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Graduate Nursing Indigenous Applicants

If you are an Indigenous prospective student and wish for your application to one of our graduate nursing programs to be considered under the Queen's School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs Indigenous Student Admission Regulation, you must self-identify as Indigenous upon application for admission. For the purposes of this regulation, Indigenous is defined as First Nation, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI).

Queen’s University welcomes and encourages inquiries and applications for all graduate programs from Indigenous candidates. Indigenous candidates’ academic, cultural, personal, and professional background and other factors indicative of capacity for graduate level study and research will be considered and evaluated accordingly on an individual basis by our admissions adjudication committee.

The School of Nursing recognizes the importance of increasing the number of graduate-prepared Indigenous nurses in Canada. In order to aid members of the Indigenous community in their pursuit of graduate education, Queen’s School of Nursing encourages Indigenous candidates to contact the Associate Director (Graduate Nursing Programs) prior to applying.

Students offered admission are encouraged to make use of the academic advising and academic support services available to all students at Queen’s University. Further information regarding funding and resources can be found by visiting the links below

There is also some funding available to Indigenous graduate nursing applicants, including the Phyllis Anne Elizabeth Whitaker Award (value: $1700) and the Teyonkwayenawá:kon Graduate Scholarship (application must be made when a student applies for graduate study | value: $15,000). For further information on these and other graduate awards, visit the graduate studies academic calendar.

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (4D) is an campus community for Indigenous students, offering support services and cultural activities.

Visit their website to learn more.

More Resources

Queen's Office of
Indigenous Initiatives

SGSPA Indigenous Applicants
Resource Page

Yellow House Student Centre
for Equity and Inclusion