Letter of Intent – MSN/PhD Application

As part of your application to the School of Nursing Graduate Program (MSN or PhD Nursing) at UBC Okanagan, you will write a short letter of intent that addresses the area of interest you intend to pursue during your studies. Include details on the relevance of your proposed research to current priorities in health care, public health and nursing.

For thesis-based applicants, please also identify the School of Nursing faculty member who has agreed to supervise your proposed research project and describe how their program of research and scholarship fit with your proposed scholarly work.


  • 1-2 pages (maximum 500 words)
  • Double spaced
  • Use of a standardized format such as APA


Criteria Used for Evaluation of Writing Sample:

  • Quality
  • Currency
  • Clarity,¬†organization, logical progression of ideas