We have designed our graduate nursing programs for students interested in pursuing careers in nursing research and/or practice in specific areas.
Our M.Sc. research-focused, thesis-based program gives you the opportunity to choose between two fields of study: Women’s and Children’s Health and Health and Chronic Illness.
Our M.Sc. course-based program (Primary Health Care Nursing field) gives you the opportunity to prepare for advanced practice in primary health care nursing. This field is offered in conjunction with the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program for those who wish to be eligible for registration as a primary health care nurse practitioner.
Application Deadline: February 1
Notification of admission is by early April.
Our Ph.D. program is geared toward preparing you for a career as a nurse scientist by immersing you in independent research into the nature, impact, outcome and management of a range of health and illness-related transitions including developmental and illness transitions and transition through the health-care system. Most campus-based course work in both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs is concentrated on two weekdays each week.
"The structure of the program with the compressed class schedule is just perfect for someone with a lot going on in their life. The flexibility really fits my lifestyle. And my supervisor is very supportive and good at staying in touch. The program is really geared toward the adult learner."
For the M.Sc. thesis route and the Ph.D. program, advance contact with supervisors is not required, but we recommend that you look at our website to learn about our faculty members’ areas of research. On your application form, we will ask you to list three faculty members with whom you would like to work. We will match you with a thesis supervisor upon acceptance to the M.Sc. thesis program or to the Ph.D. program.
Some of our recent graduates now hold positions as: advanced practice nursing — orthopaedic surgery, Kingston General Hospital; Nursing Manager, Kingston General Hospital; Asthma educator; work with pharmaceutical companies; clinical nurse specialist in breast cancer; clinical nurse specialist in cardiovascular care; infection control advanced practice nurse; and Research Coordinator, Ottawa Health Research Institute.
M.Sc. thesis route and Ph.D. students qualify for research assistantships and teaching assistantships, QGA grants and internal awards. M.Sc. (PHCN field) students qualify for some research assistantships and teaching assistantships. All students are encouraged and supported to apply for external awards such as CIHR, OGS and other organizations.
The basic annual funding package for Ph.D. students is $18,000.
Queen’s issues a $5,000 top-up award to federal government Tri-Council Award winners.
If required, international students need a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or TOEFL iBT minimum scores of: writing (24/30); speaking (22/30); reading (22/30); listening (20/30), for a total of 88/120. Applicants must have the minimum score in each test as well as the minimum overall score.
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