Master of Nursing (MN)

Whether you are considering a career in advanced practice or nursing leadership, the academic advisors in Dalhousie's MN program can help you target your education to meet your goals.

Mental Health and Addictions

The Master of Nursing Mental Health and Addictions program is intended for Registered Nurses who already have clinical experience in mental health and addictions seeking to enhance their clinical assessment skills andexpertise.

Nurse Practitioner

This option is intended for students seeking the in-depth clinical preparation required for licensure as a Nurse Practitioner. A limited number of seats are available.

Professional Stream

This option is intended for students seeking to develop the theoretical knowledge to lead professional practice change and the evaluation of practice change. 

Latest news:
"I need to do something": Nurse Practitioner student helping home community get through COVID-19
Athanasius “Tanas” Sylliboy, RN and graduating Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner student, is in his home community of Eskasoni, working hard to minimize the impact of COVID-19.

Our Philosophy

Graduate studies at Dalhousie’s School of Nursing are guided by a philosophy of primary health care that recognizes the unique strengths of individuals, families and communities.

We stress the five principles defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) in the 1978 Alma Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care and reaffirmed in the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion in 1986.

Those principles are

  • Accessibility of health care for all people regardless of their geographic location, income, culture, race, gender identity, age, faith tradition.
  • Health promotion, injury/illness prevention focus as opposed to illness treatment and curative care focus
  • Participation of individuals, families, groups and communities in decisions that affect their health. Such partnerships are grounded in community development, empowerment, client education and informed decision-making, and the belief that informed people and communities make decisions in their own best interest.
  • Intersectoral collaboration, which acknowledges that health is determined by social, economic and physical environment factors
  • Appropriate technology, which is affordable and accessible to people and communities.