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Master of Nursing

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At a Glance

  • Credential: Masters Degree
  • Credits: 33

Whether you want to move into a leadership position in health care or broaden the nursing services you can provide, Athabasca University’s online Master of Nursing (MN) program is for you. You can choose between a Generalist stream and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) stream.

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Q: Why take the Master of Nursing?

A:

The Master of Nursing will take you to the next level in your career, no matter which stream you choose. You will be prepared for the future direction of health care.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

You must complete all your requirements within the following time limits:

  • MN: Generalist route – 7 years from date of enrolment
  • MN: NP route – 5 years from date of enrolment

Program Overview

Whether you want to move into a leadership position in health care or broaden the nursing services you can provide, Athabasca University’s online Master of Nursing (MN) program is for you. You can choose between a Generalist stream and a Nurse Practitioner (NP) stream.

The Generalist stream 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.

If you are interested in teaching, a teaching focus is available.

The Nurse Practitioner stream prepares you to diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries in clients of all ages. You will get theoretical and clinical preparation for your advanced nursing practice.

Please note that this program does not prepare NPs to work in acute care settings or to focus on a clinical specialty.

If you are a Registered Nurse (RN) seeking initial NP licensure, you should apply to this stream.

Why take the Master of Nursing?

The Master of Nursing will take you to the next level in your career, no matter which stream you choose. You will be prepared for the future direction of health care.

Program details

The Master of Nursing is a 33-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 18 credits through Athabasca University.

There are 3 intakes each year, in September, January and May.

  • The MN: Generalist application deadlines are in March, July and November.
  • The MN: NP deadlines are in April, August and December.
  • Full application deadline details

All courses are online grouped study, with defined start and end dates. If you take the NP stream, you must attend a one-week on-site component.

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