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MN Nursing - Nurse Practitioner

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
2 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
8270.58 USD
National
4707.66 USD

Application fee

International 162 USD
National 100 USD
Department
Faculty of Applied Science
Scores accepted
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)646

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About this course

The M.N. Nurse Practitioner (M.N.-N.P.) program prepares nurse practitioners to work in primary care settings. Graduates assess, diagnose, and treat common and predictable conditions across the lifespan, and are eligible to apply for registration as Nurse Practitioner (Family) in British Columbia. Applicants must meet general requirements of the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in British Columbia, and have completed a minimum of three years of clinical practice as a registered nurse. We seek applicants with demonstrated clinical excellence, and autonomous action. In accordance with the professional and regulatory requirements associated with advanced nursing practice, the MN-NP program normally comprises 56 credits of coursework, combining 9 credits of graduate level theory courses (M.S.N. program core requirements), up to 44 credits of primary health care theory and practice training, and a 3-credit culminating scholarly project.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet general requirements of the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for admission, including a minimum overall average of 76% at the third- and fourth-year levels, with a First class standing (80% or above) in 12 credits or more of nursing courses in their bachelor's program. In addition, they must hold current registration as a Registered Nurse in British Columbia and have completed a minimum of three years of clinical practice as a registered nurse, demonstrate clinical excellence, and provide evidence of their ability to work autonomously. Applicants with previous graduate level preparation in nursing or course equivalence established by the College of Registered Nurses of BC may be considered for advanced standing in the M.N.-N.P. program or for exemptions from specified coursework. Exemptions will be determined on an individual basis by the M.N.-N.P. Program Admissions Committee.

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Course Modules

In accordance with the professional and regulatory requirements associated with this form of advanced nursing practice, this option normally comprises 56 credits of coursework, combining 9 credits of graduate level theory courses in common with the M.S.N. program core requirements, up to 44 credits of primary health care theory and practice training, and a 3-credit culminating scholarly project.

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How to Apply

Curriculum Vitae
Provide details of education, academic awards, relevant work experience, relevant volunteer experience, publications, conference presentations, etc. 

University transcripts
The Graduate Program requires that applicants scan and upload copies of all university transcripts and proof of degree conferral, please include the marking guide from the corresponding university.  If the transcripts are not in English, then you must provide an official English language translation.  For degrees from China, official original and English language translations of degree certificates are required in addition to transcripts.

English Language Proficiency Test Results

Applicants with undergraduate training at a university where English is not the primary language of instruction, must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency through one of the approved English language proficiency examinations. 

Letters of reference
The Graduate Program requires three letters of reference, at least one of which (and preferably two) should be from an academic referee who is able to speak to your abilities as a student.  PhD applicants are required to include a letter of reference from their LLM supervisor as one of their referees.

Please forward your dissertation proposal to your referees and ask that they comment on the quality of the proposal and your preparation for undertaking the proposed project.

If you are submitting an on-line application, you must supply the email addresses for each of your referees, the on-line application system will send your referees a unique email which will give them several options for submitting their letters of reference.  

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