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Regulations effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
If you were admitted to the MN:GEN program prior to September 2017, use the Cohort 1 regulations.
For MN:GEN student applications admitted after September 1, 2017, the most recent regulations below will apply.
Program students are enrolled in any of the degrees, diplomas, or certificates offered by Athabasca University. Students who change from non-program to a program category may use credits earned while in the unclassified category provided the course(s) meet the program requirements, including any restrictions on the age of a course, if applicable.
In keeping with Athabasca University’s mandate of open access, residency requirements for the MN:GEN program are satisfied when the student has successfully completed 18 credits in MHST/NURS graduate courses through Athabasca University. The remaining credits may be transferred from other institutions, provided they are applicable to the student’s program.
The MN:GEN program is composed of a total of 33 credits: 11 courses in the course-based route, or 8 courses in the thesis-based route.
Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Practitioners seeking admission to the Master of Nursing: Generalist Program Registered Nurses with a Baccalaureate in Nursing or equivalent, a Canadian Nurse Practitioner (NP) license and an approved Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Practitioner Certificate will be admitted to the Master of Nursing: Generalist Stream and will complete the following courses:
Students may choose from a course-based or thesis-based route.
Students must complete the MN:GEN program requirements within seven years of their initial admission to the program.
To maintain program status, course-based students must successfully complete six credits of course work during each academic year (September 1 to August 31). Students who do not meet the requirements for maintaining program status will be withdrawn from the program. If a student is unable and not expected to make progress in the program, the student may request a deferral in order to suspend the program requirements for a period of time by submitting a Deferral Request form. The maximum length of one deferral is one (1) year. In special circumstances, students may reapply for a second year of deferral during their time in their program.
Thesis-based students must also successfully complete six credits of course work during each academic year (September 1 to August 31) to maintain program status. Students who do not meet the requirements for maintaining program status will be withdrawn from the program.
Students may withdraw from their program by submitting a Program Withdrawal form. Students who withdraw may re-apply to the program by following the regular application procedures. Students re-applying to a graduate program will be competing against all other applicants and will not receive special consideration.
Two failures in one or more courses will result in the automatic removal of the student from the program with no option for re-admission to CNHS graduate programs.
The MN program does not have candidacy exams, therefore the use of MN (C) during your program is not permitted. When you have completed your program of study, applied to graduate, and your degree has been conferred, you may use the relevant credentials: MN. You may use this credential only after the degree is conferred.
To be awarded the MN degree, a student must:
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Updated by Student & Academic Services