Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

8 School of Nursing : 8.1 The School : 8.1.5 Programs Offered

The School offers the following programs, which are outlined in the relevant section of this Calendar:
1. The School offers the following bachelor programs:
A bachelor's program, B.Sc.(N.), for holders of a collegial (CEGEP) diploma in Health Sciences or Natural Sciences (or its equivalent). This program prepares students for entry into the Nursing Profession. (High school, Mature, university transfer, and other applicant types for the B.Sc.(N.) program can be found in section 8.2.1 “Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program – B.Sc.(N.)”).
2. The School offers a M.Sc.(A.) in Nursing. This clinically based program prepares nurses to assume advanced practice roles in nursing (Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse Practitioner). The M.Sc.(A.) program of study can be tailored to meet specific career goals in areas such as administration and international health. There are two routes of entry to this program.
Applications to the Master’s program are accepted from:
Nurses holding a bachelor's degree in nursing equivalent to the B.Sc.(N.) or B.N. (Integrated) undergraduate degree offered at McGill.
Graduates with a general B.A. or B.Sc. from programs comparable to the McGill undergraduate degrees and no previous nursing preparation. This route of entry to graduate studies in nursing is unique in Canada.
3. The School of Nursing offers a Graduate Certificate Theory in Neonatology and a Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care. Graduate Diplomas are offered in Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and in Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
Applications to the Graduate Certificates and Diplomas are accepted from:
See for further details.
4. The School of Nursing of McGill University and the Faculté de Sciences Infirmières of the Université de Montréal offer a joint doctorate program leading to a Ph.D. in Nursing. Candidates that have completed Master's level studies with either their undergraduate or graduate degree in Nursing are eligible to apply. Selected students may be admitted after completion of their first year of Master's study at McGill.
For information on our graduate programs (Master's, Doctoral and Postdoctoral studies), please refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Programs, Courses and University Regulations publication available at
Other online resources available include the Undergraduate Admissions Guide at Useful information can also be found on the Enrolment Services website at

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