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YORK UNIVERSITY - [YU], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1959Established Year
  52300Enrollment

Doctor of Philosophy [Ph.D] (Nursing)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 13,500 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing at York University is offered as a 4-year teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • This graduate program offers cutting edge innovation and foundational values for nurses who want to be the leaders, educators, and advanced nurse practitioners of tomorrow.
  • The program provides students with a solid foundation of research skills and contributes to life-enhancing change in the health care system.
  • The PhD program degree requirements are:
    • Course work (required courses and electives)
    • Comprehensive Examination
    • Dissertation
  • Students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits, to be completed in the first two academic calendar years (5 terms) of the doctoral program.
  • Of the 18 credits, 12 are required, and the remaining 6 are elective. Students will participate in Doctoral Seminars (no credits) in Years 1 and 2.
  • The objective of the program is to foster the development of transformative knowledge and innovations in 3 areas of scholarship:
    • Health for persons and communities: Focuses on developing knowledge that informs the promotion and positive transformation of health across the lifespan (i.e., children, youth, adults, and older adults) at the individual, group, community, and global level.
    • Healthcare services and systems: Aims at transforming healthcare services and systems through research, leadership, policy development, and organizational change, in order to enhance health, quality of life and system accessibility, efficiency, and effectiveness.
    • Education in nursing: Aims at expanding knowledge on high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and continuing nursing education through research, transformative and caring pedagogies.
  • The department provides various facilities such as Online Communication Protocol, Nursing Library, etc.
  • Full-time students can also apply for a fellowship whose value is usually $5403.00 per year. If students receive an external scholarship such as OGS or Tri-Council, the value of the scholarship will go towards the York Fellowship.
  • York Nursing faculty and researchers are providing real-world solutions to the complex challenges of health and healing.
  • The Government of Canada’s research agencies promote innovation in research and reward academic excellence by offering a number of valuable and prestigious scholarships to students.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 54,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 58,616 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/nursing

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a Master's of Science in Nursing (MScN/MSc Nursing) degree from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.33 (B+ grade) out of 4.33 is required to be eligible for the program.
  • Students must hold an English Proficiency Test score.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree from an accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 300+ score for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/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. To know more about the requirem…. Read More


Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Three letters of reference: Students have to submit three satisfactory letters of reference (e.g., a minimum rating of ‘good’ in all letters), including:
    • an academic reference from a faculty member who taught the applicant at the graduate level.
    • a reference from a direct workplace supervisor of the applicant within the past 5 years and
    • a nurse in a leadership position who can evaluate the applicant’s actual and potential contributions in the profession of nursing.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Graduate Supplementary Application: Students must have to submit a Graduate Supplementary Application.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$13500$13500$13500$13500
Health insurance$540$540$540$540
Other fees$614$614$614$614
Total fees$14654$14654$14654$14654

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750

Ranking

Academy Ranking of World Universities 2018

Ranked #151/ 300

Nursing [ International ]


Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Trillium Scholarship $28,961 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study

Eligibility:

  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.

Restrictions:

  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Nurse Manager
  • Community Health Specialist


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