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

NP Roles

 A Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner is:
  • An experienced registered nurse with advanced education, skills, and extended class (EC) registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • PHCNPs have the independent authority to perform additional controlled acts including: diagnosing of common diseases, prescribing & administration of certain treatments and medications, and ordering diagnostic tests (i.e., lab tests and x-rays)
  • PHCNPs also provide health promotion, disease prevention and wellness care for families, individuals, and communities
Nurse practitioners practice in various clinical settings in Ontario

 Below you will find the link to audiofiles providing you with information about various NPs practices and their collaboration network.

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