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Dalhousie University's School of Nursing offers you the opportunity to conduct important nursing research in the process of earning your PhD (Nursing) degree.

The skills and knowledge you acquire from our experienced faculty prepare you for a career in nursing research and scholarship. In our collegial, collaborative learning environment, you will critique and analyze issues relevant to health policy and nursing practice, with an emphasis on community, family and women's health outcomes.

Join the ranks of graduate students who have earned a PhD (Nursing) degree from Dalhousie and gone on to make valuable contributions to nursing knowledge and practice.

Program structure:

The PhD program is a full-time program and students are limited to no more than one day of work unrelated to their degree per week. Students are expected to complete the program in four years.

Supervisors conduct performance and progress reviews quarterly in December, April and July.

Course work:

  • Course work is to be completed in the first 15 months of the program.
  • Comprehensive exams are taken in the second year of the program.


  • Thesis supervisory committees will be structured by the end of the first year in the program. Students must prepare a research proposal draft for the committee to review to determine the student's readiness for comprehensive exams.
  • Within six months of completing comprehensive exams, students must refine and defend their research proposals. Ethics applications must also be prepared simultaneously.
  • Students are expected to commit a minimum of four hours per weeks on research activities such as grant preparations, ethics applications and preparation of scholarly presentations.

Publications and seminars:

  • Scholars Seminars are held on a regular basis and students will be scheduled at least once per year to present. Students are required to attend all sessions.
  • Publications are considered evidence of scholarly performance. Students are required to prepare a minimum of two manuscripts as first author for submission to scholarly journals during their time in the program.

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Faculty of Health

Öğrenim seçenekleri

Full Time (4 yıl)

Okul ücreti
CAD$8,645.00 (TRY 49,689) Yıllık
Başlangıç tarihi

Planlanan Eylül 2020


Dalhousie University

Studley Campus,

Room 130, 6299 South Street, PO Box 15000,


Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Giriş koşulları

Türkiye gelen öğrenciler için

Applicants must have a first-class thesis master’s degree or its equivalent; Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study; Degree granted by university of recognized standing; Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic standing. English language requirement: Internet-based TOEFL (Academic iBT): 92; MELAB: 85; IELTS: 7; CanTest: 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); CAEL: 70 with no band score lower than 60; Pearson English Test PTE Academic: overall score of 65 and nothing below 54.

Uluslararası öğrenciler için

Student must have:

  • First-class thesis Master’s degree or its equivalent
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.7 in their previous graduate degree
  • Most candidates for admission to a doctoral program possess a Master's Degree. Direct entry to some programs is possible for those with exceptional academic standing
  • Hold a first-class master's degree in nursing or a relevant discipline, or its equivalent, from a recognized university

English language proficiency test score:

  • IELTS - 7
  • MELAB - 85
  • TOEFL (iBT) - 92
  • CanTest - 4.5 overall, with no band score lower than 4.0

Application deadline is February 1 for September admission.

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