Admissions

Admission criteria vary from university to university and depending on pathway (Master’s or post-Master’s). 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 the past 5 years (3640 hours)
  • Registration (or registration eligibility) as an RN with College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Letters of reference
  • Completion of personal essay questions
Anglophone Program

NP Courses are offered at the following consortium universities. Interested applicants should consult the relevant websites below for more detailed application requirements:

Qualified applicants from southern regions of Ontario who are capable of studying and completing their clinical rotation in French may have the opportunity to register through the Laurentian University Francophone PHCNP program.  Clinical placements would be completed in their home region (in Francophone agencies where possible), and students would attend French online seminars and classes with Laurentian colleagues. There are approximately 4 days of onsite requirements that are part of two of the NP courses for demonstrated skills and standardized patient testing.  These are planned well in advance and designed to accommodate distance students.  For more information please contact the Laurentian Site Coordinator https://np-education.ca/contact/ 

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.

Programme francophone :

Les cours d’infirmieres et d’infirmiers praticiens sont offert aux universites du consortium suivantes :