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Combined MN/PHCNP Certificate

Program Requirements

The Combined MN/PHCNP Certificate is an intense, career-enhancing program that can be taken full or part-time.  Students earn a Master’s degree and prepare to write the College of Nurses of Ontario’s NP – Primary Health Care (Ontario) exam concurrently.

The program is comprised of 4 required Master of Nursing courses and 7 required Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate courses.

Full-time students have up to 2 years or 6 terms to complete their courses. 
Part-time students have up to 4 years or 12 terms.  Classes run year-round.

The curriculum prepares students to apply legislative and ethical models to a variety of practice situations through assignments, seminar discussions, and clinical practice.  These may include consultation, prescriptive authority, the ordering of laboratory and diagnostic tests and the certification of death.

Evidence-based practice principles are incorporated into each course to help students assess, diagnose, and manage health issues appropriately.  Strategies to influence health and social policy are also incorporated.

Students develop their capacity to contribute to knowledge development through critical questioning.