Athabasca University

Centre for Nursing and Health Studies

Master of Nursing (MN)


1 University Drive

Athabasca, AB



(800) 788-9041


(780) 675-6170

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Nursing (MN)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Nursing (MN) program contains two streams: Generalist and Advanced Nursing Practice.

The Generalist stream prepares nurses to assume leadership positions in the health system. The program prepares nurses to discern emerging trends, anticipate future health care directions, and provide leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating nursing practice, drawing on philosophical considerations, research methods and various tools of analysis. Students may elect to complete a teaching focus. Applicants with NP licensure should apply to enrol in the MN: Generalist stream.

The Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) stream prepares nurses to assume a broader role in the provision of health services to clients of all ages, as community-based nurse practitioners. It provides theoretical and clinical preparation for nurses whose role will focus on advanced nursing practice. Students in the ANP Stream are required to write a comprehensive examination upon completion of their ANP courses. RNs seeking initial NP licensure should apply to enrol in the MN: ANP stream.

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