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Key Contacts

Assistant Dean, Nursing Graduate Program
Dr. Nancy Carter
905-525-9140 x 22259

Graduate Program Support Associate
Jasmine Francis

Questions about Admission to Our Programs

Nursing Graduate Program Applications

Applications for Fall 2023, will open October 11th, 2022 and close January 15th, 2023. 

Please email for questions or concerns.


The focus on research, innovation and student-centred learning within the Graduate Program in Nursing allows our students to become leading clinical health science investigators in nursing who contribute to the development of the theoretical basis of practice and the evaluation of health care interventions and programs.

Areas of Excellence

Our three Areas of Excellence provide students with a range of opportunities for advanced education and research in nursing on a full- and part-time basis.


The Graduate Program in Nursing was established in 1994 and leads to a PhD degree by thesis, a MSc by thesis or a MSc by course work.

A MSc degree leading to the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) has been available since 2008.

A diploma in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP)  is available to students who have a graduate degree in Nursing.


Our School

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The School of Nursing, led by the Associate Dean of Health Sciences (Nursing), has overall responsibility for the development of the discipline of Nursing in the University and works closely with the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (Health Sciences), who is responsible for the Graduate Programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Areas of Expertise

The areas of research and clinical expertise of our graduate faculty range from ​cardiovascular nursing to gerontology and are given in detail under the faculty listing. The integration of education, research and service is the foundation for the education of graduate students at McMaster.

Research Units

There are several major research units in the School of Nursing. These include the following: 

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