Graduate programs

Nurse practitioner students
Nurse practitoner students at OSCE (objective structured clinical exam) prep

Our graduate programs

Master of Nursing


Dynamic learning beyond the classroom

The School of Nursing at UVic is a place of discovery and human flourishing. Through distance delivery, you engage in collaborative communities of learners using participatory approaches to apply research, practice, theory, and philosophy within your education. In clinical practica or co-op, you gain valuable experiences. PhD students are mentored to launch a research program to generate new knowledge for practice, policy or education. 

Extraordinary academic environment

Create your next adventure as an Advanced Practice Nurse and forge incredible learning experiences and enduring relationships. You will join a community of researchers and educators contributing to local, national and international research across the lifespan that address pressing societal issues, and enhance nursing education and leadership.

We lead the way in excellence in teaching and mentoring; nursing leadership locally, provincially and nationally; and over 40 years’ experience delivering outstanding distance education.

Our students make a vital impact on health care

Research and scholarship in human and societal health and illness are at the heart of our nursing values, mission and work. Students are exposed to policy development and advocacy to prepare them to have broad impact on the health of individuals, populations and communities. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized researchers committed to health equity by generating knowledge and advancing the discipline and profession of nursing to improve health for all. 

With a Master or PhD degree in nursing you can develop your career in a variety of employment pathways. You can be a leader in:

  • practice
  • education
  • health systems administration
  • policy development
  • research