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:

In considering their application, candidates should review the Essential Requirements document for baccalaureate nursing programs in Ontario, as the requirements for the Ontario PHCNP program are similar to those for undergraduate.  For further information, applicants should consult with their prospective university about requirements and policies on accommodation and admissions.

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