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MScN-Alternate Admission

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Alternate Admission Overview

Do you have a nursing diploma and the desire to pursue graduate studies to meet your career and personal goals? The fast track admission option provides the opportunity for qualified diploma registered nurses (RNs) to pursue graduate studies over a three-year timeframe. Successful candidates will take specific undergraduate courses and earn a Master of Science in Nursing (MScN).

The core goal of this MScN admission option is to provide a unique opportunity for motivated, experienced clinicians with strong academic potential to achieve graduate level education. Successful applicants are initially admitted as visiting students under the Faculty of Health. Students are required to complete undergraduate courses in nursing in preparation for graduate study.

Students completing the 30-credit undergraduate course requirement (click here for Courses) are not awarded a baccalaureate degree. The undergraduate courses provide the necessary foundation to prepare students for the academic-oriented objectives of the graduate program.

This unique option at York increases educational accessibility and enables students and graduates to:

  • Exhibit professional stewardship and self-development to improve nursing practice, education, research and health care delivery in the human science tradition;
  • Study in their own province instead of commuting to the nearest similar program in the US; and,
  • Meet the needs of employers and clients by minimizing the time that would typically be spent in a full diploma RN to BScN program, followed by a Masters program.

Graduates of this MScN program will be prepared to assume roles as leaders in practice and education. They will make a significant contribution to improving quality of care by:

  • Integrating and interpreting human science into teaching-learning practices with nursing students, peers and recipients of care;
  • Fostering critical reflection on dominant ways of thinking and practicing within nursing, healthcare and society;
  • Leading change that promotes local and global health;
  • Participating in programs of research that focus on health and healing; and,
  • Grounding their practice in nursing science which focuses on understanding human health experiences and caring relationships.

Updated on May 13th, 2013.