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.

Advantages of our Nurse Practitioner Program:

Excellence. 100% pass rate on the national NP licensure examination (CNPE Family/All Ages).
Learn Where You Live. Web-based classes allow students to participate and actively engage in learning from their home community.
Affordability. One of the most favourable tuition rates for distributed Nurse Practitioner education in Canada.
Flexibility. Full and part-time study options. Students studying full-time can complete the program in 18 months and students studying part-time over 3 - 4 years.
Quality & Relevance. The program begins with foundational classes in advanced practice nursing, followed by clinical practice in the second half of the program, providing opportunity for students to apply, refine and consolidate knowledge. 
Clinical Experiences That Help Launch Your Career. Clinical placements in a variety of primary care settings across the province and country, supervised by experienced faculty and preceptors. These clinical placements provide opportunity for students to participate in interprofessional learning, develop essential Nurse Practitioner competencies and network with other health care providers. 
Exceptional Faculty. Qualified Nurse Practitioners with clinical expertise who are actively engaged in regular clinical practice.
Professional Support with a Personal Touch. Professional instruction and support, such as academic advising, clinical placement coordination and IT help, founded on student-centred approaches.

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
  • creatively respond to the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations
  • demonstrate skills in leadership, interprofessional collaboration and community development

Please note: Students in the Nurse Practitioner programs 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 884 and one week clinical skills and practicum orientation the third week of April in NURS 880 (includes NURS 879 OSCE).