Master of Nursing (MN)

Dalhousie University School of Nursing offers a Master of Nursing program that is framed within a philosophy of primary health care that recognizes the unique strengths and contributions of individuals, families, and communities.  There are two options: Nurse Practitioner and Professional stream.  Students complete required courses in practice-related theory and research that are foundational to all advance nursing roles.

The Nurse Practitioner option is a 36-credit hour research and practice-based program that prepares students to be leaders in professional nursing practice.  Students complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) and a final practicum (6 credit hours).

The Professional stream is a 30-credit hour course based program that prepares students to serve as professional practice leaders.  They will be key to filling leadership, policy, and management roles at all levels of the healthcare system.  Students complete five required core theory courses, two focused elective courses, and three electives of their choice.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to consult the School of Nursing to identify specific clinical offerings in any academic year. Elective course(s), from a variety of fields, may be chosen in consultation with the academic advisor.

Non-nursing electives may be taken at other universities (prior approval must be obtained from the School of Nursing). Graduate nursing courses (excepting specific nurse practitioner courses) are also offered by distance education modes. Consult department for details.