Master of Nursing (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner) (MN(PHCNP))

**Now also offered through Trent University and Lakehead University

The School of Nursing at Queen’s offers a challenging and innovative program to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to provide advanced nursing care to individuals and families in primary care settings and conduct small research projects, as well as the critical appraisal skills needed for developing the scientific basis for practice. Situated in an academic environment that embodies scholarship, graduates are well prepared for careers as leaders in clinical practice and education.

Our MN(PHCNP) program consists of coursework, clinical placements, integrated practicum, and systematic review.  In collaboration with a consortium of nine Ontario universities, you will be taught primarily through small in-person graduate seminars, clinical placements, and self-directed learning online.  You will engage in a critical examination of theory and research, with application of your knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment, diagnostics, therapeutics and the primary health care nurse practitioner role. You will engage early and continuously in clinical practice and research, and complete the program in 2 years. Successful completion of the program allows you to apply to complete the Canadian family/all-ages nurse practitioner licensure examination.

The research programs of faculty in the School of Nursing are reflected through 3 clusters of research: 1) populations with complex health conditions, 2) practice environments, and 3) health care quality. Primary health care is the main field of study in our MN(PHCNP) program.


“Our professors are always looking for opportunities for us and getting us involved in different things.  I would highly recommend this program to aspiring Nursing students looking for higher education.”


Nurse Practitioner, Hanover Family Health Team, Hanover, ON