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 Nurse Practitioner Examinations: Family/All Ages (CNPE:F/AA) or other jurisdictionally approved Family Nurse Practitioner licensing exam.

Courses are offered distributively using a blended learning model with both live web conferenced seminars (synchronous) and online delivery (asynchronous).  Students may attend synchronous classes onsite at one of the College of Nursing Campuses (Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Regina) or join from their home computer.  This live seminar format allows distance students to actively participate in classroom discussions.  Asynchronous online classes do not have a set class time and work is completed on students own schedule, within the parameters of course timelines.

Required Courses

  • NURS 880.3 Practicum I: Advanced Nursing Practice in Primary Health Care
  • NURS 878.3 Practicum III: Advanced Nursing Practice with Vulnerable Populations
  • NURS 879.3 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning
  • NURS 881.3 Pathophysiology Pharmacotherapy for Advanced Nursing Practice I
  • NURS 886.3 Pathophysiology Pharmacotherapy for Advanced Nursing Practice II
  • NURS 883.3 Theory for Advanced Practice Nursing Roles and Primary Health Care
  • NURS 884.3 Advanced Health Assessment
  • NURS 885.3 Nursing Therapeutics I: Individual to Community
  • NURS 888.3 Practicum II: Nursing Therapeautics and Advanced Management
  • NURS 990 Seminar
  • PLUS GPS 9601 University Ethics (required in 1st term of program)


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