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

Admission Requirements

Criteria vary from university to university and depending on pathway, but the following are common elements for admission to the program:

  • Baccalaureate or Master’s degree in Nursing with minimum overall grade average of B or B+
  • Equivalent of 2 years of full-time RN practice within past 5 years (3640 hours)
  • Registration (or registration eligibility) as RN with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Letters of reference
  • Completion of personal essay questions

NP Courses are offered at the following consortium universities:

Please contact the university directly for more information regarding applications and admission requirements.

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