Nursing, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
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As with the undergraduate program, a great emphasis is placed on learning in the community and making a difference in the lives of others.

The Master in Nursing from Trinity Western University begins with an on-campus residency that fosters a supportive relationship among faculty and students. Working closely with faculty, graduate students select relevant courses to support career goals. The second residency in Ottawa extends and reinforces the community.

There is no need to relocate, the program has been built to fit around your working schedule and family commitments. Students can complete their studies while still working through a blend of online and on-campus courses. Again, the program has been designed to promote a community of ‘nurse scholars’ and extend your professional network.

Trinity Western University's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program serves Trinity Western University's mission of developing godly Christian leaders for the various marketplaces of life. Nurses with graduate preparation provide leadership locally, nationally, and globally to meet humanity's most basic and pressing needs in the realm of health and illness. This program prepares nursing leaders to serve in key nursing education, advanced practice, and health care leadership positions.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, MSN graduates will be able to:

  • Apply thoughtful faith-based perspectives to nursing practice
  • Enact values-based leadership
  • Enact an enhanced professional role based on specialized knowledge and expertise in nursing education, administration, and practice
  • Advance nursing scholarship in practice that is informed by sound evidence
  • Promote ethically responsible health care and health-related policy
  • Relate historical, academic, social, and political influences to health and nursing

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Foundations of Nursing Knowledge
  • Knowledge Synthesis
  • Nursing Inquiry I
  • Health Care Ethics and Decision Making
  • Health Care Policy
  • Nursing Inquiry II
  • Perspectives on Nursing Education
  • Perspectives on Nursing Leadership
  • Perspectives on Advanced Practice on Gerontological Populations 
  • Learning/Teaching in Nursing Education
  • The Skills of Nursing Leadership
  • Themes in Care (Advanced Practice on Gerontological Populations) 
  • Thesis (Part 1)
  • Thesis (Part 2)
  • Knowledge Translation

                            Detailed Programme Facts

                            • Programme intensity Full-time
                              • Full-time duration 24 months
                            • Languages
                              • English
                            • Delivery mode
                              On Campus, Blended
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                            English Language Requirements

                            This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                            Book IELTS

                            Academic Requirements

                            You need the following GPA score:

                            Required score: 3
                            Recommended 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 3 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).

                            ESLI Level
                            Pre-Placement Requirements 
                            Pre-Placement is only available for ESLI's US schools.  Students also have the option to take a placement test upon arrival

                            Basic- General English

                            • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
                            • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
                            • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A

                            Preparatory- General English

                            • IELTS Pre-Placement: N/A
                            • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: N/A
                            • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: N/A

                            Foundations- Academic English

                            • IELTS Pre-Placement: 4.5
                            • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 32-34
                            • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 97-103

                            Intermediate- Academic English

                            • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5
                            • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 35-45
                            • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 107-133

                            Pre-University- Academic English

                            • IELTS Pre-Placement: 5.5
                            • TOEFL iBT Pre-Placement: 46-59+
                            • TOEFL CBT Pre-Placement: 137-170

                            Pre-Placement Requirements:

                            • Official score reports must be submitted to ESLI
                            • All score reports will be verified upon submission
                            • Official test scores must be less than one year old 
                            • * Only US-based ESLI schools offer Pre-Placement at this time.

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                            Tuition Fee

                            • International Applies to you

                              14660 CAD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 7330 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
                            • National Applies to you

                              14660 CAD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 7330 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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