Master of Nursing Generalist

At a glance

  • Credential: master's degree
  • Credits: 33
  • Next start: see program details

Prepare for the future direction of health care. Learn to discern emerging trends, anticipate future health care directions, and provide leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing practice.

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About Master of Nursing Generalist

The Master of Nursing - Generalist at Athabasca University is a 33-credit online graduate program designed to elevate your nursing career. Open to registered nurses with a 4-year baccalaureate degree, this program equips you with the skills to identify emerging trends and lead in future health care settings. With three intakes a year and options for course-based or thesis-based routes, you have the flexibility to complete the program within seven years, all while benefiting from the structured pace of online grouped study courses.

Admission requirements

You must be a registered nurse with a 4-year baccalaureate degree to apply to the Master of Nursing - Generalist program.

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Program details


The MN program prepares you for leadership positions in the health system. It will give you the skills to discern emerging trends and anticipate future health care directions. You will use philosophical considerations, nursing theory, research methods and various tools of analysis to plan, implement, and evaluate your nursing practice.

Why take the Master of Nursing - Generalist?

The Master of Nursing - Generalist will take you to the next level in your nursing career. You will be prepared for the future direction of health care.

Application deadlines and start dates

Application deadline Start date
March 1 Sept.
July 1 Jan.
Nov. 1 May

The Master of Nursing is a 33-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 18 credits through Athabasca University. There is a course-based route and a thesis-based route. A teaching focus is available in the course-based route only.

All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates.

Completion times

You must complete the Master of Nursing - Generalist within 7 years of enrolment.

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