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Master of Nursing - NP

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Nurse Practitioner Option and Post Master's Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma

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


The MN-NP option and The Post Master's NP Graduate Diploma are based on the belief that advanced practice in nursing requires graduate level preparation.

The major thrust of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) role has been to build 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.