Course sequencing

Course Requirements

This program requires a completion of a total of 31.5 units of study, including a research project or thesis. All course requirements must be completed prior to proceeding to the final oral examination. Students will have a supervisor from each School. Students with an overall A- average may complete a thesis, with the approval of both supervisors, the Director of the School of Health Information Science and the Associate Director, Graduate Education in the School of Nursing. Completion of a Master's degree with thesis is encouraged for students intending to pursue Doctoral studies.

Students are expected to be enrolled full time for the duration of their program. Cooperative learning experiences must usually be undertaken outside of a student's current employment setting.

Thesis: 31.5 units

Course sequencing for thesis option

Six units of electives in total are required to meet program requirements.
  • NURS Electives (1.5)
  • HINF Electives (3.0)
  • NURS or HINF Elective (1.5)
Electives are chosen in consultation with the program supervisors.
The electives may be taken at any time throughout the program. They have been identified above to provide guidance for students to determine when they may best fit with their program of studies.

Available electives options for Nursing graduate students

 Research Project: 31.5 units

Course sequencing for project option

The 31.5 units consist of 7.5 units of Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) foundational courses, 6.0 units of required HINF courses, 6.0 units of co-operative learning experiences, 9.0 units of electives and a 3.0-unit research project.

Guidelines for research projects