NursingWestern Health Sciences

MScN Program Curriculum and Requirements

MScN Curriculum

For more information about the courses listed below please view the course descriptions page.

Practicum Site Requirements

Students taking courses (N9615, N9664, N9693) that involve research/practicum at off-campus sites should be aware that they may be required to complete site-specific requirements prior to beginning their practicum. These requirements may include proof of immunization, police record check with vulnerable sector screening, mask fit testing, orientation, etc. Students will work with the School of Nursing’s Placement Coordinator, Requirements & Information to ensure that all requirements are met prior to beginning the practicum.

Full-Time Program

Year 1

Fall Term

  • Nursing 9661 - Foundations of Nursing
  • Nursing 9611 - Statistical Analysis & Application
  • One of:
    • Nursing 9674 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education
      (if in Nursing Education field)
    • Nursing 9676 - Leadership and Management of Nursing and Health Services
      (if in Health Services Delivery field)
    • Nursing 9678 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
      (if in Health Promotion, Option 1 field)
    • Nursing 9600 - Issues and Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice
      (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
    • Nursing 9614 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
      (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field - divided over two terms)

Winter Term

  • Nursing 9662 - Post-Positivist Research
  • Nursing 9663 - Interpretive and Critical Research
  • Nursing 9614 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field - divided over two terms)
  • Elective of student’s choice
    (except for students in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)

Summer Term

  • Nursing 9615 - Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
  • Elective of student’s choice
    (except for students in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
  • Thesis

Year 2

Fall Term

  • Nursing 9678 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
  • Elective of student’s choice
    (except for students in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
  • Thesis

Winter Term

  • Thesis

Summer Term

  • Thesis

Part-Time Program

Year 1

Fall Term

  • Nursing 9600 - Issues and Concepts in Advanced Nursing Practice
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)
  • Nursing 9674 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Education
    (if in Nursing Education field)
  • Nursing 9676 - Leadership and Management of Nursing and Health Services
    (if in Health Services Delivery field)
  • Nursing 9678 - Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 1 field)
  • Nursing 9614 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 Co-op field - divided over two terms, optional)

Winter Term

  • Nursing 9614 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 Co-op field - divided over two terms, optional)

Year 2

Summer Term

  • Elective of student's choice

Fall Term

  • Nursing 9661 - Foundations of Nursing

Winter Term

  • Nursing 9663 - Interpretive and Critical Research

Summer Term

  • Elective of student’s choice
  • Nursing 9615 - Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 field)

Year 3

Fall Term

  • Nursing 9611 - Statistical Analysis & Application

Winter Term

  • Nursing 9662 - Post-Positivist Research

Summer Term

  • Nursing 9615 - Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum
    (if in Health Promotion, Option 2 Co-op field - divided over two terms, optional)

Year 4

Fall Term

  • Thesis

Winter Term

  • Thesis