Resources for graduate students

Health Services Researcher Pathway

Nurse Professional Development Tool: Research Competencies

Called the ‘Researcher Pathway’, a set of research competencies for nurses were developed by a research team supported by the BC Nursing Research Initiative through the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. ( These competencies articulate the knowledge, skills and attitudes nurses in varying positions require to engage with research and data and to conduct research.   The competencies are divided into 5 levels with two major areas – the research user and the research producer.  The professional development tool permits nurses to self-assess their research competencies and also provides links to web-based resources for review and self-study.    This tool has been updated in August 2016 for currency and is presented for use of students and faculty.  

Researcher Pathway - Nurse Professional Development Tool: Research Competencies (updated 2020)

Accounting information

View your account by signing in to UVic to confirm your course registration and tuition balance.  Accounting Services has tuition and fee assessment information.

Centre for Aboriginal Health Centre

The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement, previously Centre for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR), is dedicated to expanding wellbeing by building on strengths of Indigenous peoples, and welcomes you to join them in sharing ideas, resources, and projects.

Course materials

All distance courses use online websites to facilitate communication throughout the course and to provide administrative course information (e.g., instructor information, assignment due dates). Course content including syllabus, assignments, learning activities etc. will be available the first day of class.

Online ordering of required textbooks will be available from the UVic Bookstore one month prior to the start of term. 

How to succeed as a distance student

UVic's Technology Integrated Learning unit has tips and resources to help make distance learning online an enjoyable and successful experience for you.

Technical assistance

If you have any technical or connectivity problems with your course websites or questions about the technology's functions throughout the course, contact the Helpdesk.

UVic ONECard - Photo ID

The UVic ONECard is the single official identification card for the University of Victoria community. It incorporates many systems and services throughout the university under one card.

Distance Education students can obtain a UVic ONECard by contacting the ONECard office.

Writing skills resources

The School of Nursing writing support page has many resources for academic writing.