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Regulations effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.
The MN:GEN program is composed of a total of 33 credits (8 courses) in the thesis-based route: one of the thesis courses is 12 credits. Visit the MN:GEN Program Regulations page for additional program information.
Students may choose from a course-based or thesis-based route (below).
Thesis-based route: Students complete two core courses, two curriculum courses, one elective, and three thesis-related courses. Students may elect to complete one of two focus areas: Teaching Focus or Leadership Focus.
The following core courses apply to the thesis-based route:
* NURS 608 is a prerequisite to all courses in the MN:GEN program, except MHST/NURS 603, to which it is a co-requisite. NURS 608 must be taken as the student's first course.
** MHST/NURS 603 is a co-requisite for all courses in the MN:GEN program. It must be taken as the student's second course. It may be taken at the same time as NURS 608, or at the same time as any other course in the program.
Students enrolled in the thesis-based route must complete two of the following CNHS courses:
Elective and Thesis Courses
Elective Courses: In addition to the core and curriculum courses, one elective is required in the thesis-based route. This elective may be completed prior to or concurrently with MHST/NURS 611. This elective course may include: CNHS graduate courses, as listed in the above table of curriculum courses; other Athabasca University graduate level courses; or pre-approved graduate courses from other universities (refer to Letter of Permission to Complete a Course at Another University).
Thesis Courses: In addition to the core, curriculum courses, and elective courses, three thesis courses are required in the thesis-based route. Students enrolled in the thesis-based route must complete one advanced research methods course (either MHST/NURS 712 or 713) and two courses during which the thesis will be completed (MHST/NURS 719 and MHST/NURS 720).
A focus area is a subject concentration within your degree program. Students in the thesis-based route may elect to complete a focus area in Teaching or Leadership. Students must declare their selection with the Faculty of Health Disciplines Programs Office, or on their program application.
The teaching focus includes two core courses (NURS 608 and MHST/NURS 603), three thesis courses, and three teaching focus courses (MHST/NURS 623, MHST/NURS 624, MHST/NURS 625).
The leadership focus includes two core courses (NURS 608 and MHST/NURS 603), three thesis courses, and three leadership focus courses (MHST/NURS 604, MHST/NURS 621, MHST/NURS 622).
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.
Updated by Student & Academic Services