Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner

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 27 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).

The Post-Graduate Nurse Practitioner Certificate program is designed so students can complete it within five consecutive terms or part-time over three years. Courses are offered distributively using a blended learning model, where students can access courses in a classroom or through internet-based web conferencing; enabling distance students to actively participate in classroom discussions.

Required Courses

  • NURS 880 Practicum I: Advanced Nursing Practice in Primary Health Care
  • NURS 878 Practicum III: Advanced Nursing Practice with Vulnerable Populations
  • NURS 879 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning
  • NURS 881 Pathophysiology Pharmacotherapy for Advanced Nursing Practice I
  • NURS 886 Pathophysiology Pharmacotherapy for Advanced Nursing Practice II
  • NURS 883 Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing Roles and Primary Health Care
  • NURS 884 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 885 Nursing Therapeutics I: Individual to Community
  • NURS 888 Practicum II: Nursing Therapeautics and Advanced Management
  • NURS 990 Seminar
  • PLUS GSR 9601 University Ethics (required in 1st term of program)

Sample timetable for part-time and full-time students

  1. Students are required to attend GSR 960 in Term 1. GSR courses are online and there is no tuition.