Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Nursing - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma

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The Program

The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) diploma is a post-masters program designed for those who have an undergraduate nursing degree and have already completed a master’s degree. It consists of the following seven courses offered by the nine Ontario University Consortium (all courses are 3.0 credit units except NURS 854):

  • NURS 850  Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
  • NURS 853  Primary Health Care NP Roles and Responsibilities
  • NURS 856  Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I
  • NURS 857  Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
  • NURS 858   Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
  • NURS 859  Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
  • NURS 854 Integrative Practicum in Primary Health Care (this is a 12- credit course, to be completed in one term, normally Summer term). 

In the Graduate Nursing Programs in the School of Nursing, any student who fails to obtain a minimum grade of B- (B minus) in two primary courses shall be required to withdraw.  For further details please see the School of Nursing’s Graduate Handbook.