The M.N.(PHCNP) program is a two-year full-time program. The program provides opportunities for students to examine theory and research relevant to primary health care health care nursing, enhance knowledge and skills in critical analysis/synthesis of evidence and professional leadership and develop advanced skills and knowledge in health assessment for clinical nursing roles in primary health care settings. The graduates of the program will:
- possess knowledge of the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the discipline;
- be able to contribute to nursing research projects
- gain critical appraisal skills required to evaluate and synthesize the scientific evidence for practice in a primary health care settings; and,
- be able to undertake leadership roles in primary health care.
The M.N.(PHCNP) program consist of the following coursework:
- NURS 800 Intermediate Statistics and Analysis
- NURS 802 Qualitative Methodology & Methods
- NURS 803 Intermediate Quantitative Research Design
- NURS 811 Theoretical Bases of Nursing Research
- NURS 898 Project in Evidence Based Practice
The following seven courses are delivered via a consortium of nine Ontario universities:
- 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.