Master of Nursing (MN)

Program Websites

Program Contact

Shayna McKay (
Graduate Program Assistant

FIMS & Nursing Building

Western University
Room 3308
London, Ontario N6A 5C1

t. 519.661.2111 x83409

The Master of Nursing - Advanced Nursing Practice program (MN-ANP) provides the basis for leadership in advanced nursing roles within nursing education, health services or health promotion. The Master of Nursing - Primary Health Care Nursing Practice program (MN-PHCNP) program utilizes a combination of on-site and distance learning and offers full- and part-time options in collaboration with a consortium of Ontario universities.

Program Length

  • 16 months - four years

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Part-time study

Funding Information

Admission Requirements

Both general and program-specific requirements must be met to be considered for admission. All programs have one intake annually, beginning in September.

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a program that is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) or approved by an appropriate provincial nursing organization.
  • GPA of 78 per cent (B+) or higher
  • Undergraduate preparation in research and statistics
  • RN registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions (MN-ANP international applicants exempted; no exemptions for MN-PHCNP).
  • Current membership in the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (MN-ANP international applicants exempted; no exemptions for MN-PHCNP).
  • Completion of the equivalent of two years full-time nursing clinical practice experience (3,640 hours) within the past five years (MN-PHCNP applicants only).

Additional Requirements

  • International students must meet English language fluency requirements

Application Deadline

  • February 1

Fields of Research

  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Primary Health Care Nursing Practice