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Master of Nursing with a specialization in Aging (Nursing)


A Specialization in Aging is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Nursing and the Department of Human Ecology. Students focus their capping project or thesis on aging. The required course is NURS 604 .

Program Requirements


Students in the MN program with a specialization in Aging can select a thesis-based or course-based route.

MN Thesis-based

Students in the thesis-based MN are required to complete 10 courses (3 units, 4 units and/or 6 units) for a minimum total of 30 units, plus a thesis focused on Aging.

MN Course-based

Students in the course-based MN program are required to complete 11 courses (3 units, 4 units and/or 6 units) for a minimum total of 33 units, plus a 3-unit capping exercise (NURS 900 Guided Scholarly Project) focused on Aging.

Course-based students should complete at least three courses per year.

All part-time course-based graduate students must register in a minimum of 3 units in course-work or in M REG 800 each September to August period to maintain their student status.

Specialization required course (3 units)


Elective Courses


Four (thesis-based programs) or five (course-based programs) electives are required.

Clinical Requirements for Nursing Courses


Students are responsible for the health and safety requirements for all clinical practice courses in their graduate program. These requirements must be met prior to starting the clinical courses. If there is an associated fee, students are responsible for the costs incurred.

  • Registration with College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
  • Health Status Form
  • Immunization Requirements: See University Infectious Disease Regulation .
  • Criminal Record Check (Security Clearance Check)
  • Professional Ethics/Code of Student Behaviour

Please see the Faculty of Nursing’s website for further information regarding clinical requirements

Length of Program


The Master’s program can be completed within a two-year plus one term period.

The maximum time to complete the thesis-based MN program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is four years. The maximum time to complete the course-based MN program as set by the Faculty of
Graduate Studies and Research is six years.