University graduate programs in nursing must respond to high-paced change and the exponential increase in knowledge to successfully meet the demands of society and nursing practice. In keeping with the aims of graduate study at the University of Manitoba, the graduate programs in the Faculty of Nursing will prepare nurses with advanced or specialized knowledge for leadership in diverse areas of nursing practice.
There are four streams in the program: Administration, Clinical, Education, and Nurse Practitioner. Emphasis is placed on developing ability to analyze, critique, and use research and theory to further nursing practice" (CASN, 2006, p. 1). The graduate program is designed to prepare graduates for leadership roles in practice, education and administration.
The purpose of doctoral programs in the Faculty of Nursing is to promote the development of outstanding scholars who will engage in programs of research that will positively influence the health and health care of populations.