Nursing : Program Requirements
Usually, all students registered in any nursing practice course must pass each course before proceeding further through the program. Students may, with permission of the Graduate Education Academic Review committee, repeat a failed nursing practice course and will be placed on academic probation for the remainder of the program. The privilege to repeat a failed nursing practice course is allowed only once in the program. (See also Professional Conduct and Student Progression).
All students admitted to the MN online/distributed program are required to attend an onsite orientation in August, prior to program commencement in September. Failure to attend orientation could compromise admission to the MN program. Students unable to commit to the required onsite should consider applying at a later time. For Nurse Practitioner students, this onsite orientation is in addition to the required onsite components that occur in terms two to six in the NP program.
Program core course enrolment is guaranteed for students who follow the program course sequence as identified online at <nursing. uvic.ca>. Students who fall "out of sequence" for any reason should contact the Graduate Adviser to discuss course planning in further detail. Please be advised that MN core and option specific required courses are only offered once a year. Enrollment for out of sequence students is based upon course space, instructor, and practice placement availability.
The Master of Nursing, Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Practice Leadership (APL), offered in an online/distributed learning format by the University of Victoria School of Nursing, is a practice oriented and theory-based degree intended to prepare nurses for a wide variety of advanced practice roles.
Graduates of the program will be leaders in five spheres of influence: the patient/client sphere, the nurses/nursing sphere, the interprofessional/ intersectoral health spheres, the organization sphere, and the health policy and systems sphere. They will practice as Advanced Practice Nurses in a wide range of settings, including acute care, community, long-term care and primary health care.
Required Core APN courses (7.5 units)
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 522 (1.5)
NURS 523 (1.5)
NURA 516 (1.5)
NURA 517 (1.5)
NURA 596 (1.5)
The Master of Nursing degree in the Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Educator (course-based), offered in an online/distributed learning format by the University of Victoria, School of Nursing, is a practice oriented; theory-based degree intended to prepare nurses for advanced nurse educator roles in multi-sectoral settings.
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 522 (1.5)
NURS 523 (1.5)
NUED 570 (1.5)
NUED 573 (1.5)
NURS 596 (1.5)
The Master of Nursing degree in Advanced Practice Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP) option, offered in an online/distributed learning format by the University of Victoria School of Nursing, is a practice oriented and theory-based professional degree that prepares nurses to qualify as family Nurse Practitioners in British Columbia. All practice experiences are completed within BC.
This program requires completion of a total of 24 units of study, including an onsite program orientation prior to program commencement in September (usually two to three days in length) and additional condensed on-site components as scheduled in every subsequent term. The 24 units are made up of 6.0 units of core Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) courses and 18.0 units of required NP courses.
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 523 (1.5)
NUNP 531 (1.5)
NUNP 532 (1.5)
NUNP 537 (1.5)
NUNP 540 (1.5)
NUNP 541 (1.5)
NUNP 543 (1.5)
NUNP 544 (1.5)
NUNP 545 (1.5)
NUNP 546 (1.5)
NUNP 547 (1.5)
NUNP 548 (1.5)
NUNP 593 (1.5)
NURS 520 (1.5)
NURS 521 (1.5)
NURS 522 (1.5)
NURS 523 (1.5)
HINF 501 (1.5)
HINF 503 (1.5)
HINF 550 (1.5)
HINF 572 (1.5)
NUHI 599 (6.0)
The PhD in Nursing Program will be delivered in an online/distributed learning format offered through synchronous and asynchronous approaches. There are two on-campus intensives required during the first year of the program. Generally, students will need to travel to UVic approximately once per year thereafter; however, additional visits may be required as appropriate for the student's progress and supervision. The program will require full-time enrolment.
The PhD program requires satisfactory completion of at least 13.5 units of coursework (including a mandatory NURS 693 Candidacy Examination preparation course and Dissertation Seminars), candidacy exams, a 30-unit Dissertation, and a final oral examination for a total program requirement of a minimum 43.5 units. Students who are not enrolled in the PhD in Nursing program may take only one course in the program with the permission of the instructor in the course.
NURS 601 (1.5)
NURS 602 (1.5)
NURS 604a (1.5)
NURS 604b (1.5)
NURS 621 (1.5)
NURS 622 (1.5)
NURS 679 (1.5-4.5)
Health Information Science: HINF 572, and one of 550, or 450. HINF 450 requires permission from department.
Nurse Practitioner: NUNP 531, 532, 540/541 (with permission from department); NURS 568