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Master of Nursing
Leadership in Advanced Practice

Program Description

Program Overview The goal of the MN program at the University of New Brunswick is to prepare nurses for advanced professional roles through course work, practice based inquiry, and meaningful engagement with practice partners/stakeholders.  The MN program is designed to equip students with integrative knowledge of nursing leadership, research, theory, and practice. Students are encouraged to design, with an academic advisor, a program of study that will prepare them to assume advanced professional roles in their area of specific interest.  While in the program, students will have opportunities to develop leadership capacity by exploring issues and challenges within health and health care.

Program Streams 

(1) Master of Nursing - 5 core courses, 6 program specific courses, thesis or project

(2) Master of Nursing plus Nurse Practitioner  - 5 core courses, 12 program specific courses, synthesis paper

Note: Due to program restructuring, we are placing a hold on applications for the Nurse Educator stream. Students who are interested in advanced professional roles as educators can complete our program with electives or guided-study courses in this area.

Background 

Our revised program represents the culmination of community based consultation and collaborative events that have occurred over the last few years. These events include: (a) a survey of nurses across the province to determine their educational goals, (b) focus groups with key stakeholders and partners, (c) exploration of trends in graduate education and other Master of Nursing programs, (d) recognition of changes occurring in all realms of professional nursing practice and the urgent need for nurses prepared to assume leadership positions, as well as (e) critical reflection of the feedback from external academic reviews and the competencies for masters education prepared by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

New Option for Report Project with Practice Partners

Students who register in this project option will work collaboratively with a partner to complete a project that is mutually beneficial in that it addresses not only their learning needs but also the needs of their partner. The nature and scope of the project will be determined through a collaborative process involving the student, identified partner, and a faculty member. 

Examples of projects might include:

• Engaging in policy development to address a specific concern of nursing practice.

• Developing a clinical pathway that incorporates best available evidence.

• Use of secondary data sources to achieve an evidence based synthesis of previous research related to a practice issue contributing to, participating in, or conducting a quality assurance project.

• Proposing and completing an evidence informed, action oriented, collaborative, community-based intervention – in collaboration with a practice partner.

Full-Time Students Proposed Course Sequencing

Year

Fall Term

Winter Term

Summer Term

1

Nurs6018
Nursing Leadership, Ethics and Health Policy

Nurs6013
Theoretical Foundations

Elective I or Nurs6234
Guided Study

Nurs6012
Statistics

Nurs6016
Research and Evidence Informed Nursing I

Elective II or Nurs6234
Guided Study

Nurs6102
Advanced Practice

Nurs6017
Research and Evidence Informed Nursing II

Nurs6234
Guided Study (Proposal Development)

2

Nurs6997
Thesis or

Nurs6996
Report-Project Work

Nurs6997 Thesis or

Nurs6996 Report-Project Work

Nurs6997 Thesis or

Nurs6996 Report-Project Work

Part-Time Students Proposed Course Sequencing

Year

Fall Term

Winter Term

Summer Term

1 Nurs6018
Nursing Leadership, Ethics and Health Policy
Nurs6012
Statistics
Nurs6102
Advanced Practice
2 Nurs6013
Theoretical Foundations
Nurs6016
Research and Evidence Informed Nursing I
Nurs6017
Research and Evidence Informed Nursing II
3 Elective I or Nurs6234
Guided Study
Elective I or Nurs6234
Guided Study
Elective I or Nurs6234
Guided Study (Proposal Development)
4

Nurs6997 Thesis or

Nurs6996 Report-Project Work

Nurs6997 Thesis or

Nurs6996 Report-Project Work

Nurs6997 Thesis or

Nurs6996 Report-Project Work

Why Choose UNB?

Our approved Master of Nursing (MN) program has two program streams:
• Thesis/Report
• Nurse Practitioner

Our program streams are offered via distributed and distance learning from Fredericton to our New Brunswick UNB sites in Moncton and Saint John as well as our site at Humber College in Toronto. Models of distributed learning may include designated in-person class meetings and any of the following methods: teleconferencing, videoconferencing or online options (e.g., Desire2Learn).

You will benefit from UNB's presence as a research powerhouse, 75 per cent of the research conducted in New Brunswick happens here.

We have close to 50 members as part of our Graduate Academic Unit, many of whom are actively engaged in research.

You will enjoy individual attention from our world-class researchers and professors in a small, friendly, supportive atmosphere.