Apply to Master of Nursing program

General admission requirements

Applicants must apply for a single program option (e.g. APL, NUED, NP or NUHI). Multiple applications will not be reviewed.

Candidates will be considered for admission under the general regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Applicants must have completed a Baccalaureate in Nursing (equivalent to the degree offered by the University of Victoria) with at least a B (73%) average.

Verification of registration as an active practicing nurse is required from the regulatory body of the jurisdiction where you live. The equivalent of a minimum of two years' full-time recent nursing practice as a registered nurse, preferably in the chosen area of concentration, is strongly recommended.

All applicants to the Master of Nursing Program are required to have successfully completed an upper level (300 or 400) undergraduate statistics course from a recognized post-secondary educational institute with a final grade of “B” or higher within 5-years of application to the program. If not already completed, you may wish to consider enrolling in one of the following statistics courses (offered online) for the purpose of meeting the pre-requisite admission requirement to the UVic MN program:

Athabasca University

SOCI 301

MGSC 301

MATH 215

MATH 315

Thompson River University Online Learning               

STAT 1201

The statistics course is required to ensure that you are prepared to successfully engage with and complete the course content in both required MN program research courses. It does not need to be completed upon application to the program. Evidence of the successful completion of this course however, must be received prior to beginning the program.

Application deadline is December 1. Documentation deadline is December 15.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered

Entry point: September

Documents required for admission

At UVic, we have a unique approach to handling applications. Applications and supporting documents are first processed by the Graduate Admissions and Records Office. If the Faculty of Graduate Studies standards are met, they forward the application to the School of Nursing for further consideration. The School of Nursing may have additional requirements beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, including a higher grade point average (GPA).

The following documents are to be submitted online:

  • The official online application form.
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary studies.
  • One academic reference from a post-secondary instructor and one professional reference. The names and professional contact information for the academic referees must be provided on the online application form. The university will email the appropriate forms to the identified referees within 24 hours of submission of the completed application.
  • One employer reference form from someone in a direct supervisory role.
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement (maximum 2 pages or 500 words).The personal statement is an important part of the application process and provides a formal sample of the applicant's writing.