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

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.

Open Call for Letters of Intent – COUPN Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Evaluation Funds

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 of across course redundancies, course evaluation, OSCE guidelines, simulation guidelines, development of preceptors, development of clinical placements, equity (e.g. First Nations, Northern & Rural), admission processes, & employer satisfaction with new graduates.

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The NP Course Evaluations form is now available from March 24th to May 2nd 2014 inclusive.

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