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Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Education in Ontario is delivered by a consortium of nine universities under COUPN (Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing). For details contact one of the consortium universities directly.

Our Courses

  • Pathophysiology
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis I
  • Advanced Assessment and Diagnosis II
  • Therapeutics I
  • Therapeutics II
  • Integrative Practicum

Examples of places where NPs work

  • Community Health Centres
  • Long Term Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Aboriginal Centres
  • Community-based facilities
  • Ambulatory Care Centres
  • Family Health Teams

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Continuing Professional Development - Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances

This module introduces the therapeutic application of narcotics and controlled substances along with the legal and professional competencies and responsibilities required by prescribers.

PHCNP Blogs



Pri-Med conference (formerly Primary Care Today)
2017-03-22 10:24:48

There will be a Pri-Med conference taking place from May 11-13, 2017. For more information please visit the website: Pri-med Conference


Complex Case Study for Advance Health Assessment and Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Primary Health Care
2016-08-31 09:17:20

The complex Case Study for Advance Health Assessment and Diagnosis and Therapeutics in Primary Health Care is part of a series of modules designed to help students assess complex clinical cases. Case study #1 – part 1 Case study #1 …more


new Case Studies – ROLES AND RESPONSABILITiES
2016-08-30 15:16:54

The 6 sections were designed to be highly interactive in order to better familiarize learners with regards to roles and responsibilities for PHCNPs Section 1 Introduction to Primary Health Care Section 2 Advanced Practice Nursing, Policies, and Politics Section 3 …more


Cost-effectiveness of nurse practitioners in primary and specialised ambulatory care: systematic review
2015-12-02 10:54:54

Abstract Objective To determine the cost-effectiveness of nurse practitioners delivering primary and specialised ambulatory care. Design A systematic review of randomised controlled trials reported since 1980. Data sources 10 electronic bibliographic databases, handsearches, contact with authors, bibliographies and websites. Included …more


Open Call for Letters of Intent – COUPN Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Evaluation Funds
2015-07-21 14:48:46

To fund research focused on evaluating and improving education for Ontario’s primary health care nurse practitioners. Preference will be given to letters of intent related to the following topics: curriculum blueprinting, evaluation and improvement, mapping processes, process for annual review …more


Educating Nurse Practitioners in Primary Health Care
2014-05-14 13:46:14

Today there are over 2,000 Nurse Practitioner (NPs) practicing in Ontario and over 70% of them graduated from Ontario’s Primary Health Care (PHC) NP Program. The Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Program educates and prepares nurses for advanced …more

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