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Nursing (MN, PHCNP Certificate)

Master of nursing students in a practice examination room

Program Overview

Format: Full-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

MN

Course Stream
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last 20 graded courses
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic
Thesis Stream
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.33/4.33 (B+) in the last 20 graded courses
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic
  • Clear evidence of research potential
  • Description of proposed research
Combined MN/PHCNP
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last 20 graded courses
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be clinical
  • Equivalent of two years’ full-time nursing practice (3,640 hours) within the past five years

PHCNP

  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Completion of a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last 20 graded courses of your undergraduate nursing degree
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be clinical
  • Equivalent of two years’ full-time nursing practice (3,640 hours) within the past five years

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

Admissions Contact

Graduate Studies Admissions Office
11th Floor, 1 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-979-5150
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-mail: grdadmit@ryerson.ca
www.ryerson.ca/gradstudies/future-students

Program Contacts

Dr. Suzanne Fredericks
Graduate Program Director
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7978
E-Mail: sfrederi@ryerson.ca

Gerry Warner
Program Administrator
Telephone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7853
Fax: 416-979-5153
E-Mail: mnnurse@ryerson.ca

“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

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.

student working at a desk

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.

Funding

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.

Finding a Supervisor

Students should apply to the program first. Applications that meet the minimum requirements of the program will be forwarded to faculty members in the program for review. Successful applicants will be invited to visit the program and meet with faculty members that are interested in supervising them as a graduate student in their research group. A matching system is used to find the best students/supervisor match (using input from both applicants and faculty members). After a suitable match is determined, an official offer of admission will be sent with the supervisor named in the offer.