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Master of Nursing [M.N]

 2 years
 full time

Field of Study

$ 3,730 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Master of Nursing at the University of Victoria is offered as a 24-month program
  • The University of Victoria also ranked 2nd in Maclean’s top Canadian Comprehensive Universities 2019.
  • All Nursing programs are delivered online through a variety of distance learning formats, primarily web-based asynchronous learning tools
  • In this Master of Nursing Program offers 4 programs. They are:
    • Nurse educator program
    • Advanced practice leadership
    • Nurse practitioner
    • Master of Nursing and Master of Health Informatics program (double degree)
  • The program is practice-oriented and theory-based, intended to prepare nurses for a wide variety of advanced practice roles, including clinical nurse specialists.
  • Nursing practice experiences are essential components of the nursing program.
  • If a student is completing hours outside the province/territory/state where they are currently registered, they must acquire active practicing registration in the jurisdiction where these practicum hours take place.
  • Arrangements and associated costs related to nursing practice experiences are the responsibility of the individual student.
  • University provides financial assistance assessed automatically for each applicant.
  • Nursing Department includes 23 regular faculty members including three Canada Research Chairs.
  • In this department of Nursing, over 100 graduate students and the Male to female ratio is 42:58.
  • There are so many job opportunities for students who are graduating from this program. Some of them are:
    • Nursing Instructor 
    • ICU Nurse
    • Nursing supervisor, etc with an average salary of 58,909 USD per year.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 7,856 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,MELAB
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Applicants must have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing (equivalent to the degree offered by the University of Victoria) with at least a B+ (77%) average calculated over the last two years (or the equivalent of 30.0 UVic units) of the degree to be considered.
  • Practical, non-graded (pass-fail) courses, credit granted on the basis of life or work experience, or credit earned at institutions not recognized by the University will not be used in determining grade point average or units completed.
  • Students with Honour’s degree or equivalent research experience are preferred.

Work Experience Eligibility:

  • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with one year of work experience.
  • Students do require kind of related work experience for this program.
  • The equivalent of a minimum of two years' full-time recent nursing practice as a registered nurse, preferably in the chosen area of concentration, is strongly recommended.


  • Students without related academic experience or work experience students should have also encouraged to apply, given they have following requirement:
  • An overall average of at least 70% is required in any Medical UG program.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed of both a Bachelor’s (3 years) degree and a Master’s degree.
  • Or, minimum requirement overall i.e First-class division(75% or above, Distinction or Outstanding).


  • An in-depth letter must be submitted showing actions taken to strengthen their new application over the previous one. It needs to be typed, double spaced, with normal margins and should be no longer than 2-pages.
  • Updated documents are also required to reflect the actions taken to strengthen the application (e.g. CV, new transcript, etc.)

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide.

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Students has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Proof that students have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  • Letters of reference or any other documents the visa office tell students to bring.

Application Deadline

Feb 15

Scores Required

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$3730$3730
Health insurance$198$198
Total fees$3928$3928

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing and food$ 8,275
Transportation$ 121


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Ranked #451/ 600

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Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
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VISA & Work Study


  • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
  • A Student VISA is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
  • They must have a Student VISA to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
  • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
  • The Temporary Resident Visa (Entry Visa) is a stamp placed on their passport that allows them to enter Canada.
  • In most cases, students Entry Visa will have the same expiry date as their Student VISA.
  • A Student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
  • The cost of the Student VISA is 112 USD.
  • The students need these documents to apply for a Student VISA:
    • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
    • Proof of identity 
    • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

Work Study

  • Both full-time and part-time students can avail of work while studying in Canada options.
  • A student can be hired for only one Work-Study position. Students can find and apply for jobs on Career Exploration and Education website.
  • Student eligibility for the Work-Study Program is based upon students meeting this criterion:
    • Have proof of a government student aid package of at least 1500 USD
    • Be registered at University of Victoria as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in both terms.
    • Have achieved a satisfactory academic standing with a minimum 2.0 institutional grade point average in their previous academic session
  • The Work-Study Program gives the student a chance to work On-campus if the student is a full-time student:
    • Work Part-time during the academic year to earn around 2250 USD 
    • Work Full time during the summer months to earn close to 4500 USD

Career and Placement after Course

Nursing instructor

A nursing instructor is the one who educates and instructs licensed practical nurses and registered nurses for entry into practice positions.

Staff nurse

A staff nurse manages patient care and patient recovery in a medical unit.

Nursing supervisor

A nurse supervisor supervises the functioning of all the nurses.

Nurse assistant

A nursing assistant supports the nursing staff in taking care of patients.

ICU Nurse

Nurse at the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is hired for emergency situations and taking care of critical patients.

Clinical Nurse Manager

A Clinical Nurse Manager is hired to oversee the day-to-day operations of a nursing unit in a hospital. 

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