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Master in Nursing


Master in Nursing KPT/JPS (PA 9440) 03/23

The Master in Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing (Lincoln University College) is able to produce professional graduates who are equipped with proficient skills in the field of specialty. The supervision on research process and students attachment to their own specialty in the clinical areas enable students to enhance competency in their specialized areas. This attachment enables students to be more analytical, and inculcates leadership skills in their daily process of work, students are able to reflect,evaluate and provide ideas in making decision. Graduates will acquire a highly developed understanding of complexity in nursing theories, perceptions and technologies innovation that can be functional in the health delivery system to effectively and efficiently in providing safe nursing care in various specialties. Students after completing this course can pursue careers as Clinical Nurse and Nurse Practitioner as a researcher in public and private hospitals or community health clinic.

The aims of the Master in Nursing:

  • Strengthen the research methodology and professional knowledge of the graduates to meet the challenging demands in the research both nationally and globally

  • Develop graduates by enhancing the understanding of evidence based practice to enable them to take up leadership roles in planning and implementing nursing care

  • Utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills, teamwork effective communication skills and scientific skills which contribute effectively to the community

  • Promote and enhance professional, ethical value and aspiration of career development and to pursue further higher education through lifelong learning

  • Develop leadership and management skills in pursuing career development and acquire the entrepreneurship skills in health care services.

The Master in Nursing is designed to provide students’ academic and technical skills in broad areas to enable them to find their niche in the industry, government sector, public advocacy, legislation and academic to become independent nurse managers, educators and researcher. Graduates can continue education and pursue courses in teaching and mentoring to enable them to supervise, coach and teach undergraduate students. There are also opportunities in higher education in a lecturer-practitioner role, which allow graduates to combine an interest in teaching with hands-on practice, research and on consultant roles.

Full Time: 24 - 36 Months
Part Time: 36 - 48 Months

Sl.No. MQA Subject Code Subject Name Credits
1 MNR 7013 Nursing Research I: Quantitative Research Method 3
2 MNR 7023 Statistics and Statistical Computing For Nurses 3
3 MNR 7033 Nursing Research II: Qualitative Method 3

Intake :

  1. January
  2. May
  3. September

Entry Requirements :

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Nursing Degree (MQF Level 6) with minimum CGPA of 2.5 or its equivalent is accepted by the Higher Educational Provider (HEP) senate; or
  2. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Nursing related degree (MQF level 6) not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, can be accepted on condition candidate has 5 years’ experience in relevant field and
  3. Registered with Nursing Board or its equivalent; or
  4. Possess current Annual Practicing Certificate; and
  5. Minimum 3 years working experience for Bachelor’s degree holders; and
  6. Currently working in clinical area

vii. Health Status

  1. Student must be certified medically fit by a registered medical practitioner recognized by recruiting institution
  2. Students with the following medical conditions; HIV / AIDS, Hepatitis B or C or any mental illness disorders, Epilepsy and other chronic diseases cannot be admitted into the programme
  3. Students must not have any physical or impaired senses that hinder nursing dexterity

viii. International students require to have one of the following approvals, namely:

  1. A pass in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with an overall Band Score of minimum 5.5; or
  2. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
    1. TOEFL Paper Based Test (TOEFL PBT) a minimum score of 515.
    2. TOEFL Computer Based Test (TOEFL CBT) a minimum score of 215.
    3. TOEFL Internet Based Test (TOEFL IBT) a minimum score of 80.
  3. Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)
  4. Cambridge Proficiency English (CPE)
  5. Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Duration : 24 Months.

University : Lincoln University College

Level : Master