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  • Ingram School of Nursing
  • 680 Sherbrooke West, Suite 1800
  • Montreal QC H3A 2M7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-4151
  • Fax: 514-398-8455
  • Website: mcgill.ca/nursing

About Nursing

About Nursing

The Ingram School of Nursing is a professional School within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences that has been educating nurses since 1920. On September 10, 2012 the School was formally renamed the Ingram School of Nursing in recognition of Richard and Satoko Ingram and their exceptional support for Nursing at McGill. The School is internationally recognized for its distinctive vision, leadership in nursing, and the quality of its programs. McGill nursing graduates have earned a reputation as outstanding clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in their discipline.

Recently, the Ingram School of Nursing adopted Strengths-Based Nursing (SBN) as its foundation for practice, education, and research. SBN is a culmination of an approach to nursing that has been an integral part of the McGill School of Nursing since its founding in 1920, evolving from the McGill Model of Nursing. SBN is both a philosophy as well as a value-driven approach that has as its foundational pillars in person/family-centered care, empowerment, relational care, and innate and acquired healing.

At the graduate level, the Ingram School of Nursing offers tailored programs in advanced nursing practice that prepare our students to be leaders in their field. The learning experience at the School is geared to foster individual judgment, creativity, and initiative. Led by nationally recognized researchers and clinicians, students will participate in cutting-edge programs of research and knowledge translation projects related to nursing practice and administration. McGill's Ingram School of Nursing is for you if you want to contribute to the knowledge base of advanced nursing practice and want to be involved actively in changing how healthcare is delivered locally, nationally, and internationally.

The School and its laboratories are situated at 680 Sherbrooke Street West and occupy the 18th, 19th, and 20th floors of that building. The state-of-the-art Satoko Shibata Clinical Nursing Laboratories are designed to offer students a wealth of hands-on experience. The School also accommodates student lounges, faculty and staff offices, mid- and small-sized classrooms, and meeting rooms. Students registered in the School also take courses in other faculties within the University. Selected experience in nursing is provided in the McGill University Health Centre, other McGill-affiliated hospitals, and in a wide variety of health agencies in Montreal.

For information on undergraduate programs, please consult the Ingram School of Nursing's Undergraduate section.

M.Sc.A. Program and Concentrations

The Master's (Applied) in Nursing is offered in a number of formal concentrations, which are listed in the table below.

Graduate Certificates and Diplomas

Nurse applicants with a master's degree in Nursing and with the required clinical experience are prepared for nurse practitioner roles through our Graduate Certificate and/or Diploma programs. These programs offer students the necessary biomedical skills and knowledge in either Neonatology, Pediatrics, Mental Health, or Primary Care to prepare them for the next step to their career, which is the OIIQ (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec) nurse practitioner licensing exam.

Doctoral Program

The Ph.D. program in Nursing is designed to prepare nurses for careers as researchers, academics and health care leaders who will develop the discipline of nursing through the advancement of nursing knowledge, practice and education.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

This is a two-year program. Part-time studies over three to five years are also an option for students. The core content of the Advanced Nursing major focuses on advanced practice nursing roles in diverse settings and with diverse populations. Content is organized based on Strength Based Nursing and focuses on such areas as family intervention, collaborative practice, and working with family strengths and resources. Through clinical courses, advanced clinical assessments and interventions emphasis is based on greater capacities to reflect purposefully and in-depth on their nursing practice. Students also engage in a systematic study of a clinically based nursing problem, which will disseminate knowledge relevant to clinical practice.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Global Health (48 credits)

This concentration focuses on the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments, while stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues and ethical dilemmas that arise through work. It is based on the belief that we have much to learn from one another. The (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis); Global Health concentration provides student with global health content throughout their program of study, and students spend one semester taking clinical -and project-based courses in their final year in a global health placement site. This concentration is supported by the Global Health Committee of the Ingram School of Nursing.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Nursing Services Administration (49 credits)

This concentration focuses on students capacity to assess the factors that affect and determine the nursing workforce including making strategic and effective decisions, and influencing policy with regard to the planning and management of the nursing workforce.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Global Health (48 credits)

This concentration prepares students for the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments, while stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues, and ethical dilemmas that arise through this work. It is based on a belief that we have much to learn from one another. The (M.Sc.A.); Nursing (Non-Thesis) - Global Health provides students with global health content throughout their program of study, and students spend one semester taking clinical- and project-based courses in their final year in a global health placement site. This concentration is supported by the Global Health Committee of the Ingram School of Nursing. Students in the Direct Entry concentration that wish to complete Global Health Studies should apply to the Global Health Direct Entry concentration.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Adult Care (45 credits)

The Master of Science(Applied) in Nurse Practitioner; Non-Thesis - Adult Care is open to Bachelor’s prepared nurses and is taken concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care. This course of study is designed to prepare students to assume the full scope of Adult Care Nurse Practitioner practice. Adult Care Nurse practitioners provide advanced-practice nursing care (including performing assessments, forming medical impressions, providing treatments, and ensuring continuity of care) to the adult population with complex acute, chronic or critical health issues, requiring secondary and tertiary line of care. The program is built on a foundation of Strengths-Based Nursing care of individuals, families and communities.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Mental Health (45 credits)

This concentration is intended to train graduate-level nurses to take on an advanced practice role. Mental Health Nurse Practitioners assume responsibility for tasks related to physical assessment, clinical impressions, and treatment within legally sanctioned, pre-determined conditions, that have traditionally been exclusive to medical practice.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Neonatology (45 credits)

This concentration focuses on the multifaceted role of nurse practitioner in intermediate, acute, and critical care in neonatology. The nurse practitioner needs the necessary knowledge/understanding required to practice in a collaborative manner in providing services designed to deal with the health care needs and problems of neonates and their families in a variety of settings. The nurse practitioner is expected to function at various levels in educating families/co-workers, consultation, liaison, and managerial skills. These areas are addressed within the curriculum.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Pediatrics (45 credits)

This concentration focuses on the multifaceted role of nurse practitioner in intermediate, acute, and critical care in neonatology. The nurse practitioner needs the necessary knowledge/understanding required to practice in a collaborative manner in providing services designed to deal with the health care needs and problems of neonates and their families in a variety of settings. The nurse practitioner is expected to function at various levels in educating families/co-workers, consultation, liaison, and managerial skills. These areas are addressed within the curriculum.

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Primary Care (45 credits)

This concentration was developed in order to train graduate-level nurses to take on this advanced practice role. Primary Care Nurse Practitioners assume responsibility for tasks related to physical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment within legally sanctioned, pre-determined conditions that have traditionally been exclusive to medical practice. The Primary Care concentration focuses on a wide range of acute and chronic health concerns across the life span.

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Neonatology (15 credits)

This program of study is open to graduate-prepared nurses and focuses on the acquisition of advanced-level knowledge of the biomedical sciences that is required for NP (nurse practitioner) practice. The Graduate Certificate Theory and the Graduate Diploma Nurse Practitioner specialty programs cannot be taken concurrently.

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Pediatrics (15 credits)

This program of study is open to graduate-prepared nurses and focuses on the acquisition of advanced-level knowledge of the biomedical sciences that is required for NP (nurse practitioner) practice. The Graduate Certificate Theory and the Graduate Diploma Nurse Practitioner specialty programs cannot be taken concurrently.

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Primary Care (15 credits)

This program of study is open to graduate-prepared nurses and focuses on the acquisition of advanced-level knowledge of the biomedical sciences that is required for NP (nurse practitioner) practice. The Graduate Certificate Theory and the Graduate Diploma Nurse Practitioner specialty programs cannot be taken concurrently.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

This diploma is open to graduates of the Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.Sc.A. or the Mental Health Graduate Certificate. In this final step of preparation for taking on the Mental Health NP (nurse practitioner) role, students have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of psychology and the biomedical sciences through their application to clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates will be eligible to write the mental health nurse practitioner licensing exam.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

This diploma is open to graduates of the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner M.Sc.A. or the Neonatal Graduate Certificate. In this final step of preparation for taking on the Neonatal NP (nurse practitioner) role, students have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the biomedical sciences through its application to clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates will be eligible to write the neonatal nurse practitioner licensing exam.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

This diploma is open to graduates of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner M.Sc.A. or the Pediatric Graduate Certificate. In this final step of preparation for taking on the Pediatric NP (nurse practitioner) role, students have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the biomedical sciences through its application to clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates will be eligible to write the pediatric nurse practitioner licensing exam.

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

This diploma is open to graduates of the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner M.Sc.A. or the Primary Care Graduate Certificate. In this final step of preparation for taking on the Primary Care NP (nurse practitioner) role, students have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the biomedical sciences through its application to clinical practice. Upon successful completion of the diploma, candidates will be eligible to write the primary care nurse practitioner licensing exam.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing

The Ph.D. program focuses on the development of advanced skills in critical thinking,scholarly communication and the conduct of rigorous research related to the student's selected topic of inquiry.The program is open to nurses with either an undergraduate or graduate degree in Nursing, or students who have completed a 2-year master’s program in Nursing or a related field.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Aug. 26, 2021) (disclaimer)

Nursing Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Nursing Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Proficiency in English

Since the language of instruction at McGill University is English, some applicants may need to provide proof of English language proficiency. Please visit the Future Graduate Students website to see if this applies to you. Applicants must write term papers, examinations, and theses in English or in French.

Before being considered for admission, appropriate exam results must be submitted directly from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing Systems) office using McGill's Institutional code: 0935.

  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) with each component score no less than 20
  • IELTS: a minimum overall score of 7.5

An institutional version of the TOEFL is not acceptable. Applications will not be considered if TOEFL or IELTS test results are not available.

For more information about the Language Policy at McGill University, please refer to University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Regulations > Language Policy.

GRE (Graduate Record Examination) general test results may be required in individual circumstances.

Students who have not completed their studies in North America may be asked to arrange for an interview as part of the application process.

CASPer Assessment

Applicants to the Qualifying Year, Master's Advanced Nursing, Masters Nurse Practitioner

All applicants to the Qualifying Year and Masters of Science (Applied) programs and each of its concentrations at McGill University will be required to complete a mandatory online 90-minute computer-based assessment called CASPerTM, as a component of the selection process. CASPerTM, the computer-based assessment for sampling personal characteristics is a web-based situational judgement test designed to evaluate key personal and professional characteristics essential for students to be successful in nursing school and ultimately, as practicing nurses. Some of these characteristics include professionalism, empathy, compassion and cultural sensitivity. Since CASPerTM assesses no-cognitive and interpersonal characteristics, studying is not required.

For more information please review mcgill.ca/nursing/apply.

General Admission Requirements and Information

Nurse applicants to the master's program may complete their studies on a part-time basis (with the exception of those in Nurse Practitioner areas of study, where only the first year may be taken part-time, i.e. minimum of 3 credits per term to a maximum of 4 years. Applicants to the Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas should consult with their advisor concerning course load.

Nurse applicants are expeted to hold current registration in their Canadian province or in the United States. Nurses who are not licensed in Quebec must be registered with the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec upon the start of their graduate studies. Nurse applicants to the Nurse Practitioner programs must hold current and full licensure with the OIIQ.

Nurse applicants whose previous nursing degree(s) was completed outside of Canada are required to have at least one year of experience as nurses in their country of origin, in addition to one year of experience as nurses in Canada or the United States.

Nurse applicants to the section section 12.1.10: Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Neonatology Nurse Practitioner (45 credits)program must have a minimum of two years' experince in neonatorlogy in a level 3 unit.

All applicants to the nursing Master's, Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and PH.D. programs should consult the Ingram Schoolof Nursingwebsite for more information on admission requirements and application processes.

Additional Admission Requirements (by Program)

Master's Direct Entry Program

Direct-Entry applicants must complete their Qualifying Year and the master's program of study on a full-time basis, i.e., a total of three years. The School considers admisisons to this program for the Fall term only.

French Language Proficiency

In the clinical settings where much of our program delivery takes place, the ability to communicate proficiently in French is necessary to effectively learn and safely work with and support patients, families and healthcare teams. French is essential to the successful completion of this Nursing degreee program. Candidates are encouraged to consult the Ingram School of Nursing website for more information on French Language Proficiency and for all admission requirements to the Qualifying Year, at: mcgill.ca/nursing/apply.

Upon successful completion of the Qualifying Year, candidates must apply to the Master's program. The applicant's undergraduate record must meet the minimum general requirements of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, which includes a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or a high "B" standing in undergraduate studies. Entering students normallly hold an undergraduate degree in arts, humanitites, science or social science disciplines because the program draws heavily on skills and knowledge typically developed in such areas.

Master's Advanced Nursing Program - all concentrations

Applicants to the master's degree must have completed a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. This preparation must be comparable to that offered in the bachelor's in nursing programs at McGill, which includes an Introductory Statistics course (3 credits).

Prospective applicants whose undergraduate degree differs from the McGill degree are encouraged to contact the Ingram School of Nursing to have the eligibility of their degree assessed. Experience in nursing is strongly recommended. International applicants who have been licensed in another country must have worked as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada for at least one year, which will provide them with the necessary knowledge of the health care system required for advanced nursing studies.

Master's Nurse Practitioner Programs - all concentrations

Applicants to the master's degree must have completed a bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. This preparation must be comparable to that offered in the bachelor's in nursing programs at McGill, which includes an Introductory Statistics course (3 credits).

Prospective applicants whose undergraduate degree differs from the McGill degree are encouraged to contact the Ingram School of Nursing to have the eligibility of their degree assessed. A minimum of 3360 hours of experience in nursing is required. Candidates are encouraged to consult the Ingram School of Nursing website for more information on the type of experience required for each concentration.

International applicants who have been licensed in another country must have worked as a registered nurse in the United States or Canada for at least one year, which will provide them with the necessary knowledge of the health care system required for advanced nursing studies.

Graduate Certificate in Nurse Practitioner - Mental Health, Primary Care, Pediatrics

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing comparable to McGill with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required. Please note that the Graduate Certificate program is a secondary or follow-up program and is only open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing the Special Term. Prior to entry, applicants are required to have a minimum of 3,360 hours of nursing experience in Canada in the specialty area over the previous five years.

Applicants will be required to complete the Graduate Diploma in the same concentration as well in order to qualify to sit the licensing exam.

Graduate Certificate in Nurse Practitioner - Neonatology

Applicants must hold a master’s degree in nursing comparable to McGill with a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale required. Prior to entry, applicants are required to have a minimum of 3,360 hours of nursing experience in Canada in the specialty area over the previous five years. Applicants will be required to complete the Graduate Diploma in the same concentration as well in order to qualify to sit the licensing exam.

Graduate Diplomas in Nurse Practitioner

Please note that the Graduate Diploma program is a secondary or follow-up program and is only open to students who have completed or are in the process of completing McGill's MScA Nurse Practitioner Program or the Graduate Certificate Nurse Practitioner Program. Prior to entry, applicants are required to have a minimum of 3,360 hours of nursing experience in Canada in the specialty area over the previous five years.

Students in the 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 Quebec Order of Nurses (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec – OIIQ) to Nurse Practitioner candidates that are licensed in Quebec.

International students must therefore obtain current and full licensure from the OIIQ before submitting their application to any concentration of 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 directly.

All Nurse Practitioner concentrations deliver some courses in French, making proficiency in French a requirement for these programs as well.

Ph.D. Program

Applicants admitted to the doctoral program through McGill University must have completed master’s-level studies with either their undergraduate or graduate degree in nursing comparable to McGill. Applicants must have a CGPA minimum of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 or a B+ standing.

The School considers admissions to the doctoral program for the Fall and Winter terms.

Registration and Regulations

Registration and Regulations

Official registration through Minerva must be completed by August 14. Students registering late for reasons unrelated to the admission procedure are subject to the late payment fee.

Newly admitted students will receive information from the Graduate Nursing Student Affairs Office regarding any orientation sessions being scheduled for the fall. Students should contact their academic advisor for approval of complementary courses before the add/drop deadline.

For the list of advisors by concentration, refer to the Graduate Program Student and Faculty Handbook.

All students (new admits and returning students) are responsible for ensuring that registration is completed according to the University timetable deadlines.

Course Requirements

Students are provided with the course objectives, requirements, and methods of evaluation at the beginning of each course. Students will not be permitted to write an examination in any course unless they have fulfilled the requirements, including attendance.

Clinical Requirements

Please visit mcgill.ca/nursing/students/clinical for further details. A table of these requirements and respective deadline dates is outlined on this page. The log in to the student portal to the site where you can upload your documents is also on this page.

University Success Workshop Series

Any student who is experiencing difficulty in meeting program requirements is encouraged to seek help and take advantage of academic services that McGill offers. Information is available at mcgill.ca/firstyear/graduate-postdoctoral/resources-success. Further information on services available to students is available at University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Student Services and Information > Student Services – Downtown Campus.

Regulations Concerning Clinical Placement Courses

  • Clinical courses must be taken sequentially as identified in the course of study for your concentration.
  • Students must be registered with the OIIQ before they can have access to clinical placements. Students who have not completed the registration procedure cannot commence clinical studies.
  • Students must have met the vaccination/immunization requirements prior to commencing clinical studies in September.
  • Students are required to purchase equipment such as a stethoscope and physical-assessment equipment. Information is provided at registration or within specific courses.
  • Students are expected to demonstrate professional behaviour at all times. The Code of Ethics for Nurses and the McGill University Code of Student Conduct (as outlined in the mcgill.ca/students/srr/academicrights and mcgill.ca/secretariat/policies-and-regulations) provide guidelines. Professional behaviour is expected in relation to classmates, teachers, patients, the interprofessional team, and the institutions within which studies take place.
  • In any formal documentation, students must identify themselves as a McGill Nursing Student with the respective year of study noted.
  • Name badges must be worn at all times in clinical studies. These are ordered in the Fall semester of the first year of studies and the cost is charged directly to the student's fee account. Name badges are ordered through the Ingram School of Nursing and students will be required to purchase two sets of name badges in early Fall prior to starting clinical placement. Students must comply with the uniform policy during clinical placements.
  • Students must have a photo I.D. taken at the MUHC for their clinical placements there.
  • Attendance in clinical courses is mandatory and absences must be discussed with the instructor. Students with repeat absences may be asked to defer clinical studies if progress in the clinical course is compromised.
  • Students whose performance in clinical studies does not meet the course objectives will be informed in writing and a learning plan will be developed. Students whose performance is below expectations or who are unsafe in clinical studies may be required to withdraw from the course at any time.
  • Students whose academic performance is below expectation or considered to be incompetent or unsafe in clinical studies can be required to withdraw from the course at any time—in such cases the student will receive a grade of WF or F.
  • While an effort is made to place students within reasonable travelling distance for clinical studies, each student must budget a sum of money to travel to and from a patient home and clinical institutions.
  • Special requests for specific location or hours of clinical study cannot be accommodated.
  • Students who are seropositive for Hepatitis B, C, or HIV and/or any other blood-borne pathogens have an obligation to notify their Program Director. These students are referred to the Blood-Borne Infection Risk Assessment Unit (Service d'évaluation des risques de transmission d'infection hématogènes [SERTIH]) of the Québec Institut national de santé publique responsible for all infected workers, including nursing students. The service will make recommendations regarding clinical placement based on the nature of the situation.
  • Clinical courses that are offered during the Summer session may require that students study during the day, evening, night or weekend.
  • Clinical agencies generally require students entering their facility to undergo a Criminal Reference Check prior to being granted permission to enter their facility.
  • For more information on clinical requirements, see mcgill.ca/nursing/students/student-portal/clinical.

RN Licensure (Registration) to Practice

Graduates of an entry-to-practice program in nursing must seek licensure to practice on completion of the degree. The granting of a license to practice nursing and the right to be called a "Nurse – N" is a jurisdictional issue and varies from province to province within Canada, state to state in the United States, and country to country around the world.

NP Licensure (Registration) to Practice

Graduates of an entry to practice program in nurse practitioner must seek licensure to practice as a nurse practitioner upon completion of the degree. The granting of a license to practice as a nurse practitioner and the right to be called a "Nurse Practitioner – NP" is a jurisdictional issue which the professional order of Nurses determines and assigns. In Quebec, the licensure exam for NPs is a joint exam with the OIIQ and the Collège des médecins du Québec.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill's online application for graduate program candidates is available at mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations & Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

For information on the application process as well as the supporting documents required in addition to the uApply online application, please visit the Nursing website, then search for your program of study.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Students who have not completed their studies in North America may be asked to arrange for an interview as part of the application process.
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) general test results may be required in individual circumstances.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application Dates and Deadlines

Application opening dates are set by Enrolment Services in consultation with Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS), while application deadlines are set by the Ingram School of Nursing and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

  Application Opening Dates Application Deadlines
  All Applicants Non-Canadian citizens (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Canadian citizens/Perm. residents of Canada (incl. Special, Visiting & Exchange) Current McGill Students (any citizenship)
Fall Term:
  • Qualifying for the M.Sc.A. Nursing
Sept. 15 Jan. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1
Fall Term:
  • M.Sc.A. Nursing (pending completion of the Qualifying Year)
  • M.Sc.A. Advanced Nursing
  • M.Sc.A. Nurse Practitioner
Sept. 15 N/A Feb. 1 Feb. 1
Fall Term:
  • Ph.D. Nursing
Sept. 15 Jan. 1 Feb. 1 Feb. 1
Winter Term:
  • M.Sc.A. Advanced Nursing part-time studies in Advanced Clinical Practice and Nursing Services Admin
Feb. 15 N/A Sept. 30 Sept. 30
Winter Term:
  • Ph.D. Nursing
Feb. 15 Sept. 1 Nov. 1 Nov. 1
Winter Term:
  • Graduate Certificates in Pediatrics, Mental Health, and Primary Care (pending completion of Special Term in Fall)
Feb. 15 N/A Oct. 15 Oct. 15
Summer Term:
  • Graduate Diploma – all concentrations (pending completion of MScA or Graduate Certificate in the same concentration.)
  • Graduate Certificate in Neonatology
May 15 N/A Feb. 15 Feb. 15

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Aug. 26, 2021) (disclaimer)

Nursing Faculty

Nursing Faculty

Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
David H. Eidelman; M.D.,C.M.(McG.), FRCPC, FACP
Associate Dean (Medicine) and Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Anita Gagnon; N., B.Sc.(N.)(CUA), M.P.H.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Director, Ingram School of Nursing – Education
Josée Bonneau; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.)(Montr.)
Associate Director, Ingram School of Nursing – Research
Carmen G. Loiselle; RN, Ph.D.
B.N. (Integrated) - Online Modality and Continuing Nursing Initiatives Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Annie Chevrier; N., B.N.I., M.Sc.A.(McG.)
B.N. (Integrated) - Campus Modality Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Mélanie Gauthier; N., B.Sc.(N.)(McG.), M.N.(Syd.)
B.N. (Integrated) Assistant Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Oxana Kapoustina; N., B.Sc., M.Sc.A.(McG.)
B.Sc.(N.) Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Lia Sanzone; N., B.SC.(N), M.Sc.A(McG)
B.Sc.(N.) Assistant Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Amanda Cervantes; RN, MSc(A)(McG.)
Master's (NE) Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Jodi Tuck; N., B.Sc.(McM, M.Sc.A(McG.)
Master's (DE & QY) Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Maria Di Feo; N., B.Sc.(N.)(Montr.), M.Ed.(McG.)
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Irene Sarasua; N., B.A.(Tor.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Ph.D. Program Director, Ingram School of Nursing
Sonia Semenic; N., B.A., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.(McG.), postdoc(Ott.)
Emeritus Professors
Susan E. French; N., B.N.(McG.), M.S.(Boston), Ph.D.(Tor.), Ph.D.(McM.)
C. Céleste Johnston; N., B.N., M.S.(Boston), D.Ed.(McG.)
Judith Ann Ritchie; N., B.N.(New Br.), M.N., Ph.D.(Pitt.)
Professors
Franco Carnevale; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.(McG.), Ph.D.(Laval)
Anita J. Gagnon; N., B.Sc.(N.)(CUA), M.P.H.(Johns Hop.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Laurie N. Gottlieb; N., B.N., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.(McG.) (Shaw Professor of Nursing)
Carmen G. Loiselle; N., B.Sc.(N.)(Montr.), M.S., Ph.D.(Wisc. Madison)
Associate Professors
Antonia Arnaert; N., M.P.H.(KU Leuven), M.P.A.(EHSAL), Ph.D.(KU Leuven)
Madeleine M. Buck; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Susan Drouin; N., B.N.(New Br.), M.Sc.A.(McG.), M.A., D.Soc.Sci.(R. Roads)
Nancy Feeley; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Céline Gélinas; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.), Ph.D.(Laval), postdoc(McG.)
Kelley Kilpatrick; R.N., Ph.D.(MgG.), postdoc(McM.)
Sylvie Lambert; N.,B.Sc (N), Ph.D.(McG.), postdoc(New Castle, Australia)
Mélanie Lavoie-Tremblay; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.), Ph.D.(Laval), postdoc(Tor.)
Christine Maheu; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(Montr.), Ph.D.(INSERM), postdoc(Br. Col.)
Frederick Nestel; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Qu.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Margaret Purden; N., B.Sc.(N.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Sonia Semenic; N., B.A., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.(McG.), postdoc(Ott.)
Argerie Tsimicalis; N., B.Sc.(N) (Windsor), M.Sc.(QU), Ph.D.(Tor.), postdoc(Col)
Assistant Professors
Rosetta Antonacci; N., M.Sc.(Admin.)(Laval)
Josée Bonneau; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.)(Montr.)
Annie Chevrier; N., B.N.(I.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Françoise Filion; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.)(Montr.)
Heather D. Hart; N., B.Sc.(N.)(UWO), B.Ed.(Bran.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Caroline Marchionni; N., B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(John M.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Marjorie Montreuil; N., Ph.D.(McG.)
Norma Ponzoni; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.), Ph.D.(Montr.)
John Pringle; N.P., M.Sc.(Qu.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Lia Sanzone; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Irene Sarasua; N., B.A.(Tor.), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Jodi Tuck; N., B.Sc.(McM), M.Sc.A.(McG)
Andraea Van Hulst; N., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Faculty Lecturers
Cheryl Armistead; N., B.Sc.(N.), M.Sc.(N.)(Ott.)
Amanda Cervantes; N., B.F.A.(NYU), M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Stephanie Charbonneau; N., B.Sc.(N),M.Sc.(N)
Diana Gausden; N., SCPHN(Southbank Univ., Lond.)
Melanie Gauthier; N., B.Sc.(N.)(McG.), M.N.(Syd.)
Marie-Claude Goyer, B.Sc., M.Sc. (Queen)
Oxana Kapoustina; N., B.Sc., M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Philippe Lamer, B.Sc., M.Sc. (NY)
Giuseppina LaRiccia, B.Sc., M.Sc.(McG.)
Catherine Leblanc; RN, B.Sc.(N)
Katherine Logue; N., B.Sc., M.Sc.A.(McG.)
Linda Massé; N., B.Sc.(N.)(Montr.), M.Sc.A.(McG.), LL.M.(Sher.)
Shannon McNamara, B.Sc., M.Sc.(Montr.)
Catherine-Anne Miller; N., B.Sc.(N.)(McG.), M.H.Sc.(Health Promotion & Global Health)(Tor.)
Martyna Rembisz;RN, B.Sc.(N)
Academic Associates
Hugo Marchand; N., B.N.(I.)(McG.)
Elizabeth Marie Claire Murphy-Lavallée; B.N.(I.)(McG.)
Louise Murray; N., B.Sc., M.Sc.N.(Montr.)
Amélie Samson; N., B.N.(I.)(Sher.)
Rosanna Zappavigna; N., B.Sc, M.Ed. (McG.)

Clinical and Affiliated Faculty Members

Clinical and Affiliated Faculty Members

Professor
Susan E. French
Associate Professors
Lynne McVey, Frederick Peter Nestel, Janet Rennick, Edith Zorychta
Assistant Professors
Alain Biron, Madeleine Boulay-Bolduc, Mark Daly, Linda Edgar, Jessica Emed, Lucia Fabijan, Valerie Frunchak, Mary Grossman, Andrea Laizner, Ariella Lang, Virginia Lee, Diane E. Lowden, Ann Lynch, Anita Mehta, Michelle Nadon, Patricia O'Connor, Hélène Racine, Marie-Claire Richer, Christina Rosmus, Andreanne Saucier, Charles Sounan
Faculty Lecturers
Deborah Abner, Nathalie Aubin, Sophie Baillargeon, Denise Bédard, Jacqueline Bocking, Johanne Boileau, Linda P. Boisvert, Diane Borisov, Rose Boyle, Sandra Bradford-Macalanda, Diane Brault, Sharon Brissette, Carolyn Brown, Susan Marie Buddo, Sonia Castiglione, Sophie Charland, Luisa Ciofani, Christina Clausen, Martine Claveau, Erin Lillian Cook, Hermes Cornejo, Joann Creager, Esther Dajczman, Julie Dallaire, Rose Deangelis, Rosalie Dion, Nancy Drummond, Julie Fréchette, Maryse Godin, Iris Gourdji, Cynthia Graham-Certosini, Maria Hamakiotis, Norine M. Heywood, Tara Jesion, Rosalie Johnson, John Kayser, Mina Ladores, Philippe Lamer, Anne Marie Lanctôt, Karine Lepage, Rachel Lomas, Luisa Luciani Castiglia, Althea Hazel McBean, Sharon Mooney, Louise Murray, Catherine Oliver, France Paquet, Maxime Paquet, Joanne Marie Power, Andréanne Robitaille, Nathalie Rodrigue, Ramona Rodrigues, Patricia Ann Rose, Irene Sarasua, Maryse Savoie, Eleanor Scharf, Melanie Sheridan, Jessica Sherman, Marie Jennifer Somera, Rosa Sourial, Isabelle St-Sauveur, Janice Karen Stephenson, Lucie Tardif, Gillian Taylor, Claire Thibault, Kelly Thorstad, Lucie Tremblay, Antoinetta Vitale, Lucy Wardell, Rosanna Zappavigna
Adjunct Professors
Bruce Gottlieb, Manon Lacroix, David Wright
Associate Members
Rhonda Amsel, S. Robin Cohen, Jae-Marie Ferdinand, Richard Gosselin, Ronald D. Gottesman, John C. Kirk
Affiliate Members
Joyce Marie Arsenault, Theresa Broda, Patrick Casey, Stephanie Charron, Nadia Andrée Doiron, Meggie Guinan, Tiffany Johnston, Donna Kindrat, Caroline Martel, Colette Mascle, Trisha Andrea Nonog, Caroline Normand, Emily Chang Orlov, Royal Orr, Brigitte Perrier, Lisa Marie Pichocvich, Grzegorz Sobieraj, Chantal Souligny, Karinne Troini, Chantale Viens, Barbara Ann Taugher, Teresa Testa

McGill Teaching Hospital Network

McGill Teaching Hospital Network

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC)
Glen Site
Lachine Hospital
Montreal General Hospital
Montreal Neurological Institute
CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal
Batshaw Youth and Family Centre
CSSS de l'Ouest de l'île (CLSC Pierrefonds, CLSC Lac St-Louis, Lakeshore General Hospital)
CSSS Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle (LaSalle Hospital, CLSC LaSalle, CLSC Dorval-Lachine)
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
St. Mary’s Hospital Centre
West Montreal Readaptation Centre
CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal
CSSS Cavendish (CLSC René Cassin, Henri-Bradet Residential Centre, Julius Richardson, Father Dowd Home, St. Andrew Centre d'Hébergement, Catherine Booth, GMF Queen Elizabeth, GMF Kildaire)
CSSS de la Montagne (CLSC Côte des Neiges, CLSC Metro, CLSC Parc Extension)
MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre
Maimonides Hospital Geriatric Centre
Sir Mortimer B. Davis – Jewish General Hospital
Other Teaching Centres
Accueil Bonneau
Cambridge Residence
Concordia University Health Clinic
CSSS Bordeaux-Cartierville-St. Laurent
CSSS Lucille-Teasdale
CSSS Pointe de l'île
CSSS St. Leonard-St. Michel
CSSS Sud Ouest Verdun (CLSC St. Henri, CLSC Verdun, CLSC Ville Emard-Côte St. Paul, Hôpital Verdun)
Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital
Kateri Memorial Hospital
Manoir Westmount
Salvation Army Montclair Residence
Shriner's Hospital for Children
Tulattavik Health Centre Kuujjuaq
Ukrainian Villa
Vista Residence
Waldorf Residence
Welcome Hall Mission
West Island Palliative Care Residence
International Sites
A range of international placement sites is collated by the Clinical Placement Coordinators.
Directors of Nursing Research in Teaching Hospitals
MUHC – Chantal Souligny
Jewish General Hospital – Margaret Purden
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated May. 20, 2021) (disclaimer)

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis) (48 credits)

This is a two-year program. Part-time studies over three to five years are also an option for students. The core content of the Advanced Nursing major focuses on advanced practice nursing roles in diverse settings and with diverse populations. Content is organized based on Strength Based Nursing and focuses on such areas as family intervention, collaborative...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis) (48 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Global Health (48 credits)

This concentration focuses on the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments, while stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues and ethical dilemmas that arise through work. It is based on the belief that we have much to learn from one another. The (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Global Health (48 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Nursing Services Administration (49 credits)

** New Program. This program replaces the (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Nursing Services Administration. ** ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Advanced Nursing (Non-Thesis): Nursing Services Administration (49 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Global Health (48 credits)

This concentration prepares students for the challenges of working with diverse populations in limited-resource environments, while stressing the importance of understanding the inherent power dynamics, equity issues, and ethical dilemmas that arise through this work. It is based on a belief that we have much to learn from one another. The (M.Sc.A.); Nursing (Non-Thesis) - Global Health provides students with global health content throughout their program of study, and students spend one semester taking clinical- and project-based courses in their final year in a global health placement site. This concentration is supported by the Global Health Committee of the Ingram School of Nursing. Students in the Direct Entry concentration that wish to complete Global Health Studies should apply to the Global Health Direct Entry concentration.

Required Courses (45 credits)

IPEA 503 (0) Managing Interprofessional Conflict
NUR2 515 (3) Applied Statistics for Nursing
NUR2 516 (3) Perspectives on Global Health
NUR2 608 (3) Seminar in Nursing
NUR2 611 (3) Policy Leadership in Nursing
NUR2 612 (3) Research Methods in Nursing 1
NUR2 617 (3) Clinical in Family Systems Nursing 1
NUR2 618 (3) Clinical in Family Systems Nursing 2
NUR2 626 (3) Professional Issues in Nursing
NUR2 630 (3) Clinical Project 1
NUR2 631 (6) Clinical Project 2
NUR2 632 (3) Clinical Project 3
NUR2 636 (3) Global Health Nursing Clinical
NUR2 640 (3) Clinical Reasoning
NUR2 642 (3) Ethics in Advanced Practice

Complementary Course (3 credits)

Any 500 level course or higher in consultation with the Adviser for this concentration.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2021-2022 (last updated Aug. 26, 2021) (disclaimer)

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Adult Care (45 credits)

The Master of Science(Applied) in Nurse Practitioner; Non-Thesis - Adult Care is open to Bachelor’s prepared nurses and is taken concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care. This course of study is designed to prepare students to assume the full scope of Adult Care Nurse Practitioner practice. Adult Care Nurse practitioners provide...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Adult Care (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Mental Health (45 credits)

** New Program. This program replaces the M.Sc.A. Nursing (Non-Thesis) : Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. ** ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Mental Health (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Neonatology (45 credits)

** New Program. This program replaces the (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Neonatology Nurse Practitioner. ** ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Neonatology (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Pediatrics (45 credits)

** New Program. This program replaces the (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. ** ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Pediatrics (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Primary Care (45 credits)

** New Program. This program replaces the (M.Sc.A.) Nursing (Non-Thesis): Primary Care Practitioner. ** ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.) Nurse Practitioner (Non-Thesis): Primary Care (45 credits).

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (21 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care is taken concurrently with the Graduate Diploma in Nurse Practitioner - Adult Care by students entering the program with a Master’s of Nursing. This course of study is designed to prepare students to assume the full scope of Adult Care Nurse Practitioner practice. Adult Care Nurse practitioners provide...

For more information, see Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (21 credits).

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Neonatology (15 credits)

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Pediatrics (15 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Theory in Pediatrics prepares students to acquire the theoretical knowledge required to subsequently complete clinical courses in the Graduate Diploma in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. This program is designed for students who previously completed a master's degree in nursing (equivalent to the McGill M.Sc.A in a nursing program) but...

For more information, see Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Pediatrics (15 credits).

Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Primary Care (15 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Theory in Primary Care prepares students to acquire the theoretical knowledge required to subsequently complete clinical courses in the Graduate Diploma in Primary Care. This program is designed for students who previously completed a master's degree in nursing (equivalent to the McGill M.Sc.(A) in nursing program) but have not completed...

For more information, see Graduate Certificate (Gr. Cert.) Theory in Primary Care (15 credits).

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

The Graduate Diploma complements the Master of Science(Applied) in Nurse Practitioner; Non-Thesis - Adult Care concentration and fulfills the requirements for entry-to-practice as an Adult Care NP as per the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ). The Graduate Diploma and the MSc(A) are taken concurrently by students entering the program with a...

For more information, see Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (30 credits).

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, in combination with the M.Sc.(A.) in Nurse Practitioner; Non-Thesis - Mental Health or with the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, focuses on the competencies required to assume the advanced practice nursing role of the mental health nurse practitioner, including the assessment,...

For more information, see Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (30 credits).

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

Delineates a clinical course of study in mental health as a nurse practitioner, building on theoretical preparation in either a master's or a certificate program.

For more information, see Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (30 credits).

Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (30 credits)

Delineates a clinical course of study in primary care as a nurse practitioner that builds on theoretical preparation in either a master's or certificate program.

For more information, see Graduate Diploma (Gr. Dip.) Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (30 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing

A student who has obtained a master's degree at McGill University or at an approved institution elsewhere may, on the recommendation of the School, be registered in the second year of the Ph.D. program. Each student's program is designed with the thesis supervisor taking into account the student's previous academic preparation, needs, and research interests.

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing: Psychosocial Oncology

** This program is currently not offered ** The Ph.D. thesis topic must be germane to psychosocial oncology and approved by the P.S.O. coordinating committee.

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Nursing: Psychosocial Oncology.

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