Admission Requirements

The program is governed by policies of the College of Graduate Studies.

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with a baccalaureate degree, normally in nursing.
  • Have a minimum overall average of B+ (76%) standing in third-and fourth-year levels of their baccalaureate with an A- (80%) in 12 credits of nursing courses.
  • Demonstrate competence to pursue studies in the English language.1
  • Applicants to the research-based stream require successful completion of an undergraduate university or graduate university statistics course in the past 5 years as pre-requisite, or approval of the School of Nursing Graduate Program Coordinator.

1Completion of a Test of English as a Foreign Language 4 (TOEFL4) with a minimum score of 600 (paper version), 100 overall with a minimum score of 22 in Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking (Internet version), or International English Language Testing (IELTS) with a minimum score range of 6.5 – 7.0.


In addition to meeting minimum admission criteria, applicants will be evaluated in relation to:

  • Record of academic and professional achievement.
  • Three (3) letters of reference.
  • Quality and demonstrated written competency in letter of intent.

Please see College of Graduate Studies page for more information on the English Language Proficiency Requirement.

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