Program list & descriptions

Nursing ( Masters )

The UVic School of Nursing is dedicated to excellence in accessible and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education, research initiatives, and professional activities. The school is committed to generating knowledge, advancing the nursing profession and discipline, and enhancing nursing practice to improve health for individuals, families, community, and society. Through collaborative partnerships among educators, students, health practitioners, researchers, and policy developers, we strive to support health and social change. Our graduate education programs are based on a philosophical model that attends to coherence among and between ontological, epistemological, ethical, and practice dimensions. This model is fostered by values of openness, diversity, scholarship, and service related to human health. Our faculty are widely recognized for their contributions to the advancement of nursing as a scientific discipline and practice profession through research, leadership, practice, teaching, publications and presentations. 


Prerequisite Minimum standing
BA, BSc B+

Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements for the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


Entry point Domestic students International students
September December 1 December 1


  • Employer reference
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of intent
  • For details, please consult the Nursing website

Program advisers

Department directory

Group/Position Name Telephone Office E-mail
General Office 250-721-7954 HSD A402a
FAX 250-721-6231
Director Noreen Frisch 250-721-7953 HSD A402b
Office Manager/Assistant to the Director Jill Nichol 250-721-7955 HSD A402a
Academic Administrative Officer Morag Mochan 250-721-6335 HSD A402c

Undergraduate Education

Associate Director Undergraduate Education Karen Evers-Fahey 250-721-7956 HSD A474
Assistant, Faculty & On Campus Programs Shelley Lietaer 250-721-6333 HSD A402a

Undergraduate Education - Admissions & Advising

Admissions Liaison Officer/Student Advisor Paul Meier 250-472-4702 HSD A404
Assistant, Admissions & Advisiing Naomi Poeschek 250-472-4361 HSD A402a
Assistant, Admissions & Advising Nadja Pearce 250-472-4315 HSD A402a

Graduate Education

Associate Director Graduate Education Rita Schreiber 250-721-6462 HSD B216

Graduate Education - Admissions & Advising

Coordinator, Student Affairs Lori Klear 250-721-7961 HSD A410
Assistant, Graduate Programs Russell Hawkins 250-721-8994 HSD A402
Assistant, Graduate Programs Karen Brown 250-721-6315 HSD A439

Distance Education

Program Coordinator, Distance Education Cindy MacDonald 250-472-4607 HSD A406
Assistant, Distance Education Practice Post RN Diana Gicas 250-721-6470 HSD A402a
Assistant, Distance Education Karen Brown 250-721-6315 HSD A439

Practice Education

Practica Coordinator, Graduate Education Carolyn Hammond 250-721-6334 HSD A414
Practica Coordinator, Undergraduate Post RN Education Doreen McConachie 250-721-6523 HSD A430
Practica Coordinator, Undergraduate Education Diane MacLeod 250-472-4608 HSD A412
Assistant, Practice Undergraduate On Campus & Graduate Marius Miklea 250-721-8502 HSD A402
Assistant, Practica Post RN Diana Gicas 250-721-6470 HSD A402a

Research & Scholarship

Co-Associate Director Research & Scholarship Kelli Stajduhar 250-721-7487 HSD A474
Co-Associate Director Research & Scholarship Bernie Pauly 250-472-5915 TEF 261

Co-operative education opportunities

Can you do co-op?

Graduate co-op is mandatory for students in the combined Nursing and Health Information Science double degree. Contact the Health Informatin Science Co-op Program for details.

What is co-op?

Co-operative education (co-op) is a learning strategy that lets you:

  • alternate your academic studies with paid, relevant work experience in your field of study
  • enrich your academic studies by drawing on practical, real-world experience from your work terms
  • develop competencies to excel in the workplace
  • potentially pursue work terms related to your graduate research or project
What other career development support does UVic offer?

UVic Co-op and Career can support you through every stage of your career development, through:

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Program information

Professional development
Three Minute Thesis (3MT)
Graduate Students' Society

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