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NUR 714: Scholarly Paper

Scholarly Paper

Aim of the Scholarly Paper

Students must successfully submit a final Scholarly Paper to complete the requirements for the course-based Masters in Nursing. The scholarly paper provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate, in writing, their ability to integrate ideas that reflect current knowledge in either client-focused, research focused, health system-focused or education-focused areas. The scholarly paper is to demonstrate integrative thinking at a general and abstract level. The paper must be 15 to 20 pages, excluding title page, references and appendices, double-spaced using 12-point type and one-inch margins.


Normally after the required courses have been completed, course-based MSc students will complete the scholarly paper process. Students in the MSc program leading to PHCNP certificate complete the Scholarly Paper following completion of the first 3 core courses. Failure to successfully complete the scholarly paper, will require withdrawal from the Program. The student should declare any potential conflicting event, which may take place during the scholarly paper process so that the Faculty Advisor can take the time into consideration.

Full details are found in the Nursing Guide to Graduate Studies Graduate Nursing Handbook

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