Tuition is $760 per semester hour and the program is a total of 31 semester hours. This works out to $2,280 per 3 sh course, and $3,040 per 4 sh course. The total tuition cost of the MSN program is approximately $24,000 (ie. approximately $12,000 in the first year, and $12,000 in the second year).

Detailed information about fees and payments is available on the Office of the Registrar’s Tuition & Fees page. See also the Payment Dates page.

Additional Course & Student Fees

  • NURS 510 A - Foundation of Nursing Knowledge (Summer Residency) Course Fee $100
  • NURS 520 A - Knowledge Sythesis (Summer Residency) Course Fee $100
  • NURS 550 Health Care Policy Course Fee: $500
  • NURS 622 The Skills of Nursing Leadership Course Fee: $60
  • Thesis Seminar I Course Fee: $400
  • Thesis Continuation Fees: $955/semester  
  • Graduate Student Association Fee: $3 per semester hour
  • Infrastructure Technology Activity Fee: $120 per 3 credit course

Fund your Graduate Studies

There are several options to assist you in funding graduate studies, including scholarships and endowment awards from TWU. Many students are also receiving additional support from their employers, their nursing union, and other professional associations and funding agencies.

MSN Scholarships

Academic Entrance Scholarship
An entrance scholarship, based on academic achievement and overall strength of admissions, open to all TWU BSN graduates from the current year.

MSN Clinical Supervisors Scholarship
An Entrance Scholarship, open to all TWU Clinical Supervisors from current or previous school year.

External Scholarships

Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)

Various scholarships and fellowships available. Links provided for more information.

Date: Various
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BC History of Nursing Professional Practice Group Scholarship

Graduate: $500 - $1000.

Date: March, November
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BC Medical Services Foundation (BCMSF)/Vancouver Foundation

Summer Research Scholarships:

Date: Check on website for deadlines
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Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Masters: $17,500 (one year only)

Date: February 1
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Canadian Nurses Foundation

Masters: $5,000. Nightingale Award: $1,000.

Date: March 31
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Masters: Canada graduate scholarships: various amounts

Date: Various
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XI ETA Honor Society of BC

Applicants must have an approved proposal and REB approval.
$1,500 Masters.

Date: December 10
More information

BC Nurses Union


Date: See Website for information
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Pacific Leaders Scholarship for Public Servants

January 31, May 31, October 31

Date: See Website for information
More information

Loan Funding

As a part-time program, students enrolled in MSN are not eligible for government-issued financial assistance.  Students may be able to access Student Lines of Credit offer through financial institutions such as banks and credit unions. Be sure to research the terms and conditions carefully as they can vary between financial institutions. For any questions regarding student loan funding, please contact the Financial Aid & Awards Office.