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PROGRAMS
Nursing (PhD)
Nursing (MScN)
Nursing (MN) - Advanced Clinical Practice and Leadership in Nursing Fields
Nursing (MN) - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Field

DIPLOMAS
Graduate Diploma - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
Graduate Diploma - Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care

COURSES
NURSING


Nursing (PhD)
The PhD program, focusing on health outcomes and health services research, will involve four years of full-time study. It will combine coursework, comprehensive exams and a dissertation. This program will prepare graduates to assume leadership roles in academic and practice settings. Research and scholarly activities will prepare graduates to contribute to nursing practice, the design and delivery of health care, and policy development.

Admission Requirements
Submit
Curriculum vitae (CV)
Three professional letters of reference.
A statement of research interest and a career plan
Provide two examples of independent scholarly work (e.g., publications, research reports, course assignments)
For international students, successful completion of an English Language Proficiency Exam may be required. Refer to Application Information in Graduate Calendar for requirements

Other
Interview may be required

Degree requirements:
NURS-9100. Philosophy of Science in Nursing
NURS-9200. Advanced Perspectives in Quantitative Research Methods and Analysis
NURS-9300. Advanced Perspectives in Qualitative Research
One graduate level course
NURS-9410 Comprehensive Exam
NURS-9980. Dissertation

In addition to the degree requirements, all students in the PhD Program must complete a series of professional development activites prior to enrolling in NURS-9410 Comprehensive Examinations.

Nursing (MScN)

The mission of the University of Windsor Master of Science degree program in Nursing is to prepare graduates for advanced nursing practice. Graduates will address societal health needs relating to health promotion and illness prevention, or human responses and adaptations to alterations in health. Through the integration of theory, research, and practice students will advance their scientific base for practice. In addition the program supports development of leadership and advocacy skills for contributions to health care, education and research. Through faculty guidance and self-directed learning activities, students from diverse backgrounds will develop advanced professional knowledge through critical thinking, decision making, and scholarly inquiry in a multicultural society. This program is especially designed to meet the needs of employed baccalaureate prepared nurses.

Admission Requirements
1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements are applicable.
2) Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent which includes physical assessment, and courses in research and statistics. Consideration may be given to nurse applicants holding degrees in other cognate disciplines.
3) Applicants must have maintained an overall 70% average in their undergraduate nursing program.
4) Applicants must be eligible for a current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
5) Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
6) An "Applicant Profile" must be completed which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (narrative statement).
7) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent MELAB).
8) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15 (or until seats have been filled).
9) An interview may be required.

Degree Requirements
1) Candidates for the Master of Science degree in Nursing will pursue studies in one of two fields:
(a) Advanced Clinical Nursing
(b) Nursing Leadership

2) The requirements for a MScN may be satisfied by pursuing a program of studies consisting of six prescribed courses and a thesis.

Additional information concerning the procedure for theses and major papers may be obtained from the coordinator of graduate studies.

3) Prescribed courses:

NURS-8810. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS-8820. Advanced Statistics
NURS-8830. Research Methods in Nursing
NURS-8910 Advanced Professional Nursing Practicum

and either NURS-8850 and NURS-8860, or NURS-8880 and NURS-8890, depending on the selected area of focus.

4) Clinical Judgement in Nursing Practice will involve one term of full-time study in a setting selected in consultation with the student. Students will select individuals, families, groups, populations and/or communities in various health care facilities, and/or community settings, to develop their knowledge and skill for advanced nursing practice.

5) All candidates' programs are subject to approval by the graduate coordinator.

6) The minimum grade required in all graduate courses is 70%. Any student who does not successfully complete a course may repeat it once at the discretion of the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. The student may not repeat more than one course.

7) The maximum time limit for part-time is five years; full-time is 3 years.

9) Students of the Faculty of Nursing are required to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the "Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses, Standards for the Therapeutic Nurse-Client Relationship and the Ethical Framework for Nurses in Ontario" of the College of Nurses of Ontario, and "Explanation of Professional Misconduct" of the College of Nurses of Ontario," and the academic policies of the University of Windsor.
Failure of any Nursing student to conform to the principles of these documents may result in dismissal from any of the Faculty of Nursing's programs.

The Master's thesis committee is chosen in the manner described in the section titled, The Master's Degree - Program Requirements of this Graduate Calendar. The final examination will be conducted by the Master's committee.


Nursing (MN) - Advanced Clinical Practice and Leadership in Nursing Fields

Admission Requirements
1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies are applicable.
2) Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent which includes physical assessment, and courses in research and statistics. Consideration may be given to nurse applicants holding degrees in other cognate disciplines.
3) Applicants must have maintained an overall 70% average in their undergraduate nursing program.
4) Applicants must be eligible for a current certificate of competence as Registered Nurses in Ontario.
5) Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
6) An "Applicant Profile" must be completed which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (narrative statement).
7) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent MELAB).
8) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15 (or until seats have been filled).
9) An interview may be required.

Degree Requirements

It should be noted that two areas of concentration - Advanced Clinical Practice and Leadership in Nursing - are the same as the M.Sc. program. There is also a third area of concentration available through the Master of Nursing: the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Field.

Total courses: Ten (10) courses

(a) Students in the course-based master's (MN) must take the same six (6) compulsory courses required of students in the Master of Science Program (MSc):
NURS-8810. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS-8820. Advanced Statistics
NURS-8830. Research Methods in Nursing
NURS-8910 Advanced Professional Nursing Practicum

(b) NURS-8850 (Health of Individuals Families and Groups) and NURS-8860 (Community and Population Health) OR NURS-8880 ( Theoretical Foundation of Nursing Leadership) and NURS-8890 (Innovations in Nursing Leadership)

(c) Four additional graduate level courses, two of which must be Nursing courses. Students can use the courses in the other field to fulfill this requirement.


Course Sequencing
YEAR I

Fall Semester
NURS-8810. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS-8830. Research Methods In Nursing

Winter Semester
NURS-8820. Advanced Statistics
NURS-8850.Health of Individuals, Families and Groups
or
NURS-8880. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Leadership

Summer Semester
Nursing/Other graduate course(s)

YEAR II

Fall Semester
Nursing/Other graduate course
NURS-8860. Community and Population Health
or
NURS-8890. Innovations in Nursing Leadership

Winter Semester
NURS-8910Advanced Professional Nursing Practicum

Summer Semester
Nursing/Other graduate course(s)


Nursing (MN) - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Admission Requirements
1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements are applicable.
2) Applicants must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or equivalent which includes physical assessment, and courses in research and statistics. Consideration may be given to Registered Nurses (RN) applicants holding degrees in other cognate disciplines.
3) Applicants must have maintained an overall B average in their undergraduate nursing program.
4) Applicants must have a current certificate of registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
5) Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
6) An "Applicant Profile" must be completed which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (narrative statement).
7) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent).
8) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15.
9) An interview may be required.

In addition:

Applicants must have the equivalent of two years full-time relevant nursing practice within the past five years.

Preference will be given to Ontario residents whose work experience in nursing has been continuous and who have clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: primary health care, ambulatory care, public health, community health, long term care, emergency care, outpost nursing.

Note: This is a limited enrolment program. Therefore, possession of minimum published requirements does not guarantee admission

Information/NP application can also be obtained on the internet at http://np-education.ca.

Standing Required for Continuation in Program and for Graduation
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research requires that students maintain at least a 70% cumulative average at all times. A minimum grade of 70% is required in each Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner course. A student in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program who does not obtain credit in any course may repeat the course once only. There may be no more than a 3-year lapse between Nurse Practitioner courses. Application review will begin March 1st; applications should be made through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Program Requirements
This is a 24-month program designed for nurses who have a BScN.

Total courses: 10 courses (45 credit hours)

YEAR I

Fall
NURS-8810. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
NURS-8500. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8570. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I (4.5 credit hours)

Winter
NURS-8500. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8580. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II (4.5 credit hours)

YEAR II

Fall
NURS-8830. Research Methods in Nursing
NURS-8520. Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8610. Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I (4.5 credit hours)

Winter
NURS-8820. Advanced Statistics
NURS-8520. Roles of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care (cont’d)
NURS-8620..Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II (4.5 credit hours)

Summer
NURS-8870. Integrative Practicum (12 credit hours)


GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

Graduate Diploma - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner -

Admission Requirements
1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research admission requirements are applicable.
2) Applicants must have a Master's degree in Nursing.
3) Applicants must have maintained an overall B average in their undergraduate nursing program.
4) Applicants must have a current certificate of registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
5) Three Faculty of Nursing confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
6) An "Applicant Profile" must be completed which includes a section addressing goals in seeking graduate education (narrative statement).
7) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent).
8) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15.
9) An interview may be required.

In addition:

Applicants must have the equivalent of two years full-time relevant nursing practice within the past five years.
Preference will be given to Ontario residents whose work experience in nursing has been continuous and who have clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: primary health care, ambulatory care, public health, community health, long term care, emergency care, outpost nursing.
Note: This is a limited enrolment program. Therefore, possession of minimum published requirements does not guarantee admission
Information/NP application can also be obtained on the internet at http://np-education.ca.

Standing Required for Continuation in Program and for Graduation

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research requires that students maintain at least a 70% cumulative average at all times. A minimum grade of 70% is required in each Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner course. A student in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program who does not obtain credit in any course may repeat the course once only. There may be no more than a 3-year lapse between Nurse Practitioner courses. Application review will begin March 1st; applications should be made through the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC).

Program Requirements
This is a twelve-month program designed for nurses who already have a Master’s in Nursing

Fall
NURS-8500. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8520. Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care. (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8570. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I (4.5 credit hours)
NURS-8610. Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I (4.5 credit hours)

Winter
NURS-8500. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (cont’d, 3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8520. Roles of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care (cont’d, 3 credit hours, 2 terms)
NURS-8580. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II (4.5 credit hours)
NURS-8620. Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II (4.5 credit hours)

Summer
NURS-8870. Integrative Practicum (12 credit hours)



Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice Oncology/Palliative Care (Admissions to program suspended as of Fall 2017)
The Graduate Diploma in Oncology/Palliative Care is designed for health care professionals who desire a series of courses to facilitate the clinical and psychosocial care of oncology/palliative clients.

Admission Requirements
1) All general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies admission requirements are applicable.
2) Completed BScN or health-related 4 year honours degree. Preference will be given to those who have completed or are currently enrolled in a Master’s or PhD degree program.
3) A minimum B standing in all degrees previously obtained.
4) Evidence of registration or license in her/his own province/country (for registered nurses only).
5) Minimum of two years’ experience in healthcare. Preference will be given to those with Oncology/Palliative care experience.
6) Current curriculum vitae
7) Original post-secondary transcripts
8) Three confidential reports must be completed by academic/professional referees, with at least one from an academic who has taught the applicant and one from a recent employment supervisor.
9) A narrative statement must be submitted, which will address the candidate’s rationale for seeking the graduate diploma.
10) Applicants whose native language is not English must submit certification of English proficiency (official TOEFL score or equivalent MELAB).
11) Applications for admission must be completed by February 15 (or until seats have been filled).
12) Completed Application form and application fee
13) An interview may be required.

Required Courses:
1) NURS-8300. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative Patient (Part I)
2) NURS-8320. Advanced Health Assessment, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics of the Oncology/Palliative Patient (Part 2)
3) NURS-8330. Interprofessional Psychosocial Oncology: Introduction to Theory and Practice (one course)
4) NURS-8310. Leadership and Management in Oncology/Palliative care settings (one course)
5) NURS-8340. Advanced End of Life Care (one course)
6) NURS-8350. Oncology/Palliative Simulation and Practicum with two phases:1) Simulation; and, 2) Preceptorship