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.