The Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Program at Queen's University is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org). Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for Extended Class registration as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario.
NURS 802 - Qualitative Methodology and Methods
NURS 811 - Theoretical Bases of Nursing Research
NURS 850 - Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
NURS 856 - Advanced Health and Diagnosis I
NURS 800 - Intermediate Statistics and Analysis
NURS 803 - Intermediate Quantitative Research
NURS 850 - Pathophysiology for Nurses Practicum
NURS 857 - Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
NURS 898 - Project in Evidence-based Practice
NURS 853 - Roles and Responsibilities
NURS 859 - Therapeutics - Primary Health Care
NURS 853 - Roles and Responsibilities
NURS 854 - Integrated Practicum
· Undergraduate university degree in nursing from an accredited university with a minimum overall average equivalent to B (calculated over the core courses of the program).
· Two academic letters of reference (e.g. course professors in undergraduate program); and one clinical reference (3 referees total, see Additional Required Information tab)
· Undergraduate courses in research methodology and statistics;
· Active registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario (International students cannot apply to this program unless they have active registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada)
International students cannot apply to this program unless they have active registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada.
In addition to the online application submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, the following must be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or in hard copy to the Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Nursing, Queen’s University, Cataraqui Building, 92 Barrie Street, Kingston, ON Canada K7L 3N6:
- One clinical reference (e.g. your manager or supervisor), submitted directly by the referee
- Equivalent of two years of relevant full-time practice as a Registered Nurse within the past five years (minimum of 3640 hours). All applicants must have their employer(s) complete a "Verification of Employment Hours" form.
- Completion of personal essay questions
- Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Copy of Curriculum Vitae (Resume)
Clinical placements typically occur within Kingston and communities within an hour's drive of Queen's. Our placement catchment area covers an area along the north shore of Lake Ontario from Peterborough to Smiths Falls to Brockville.
As students are responsible for transportation to and from clinical placements, a vehicle will be necessary.
To apply to the MN(PHCNP) program, you must be licensed and actively registered as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
No, the program is offered full-time over 2 years at Queen’s.
This program requires attendance at on-campus courses, most of which are organized as seminars requiring active discussion among and presentations by you and your classmates. There is an expectation that you attend and actively participate in courses, scholarly presentations and research events in the School of Nursing, within the Faculty of Health Sciences and within the University's community in general.
We encourage you to apply for external funding from professional associations, such as the RNAO Nursing Education Initiative Grant Program. You may also have the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant and/or research assistant. For more information, see the School of Graduate Studies awards and scholarships or contact us about potential external funding.