Nursing, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
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The purpose of this program is to meet the demand for an accessible and relevant Master of Nursing (MN) degree that addresses the needs of adult learners in the nursing profession who wish to continue life-long learning, gain additional credentials, and become leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

About

The Master of Nursing program has been designed to meet the needs of degree-holders who are regulated members in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner Register. Potential students may be working in a variety of roles and wish to increase their education to further their employment options. We anticipate that our graduates will become employed in nursing education or a variety of other roles within the health care delivery system.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Alberta Advanced Education, University of Lethbridge (UofL) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 8,000-8,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Lethbridge (UofL) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Blended delivery will provide access to the program for those who may be located outside of Lethbridge. Courses will be completed online, however, twice per semester students will meet face to face with instructors, advisors, and fellow students. Students will have the option to complete a thesis or project. The program may be completed full- or part-time.


Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening, Weekend
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
    • Time flexibility
      Semi-structured
    • Attendance
      Regular mandatory meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

Applicants normally must meet the following requirements:

  • A University of Lethbridge Bachelor of Nursing degree, or its academic equivalent, from another recognized degree granting institution.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level semester courses.
  • Be a regulated members in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction on the Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Nurse, Graduate Nursing Practitioner, or Nurse Practitioner register.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Requirement for Graduate Students.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13531 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13531 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    5837 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5837 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Lethbridge

952 - 1020 CAD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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