Nursing (NURS) 698

MHST/NURS 698 - Project Seminar I

MHST/NURS 699 - Project Seminar II


Permanently closed, effective June 4, 2018.

Delivery Mode: Paced/home-study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies

Prerequisite: MHST/NURS 603, MHST/NURS 607 and one other MHST/NURS course are prerequisites for MHST/NURS 698; MHST/NURS 698 is a prerequisite for MHST/NURS 699.

Centre: Centre for Nursing and Health Studies


Students may submit a proposal to submit a project as part of the Master of Health Studies (MHS) or Master of Nursing (MN) program. The project is completed over two three-credit courses, MHST/NURS 698 and MHST/NURS 699, which must be completed in sequence.

A written proposal must be submitted to the Course Leader at least two months before the registration deadline for the desired session. Approval will be contingent on acceptability of the proposal and the availability of an appropriate supervisor.

Refer to MHS and MN program descriptions for specific requirements of the project.

Course Goals

Completion of a project provides a structured opportunity for the student to demonstrate consolidation and application of learning attained through the MHS/MN program. Examples of projects include completion of a needs assessment, environmental scan, program evaluation, pilot study for a larger research project or feasibility study or development of a handbook or in-service teaching module. The project can also be applied research, where "known" knowledge is applied to a novel situation, in contrast to a thesis in which the emphasis is on producing knowledge. The project must be an effort that is the work of the individual rather than participation in a larger work-related project.

Course Materials

It is expected that students will consult reference materials, including textbooks, journals and Internet resources, for information directly related to their project.

Course Structure

MHST/NURS 698-699 are asynchronous, paced online courses. This means that there is no predetermined time when students must log in to complete course work. You will be assigned a supervisor.

Course Outline

MHST/NURS 698 Project Seminar I

By the end of MHST/NURS 698, the student will:

  • refine the project proposal
  • complete instrument development and other preparatory work as required
  • refine/enhance literature review
  • submit proposal for ethics review if required. 

MHST/NURS 699 Project Seminar II

By the end of MHST/NURS 699, the student will:

  • implement and complete the project
  • write a project report
  • complete a project presentation.

Assessment Structure

A Pass/Fail grade for each course will be assigned by the supervisor.

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

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