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Program of study - Nurse Practitioner option

 

The Nurse Practitioner (Adult or Family/All Ages) and Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma are also offered as options in the Master of Nursing program.

The Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) option and the Post Master's NP Graduate Diploma prepare nurses at an advanced level to practice as nurse practitioners in a variety of settings.

Philosophy

The NP option is founded in the belief that advanced practice in nursing requires graduate level preparation, and builds on a foundation of graduate nursing education.

The role of the NP in advanced nursing practice is grounded in knowledge of theory and expanded practice skills in areas of advanced clinical decision-making, research, consultation/collaboration and leadership.

Nurse practitioners have advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in health assessment, diagnosis and health-care management of common and complex conditions.

Candidates must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 35 credit hours in graduate program courses and an integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 12 credit hours.

Required Courses:

N6010 - Research in Nursing: Quantitative Methods
N6011 - Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
N6100 - Research in Nursing II: Qualitative Methods
N6020 - Program Development in Nursing
N6200 - Nursing Individuals and Families through Life Transitions
N6210 - Nursing Therapeutics for Individuals and Families
N6701 - Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
N6703 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum
N6704 - Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
N6705 - Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
One of: N6800 to N6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses N690X - Advanced Clinical Practicum IV (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 500 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars).

Post Masters Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma*

1. Candidates with a master's degree in nursing or an equivalent degree with a nursing focus must complete an approved program of study consisting of a minimum of 14 credit hours in graduate programme courses and integrated clinical practice experience, comprising 15 credit hours.

Required Courses:

N6701 - Advanced Practice Issues and Role Development
N6703 - Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Practicum
N6704 - Applied Pathophysiology and Clinical Practicum II
N6705 - Pharmacotherapy and Therapeutics
One of: N6800 to N6809 Nursing Specialty Option Courses
N690X - Advanced Clinical Practicum II (The integrated practice component will normally consist of a minimum of 500 hours of preceptored specialty clinical practice and biweekly seminars).

2. Programs for some candidates may exceed the above minimum requirements.

3. The program for each candidate shall be approved by the dean on the recommendation of the director.

 

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