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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.

Program Delivery

  • There is a component of distance education in the consortium delivered NP courses and a computer with Internet access is required.
  • Delivery methods include: discussion forums, virtual classroom (Blackboard), books, library resources, tutorials, clinical labs and clinical placements
  • Most universities require students to attend labs and virtual classroom (Blackboard) at the university on a regular basis. Check with the university contact person at the university to which you are applying.
Computer Availability and Skills

A working knowledge of computer technology is necessary in order to use the learning management system issued for the delivery of the NP courses.

It is mandatory to have your own computer and Internet access in this program.

Group orientations and technical support to communicate on the NP Network will be provided during the academic year to all students. Time will be required over the summer to prepare for the fall term.

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

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