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College of Nursing

Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner

Program Overview

The College of Nursing offers two Nurse Practitioner (NP) program 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

Graduates 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).