP Program.
SOP can differ significantly from province to province across Canada; however, with SOP restrictions opening up regularly in Quebec, our program aims to be forward-minded and ensure you have the knowledge and skills that we foresee you will need in future practice.
We do not currently have an online option.
The purpose of the interview is to get to know you and to understand your motivations for applying to our program. We want to make sure that you are a good fit and vice versa. We would expect that you have done your research and have a good understanding of the role of the NP.
There is no cap on admissions. If you are a good fit for the program, we will make space for you.
No, you do not need a signed work contract to apply to the program. You can only sign a contract of employment after starting your practicum/clinical placement.
Yes, bilingualism is an admission criteria. French proficiency is also an OIIQ requirement for a nursing license in the province of Quebec.
While English proficiency is important, it is McGill policy that all written work/assignments can be submitted in the French language.
Unfortunately, no. You must have full Quebec nursing licensure before applying. For more information, please contact the OIIQ.
Upon receiving your application, your GPA will be converted for the application review.
You can still apply. We evaluate applicants whose GPA is below 3.0 on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, online courses and degrees can be considered and must be equivalent to the baccalaureate or master’s degrees offered at McGill.
Unfortunately no. Your previous educational background has to be in nursing with a degree that is equivalent to the to the baccalaureate or master’s degrees offered at McGill.
Absolutely not! We are unique in offering the possibility of completing a graduate certificate + graduate diploma to complete your education and training as a nurse practitioner.
Yes, every new application comes with an application fee. If you have an undergraduate degree in nursing, you will be applying to the MScA, then eventually to the Graduate diploma, resulting in 2 application fees. If you have a graduate degree in nursing, you will start as a ‘special student’, and then apply to the Graduate certificate, then the Graduate diploma, resulting in 3 application fees.
You can ask for a deferral until the following academic year. It is important to note however, you can only do this once and only before the beginning of the program of study.
This depends on your full/part-time status and on your previous educational level. However, if you are full-time and doing the full MScA + graduate diploma, it will take you 2.5 years to complete the program.
Yes, this is a possibility for the first year of the program; however the second year must be completed full-time.
Well, that is wonderful news. Congratulations! McGill University grants the possibility of parental Leave of Absence (LOA). Please contact the Graduate Student Affairs Office as soon as possible to get information on when you need to provide documentation from your physician and other information.
No, you do not have to find your own clinical placement site. Our program has very good working relationships with our clinical partners and we have always been able to provide a quality practicum to our NP students.
Yes, absolutely! Currently there are around 500 NPs in the province of Quebec. However, there is a government plan to create a total of 2,000 NP positions, in all 4 specialty areas, by the year 2025.
NP licensing exams are organized by the OIIQ. Our graduates (finishing their practicum in December) typically write their exam in May of the following year. You have 3 attempts to successfully pass this exam; however, the great majority of our graduates (83% as of 2017) passed the licensing exam during their first sitting. For information visit the OIIQ website.
You will need to apply for equivalency in the jurisdiction where you would like to practice. Quebec programs have higher requirements in terms of graduate-level theory and practicum hours.
Typically, they practice in GMFs (family medicine clinics), CLSCs (community clinics), Centres for youth protection, rural areas and detention centres.
In the community (primary care), in hospitals (in-patient units) and in ambulatory clinics.
In hospitals (in-patient units, ICU) and ambulatory clinics.
In hospitals (NICU).
In hospitals (in-patient units, ICU) and ambulatory or specialized clinics.
This really depends on your previous work experience; however, the range for the NP salary is (NIVEAU 07) 65,700$ - 87,600$ (point milieu) - 113,900$ CAD per year.