Trinity Western University

School of Nursing

Graduate Program in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Dr. Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, Director


The vision of TWU's Master of Science in Nursing program is to foster values-based nursing, educational vitality, excellence in scholarship in practice, and transformation through Christian graduate nursing education. A strong disciplinary nursing core together with electives allows students to personalize their studies for their unique career path, whether as educators, leaders, or advanced practice nurses.

The objectives of the program are to prepare graduates who are able to:

  • Apply thoughtful Christian perspectives to nursing practice;
  • Enact a vision and mission for values-based leadership;
  • Enact an enhanced professional role based on specialized knowledge and expertise in nursing education, administration, and practice;
  • Advance nursing scholarship in practice that is informed by sound evidence;
  • Promote ethically responsible health care and health-related policy;
  • Relate historical, academic, social, and political influences to health and nursing;
  • Qualify for entrance into doctoral studies.

Graduates who choose a focus on Nursing Education are prepared to step into the many current and upcoming faculty and clinical supervision positions in baccalaureate nursing programs. Graduates who choose a focus on Nursing Leadership have integrated interdisciplinary nursing knowledge—about health promotion, patient responses to illness, interpersonal communication, population health and the social contexts of health and illness—and emerging knowledge about health care organizations and leadership theory. Trinity Western M.S.N. graduates are in a unique position to provide highly effective leadership to today’s changing, complex health care environments. The electives in Advanced Nursing Practice with the Older Adult reflect a social responsiveness to the demographic trend of an aging population and prepare nurses for various advanced practice positions.

Program Structure

The program is delivered through a combination of on-campus and online courses. The program consists of six core Nursing courses, two electives, and a capstone project (knowledge translation project or thesis) for a total of 30 sem. hrs. of study. Course work is typically completed over two years, followed by the capstone project. Students have five years to complete all program requirements. Students have two residencies: four weeks on TWU’s Langley campus during the first summer, and one week at TWU’s Laurentian Leadership Centre (LLC) in Ottawa at the end of the first year. The LLC residency offers students an exceptional experience in health care policy and leadership analysis. Online courses ensure a provincially, nationally, and internationally accessible graduate program.

For more information on the Master of Science in Nursing Program, see the Graduate Studies portion of this Academic Calendar.

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