Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Graduate Programs Offered

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Nursing: Hybrid Online

The PhD in is a four-year program focused on developing the skills required to expand knowledge related to clinical, theoretical and health system issues. The program consists of course work, a comprehensive examination, and a thesis. Students attend three mandatory, in-person, one-week intensive sessions in year one. The remainder of the program is conducted using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing.

Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) - Two Patterns

MNSc Thesis-Based

The MNSc (thesis) is a two-year program of coursework and a thesis that is focused on developing the critical appraisal skills needed for developing the scientific basis for nursing practice, and the knowledge and skills to conduct small research projects. Areas of research include populations with complex health conditions, practice environments and health care quality.

MNSc Course-Based

The MNSc (course-based) is a two-year program of coursework with a clinical project that is focused on the scientific basis for nursing practice and preparing nurses for advanced practice. Students will develop capabilities in the advanced nursing practice domains of research, education, clinical practice, consultation, and leadership.

Master of Nursing - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (MN-PHCNP)

The MN-PHCNP is a two-year program of coursework and clinical placements focused on developing the knowledge and skills to provide advanced nursing care to individuals and families in primary care settings. Students will also learn to conduct small research projects and will gain the critical appraisal skills needed for developing the scientific basis for practice. Successful completion of the program allows you to apply to complete the Canadian family/all- ages nurse practitioner licensure examination.

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma (PHCNP Diploma)

The PHCNP Diploma program is a one-year, full-time or two-year, part-time course of study for nurses who already have a master’s degree and wish to develop advanced skills and knowledge for advanced practice in primary care settings. Successful completion of the program allows you to apply to complete the Canadian family/all-ages nurse practitioner licensure examination.

Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ): Hybrid Online

The Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) degree will prepare professionals with the knowledge and tools to research, advocate and implement strategies for risk reduction, quality improvement and safety promotion within the healthcare systems. This two year interdisciplinary course-based program consists of eight courses, including a supervised group project. Participants will have two  mandatory, in-person, one-week intensive sessions each year in July or August; the remainder of the program will be a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing.

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ): Hybrid Online

The PhD in Health Quality (PhDHQ) will prepare experts who will improve the delivery of healthcare through teaching, developing new methodologies and theoretical frameworks, as well as testing innovation in the field of health quality. The PhDHQ program is a four year, interdisciplinary program that consists of course work, a comprehensive examination, and a thesis. The program also includes a health quality internship in Spring/summer Year one. Students attend two mandatory, in-person, one-week intensive sessions in year one. The remainder of the program is conducted using a combination of synchronous and asynchronous study using interactive online videoconferencing.

Graduate Program Contact Information

The official calendars for the Ph.D. and Masters programs can be found online at https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/graduate-calendar/programs-study/nursing and should be consulted for the most up-to-date information on the programs.

The School of Nursing website provides general information on the programs at https://nursing.queensu.ca/graduate

The following Graduate programs are offered through Queen’s School of Nursing:

For further information, contact:
School of Nursing
Email: grad.nursing@queensu.ca 

Mailing address:
92 Barrie Street
​Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Telephone: 613-533-2668
Fax: 613-533-6770

Health Quality Program Contact Information

Health Quality Programs offer a Master of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Quality (PhDHQ). Specializing in linking theory and practice in health quality, risk, and safety, Health Quality Programs offer interdisciplinary courses, led by leaders in their fields, valuable international experience and convenient distance learning. Join us on the forefront of improving health quality, risk, and safety in Canada and worldwide.

The following Health Quality programs are offered through Queen’s School of Nursing:

For further information, contact:
Health Quality Programs
Email: HQPrograms@queensu.ca

Mailing address:
92 Barrie Street
​Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Telephone: 613-533-6000 ext: 75370
Fax: 613-533-6770