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College of Nursing

Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner

Program Overview

The College of Nursing offers a Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (NP) program with two admission options:  Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner and Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

A student completing the Nurse Practitioner program will be able to:

  • meet the professional practice, ethical standards and entry level competencies for nurse practitioners with respect to the safe and effective delivery of primary health care to individuals, families and communities
  • use the principles of evidence-informed practice and possess the ability to contribute to the body of evidence related to primary health care
  • demonstrate skills in leadership, interprofessional collaboration and community development

A Master’s prepared Nurse Practitioner will be able to:

  • lead in knowledge intensive health and education systems
  • influence patient and health system outcomes
  • creatively respond to the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

The College of Nursing offers Registered Nurses an opportunity to pursue a Master of Nursing Degree, with an advanced clinical practice focus (Nurse Practitioner). After successful completion of 39 credit units of study and a minimum of 720 practicum hours, students are eligible to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE).

Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate

The College of Nursing offers Registered Nurses, who have already obtained a Master of Nursing Degree, an opportunity to pursue a Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate, with a focus on advanced clinical practice. After successful completion of 30 credit units of study and a minimum of 720 practicum hours, students are eligible to write the national Canadian Nurses Association Nurse Practitioner Exam (CNPE).

Note: Students in the Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner program are required to attend a half-day online orientation in spring prior to registration for courses in the program. Residency requirements include a one week health assessment laboratory the third week of August in Saskatoon if registered in NURS 870 and one week clinical skills and practicum orientation the third week of April in NURS 880 (includes NURS 879 OSCE).

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