Master of Nursing Science (MNSc)

The Queen’s School of Nursing offers a challenging and innovative MNSc program to prepare you with the critical appraisal skills needed for developing the scientific basis for nursing practice, and the knowledge and skills to conduct small research projects and participate in research teams. Situated in an academic environment that embodies scholarship, you will be well prepared for a career as a leader in clinical practice, education or health care management.

Our MNSc program consists of course work and a thesis. The thesis requires independent, original research and makes up at least two-thirds of the time normally required for the program. You will be taught primarily in small graduate seminars, in which you will engage in a lively, critical examination of theory, clinical practice, and research, and delve into your own research. Nurtured by close mentoring relationships with faculty supervisors, you will normally complete the program in 2 years.

The research programs of faculty in the School of Nursing are reflected through 3 clusters of research: 1) populations with complex health conditions, 2) practice environments, and 3) health care quality. Chronic health conditions and transitions in health and illness are two fields of study in our MNSc program.

Please visit the MNSc Grad Map for more information regarding the program, resources available at Queen’s, and a guide to help you plan your degree.