Directed Studies in Nursing (3-6)

  • MSN
  • PhD

NURS 590

A directed study is intended to serve as a learning experience in a coherent area of study initiated by a student in consultation with a faculty advisor. The courses are intended to complement core courses and support learning and to prepare for the masters completion projects or doctoral theses. 

General Guidelines:

Typically, courses are 3 credits. However, directed or guided independent study courses can have 3 credits or 6 credits value, depending on the learning contract established between the directed study supervisor & student. MSN students may take up to 6 credits of directed or guided independent study courses and doctoral student may take up to 12 credits of directed or guided independent study courses over their entire programs. All directed or guided independent study courses involve a written contract between the student and a faculty member with whom the student negotiates a course.

Guidelines for requesting NURS 590


How to access your course in the UBC Course Schedule: In the top right corner of the page, please select the correct session (W or S), select your course from the list of NURS courses, and click on the course & session number (e.g NURS 123 XXX) to read the published notes for that section. To register as a student you must logged in with your CWL. 

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