|NURSING - Post Baccalaureate Certificate|
Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program for Degree-Prepared Nurses
1) The applicant must have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing which includes physical assessment, statistics, and a research methods course. An interview with the Faculty of Nursing Admissions Committee may be required. A letter of reference from current or most recent employer is required and a minimum overall nursing average of 70%.
2) Applicants must hold or be eligible for a current certificate of registration as a registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
3) Preference will be given to Ontario residents whose work experience in nursing has been continuous and who have clinical experience in one or more of the following areas: primary health care, ambulatory care, public health, community health, long-term care, emergency care, or outpost nursing.
4) Applicants must have the equivalent of two years full-time relevant nursing practice within the past five years.
Note: This is a limited enrollment program. Therefore, possession of minimum published requirements does not guarantee admission.
Information must also be obtained on the internet at http://np-education.ca.
This program prepares an advance practice nurse to diagnose and manage common health problems that occur throughout life. The nurse practitioner emphasizes holistic care, health promotion, and disease prevention through the application of advanced knowledge and skills. Graduates will be critical thinkers, self-directed learners, and reflective, collaborative practitioners who function independently and interdependently within an interdisciplinary team. They are responsible and accountable for their own practice.
A minimum grade of B- is required in each Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner course. An NP course may be repeated only once. If a learner fails two courses or fails one course twice, she/he must withdraw from the program. If a learner has a mandatory withdrawal from the NP program, reapplication cannot be processed at any of the other consortium NP programs for one year. There may be no more than a 3-year lapse between Nurse Practitioner courses. Application review will begin March 1st.
This is a twelve-month program designed for nurses who already have a baccalaureate degree in nursing.
63-550. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
63-552. Roles and Responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care. (3 credit hours, 2 terms)
63-557. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I (4.5 credit hours)
63-561. Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I (4.5 credit hours)
63-550. Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner (cont'd, 3 credit hours, 2 terms)
63-552. Roles of the Nurse Practitioner in Primary Health Care (cont’d, 3 credit hours, 2 terms)
63-558. Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II (4.5 credit hours)
63-562. Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II (4.5 credit hours)
63-595. Integrative Practicum (12 credit hours)
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