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Nursing (MN, PHCNP Certificate)

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Program Overview

Format: Full-time, Part-time

Degree Earned: Master of Nursing

Equally strong in research, advanced practice and teaching, we educate professional nurses to pursue the career of their dreams. Graduates pursue advanced practice and leadership roles across all health care sectors, helping to shape the future of our health system. Our comprehensive curriculum, programs tailored to learners’ goals, and part-time study options all help students fit graduate education into their professional career development.

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At a Glance

More information on admission requirements.

Students are encouraged to submit applications prior to the first consideration date to increase their chances of securing financial support for their graduate studies. Applications received after the first consideration date will be accepted and reviewed based on spaces remaining in the program.

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For detailed graduate tuition and fees information please visit Fees by Program.

For information on scholarships, awards and financing your graduate studies visit Financing Your Studies.For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

  • Leadership in Health Care Policy and Education: For advanced nursing knowledge in health services, systems and policy.
  • Health and Illness of Individuals and Communities: For advanced knowledge in nursing, theories of health and illness, and enhancing and promoting health.
  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner: Integrates theory, clinical practice and self-direction as essential elements in the professional role of the nurse practitioner.
  • Design and Evaluation of Health Interventions
  • Diverse and At-Risk Populations
  • Gender, Sexuality and Health
  • Health Services and Policy Research
  • Living with Health and Illness Across the Lifespan
  • Mental Health and Well-Being
  • Nursing Professional Education
  • Urban Health
  • Advanced Health Assessment Lab
  • Dedicated Graduate Placement Coordinators
  • Designated Seminar Space
  • Faculty Advisor assigned to each student
  • Graduate Nursing Computer and Student Lounge
  • Monthly Research Colloquia

Graduate Admissions

Admissions information and how to apply

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150

For information specific to programs, please see the program contact information below.

Program Contacts

Dr. Cristina Catallo
Graduate Program Director
PhD, Nursing, McMaster University
Research areas: knowledge brokering practices among health care organizations whose goal is to target health policymakers and other health care decision-makers
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 2019

Gerry Warner
Graduate Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7853

“My experience as a graduate student at Ryerson University has been incredible! The nursing faculty are amazing and supportive. Having the opportunity to engage in research has allowed me to flourish academically and professionally.”

Irene Boldt, MN alumna
Paulina is a nurse practitioner in the division of nephrology at Toronto General Hospital , external link

Student Profile, external link

Featured in the Be the Next Her career blog, Paulina Bleah (master of nursing alumna) gives advice to young females interested in following her career path.

Graduate Academic Calendar

Find curriculum, course descriptions and important dates for Nursing (MN).

How to Apply

Once you’ve made an informed choice about which program(s) you are going to apply to, preparing your application requires careful research and planning.


At Ryerson, we understand that pursuing graduate studies is a significant financial investment. Funding comes from a combination of employment contracts (as a teaching assistant), scholarships, awards and stipends. There are a number of additional funding sources – internal and external – available to graduate students that can increase these funding levels.


As an urban innovation university, Ryerson offers 60+ cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs, as well as 125+ research centres, institutes and labs, in a wide range of disciplines. Our close connections with industry, government and community partners provide opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world challenges and make a difference.