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What to Expect

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Launch Your Career as a Nurse Practitioner with Intense, Interactive Education

The Combined MN/PHCNP Certificate is an intense, rigorous program.  Expect to spend 15 to 20 hours preparing material and completing assignments for each of your courses, every week.

Classes are small, interactive, and intense.  Most are held face-to-face, between the hours of 9:00 and 4:00, Monday to Friday, on campus. 

Master of Nursing classes are taught by our outstanding faculty.  Experts from across the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) teach the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate courses.

In addition to your classes, you’ll also complete a demanding 728 hours of clinical practice. 

To succeed in the program, be prepared to juggle work, family, social, and academic responsibilities.  Students who can negotiate accommodations with their employer, or focus on the program full-time, tend to have better experiences and more manageable stress levels. 

Course requirements, assignments and methods of evaluation vary by course.  Expect scholarly papers, seminars presentations, performance demonstrations and/or examinations or evaluations by your self, peers and instructors. 

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