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Open House

Date: Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Location: HSC Farncombe Atrium (3rd Floor)

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Phd, MSc Thesis and MSc Course based

1 to 3 p.m. – MSc combined PHCNP and PHCNP Diploma

For details and registration, contact Mary Lynn Taylor

MSc Course Based PHCNP

Master of Science in Nursing by Course Work/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma​

BScN prepared applicants who wish a Master’s (course based) degree leading to a PHCNP. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Submit all the supporting documents document for this program
  2. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (60 units taken at a university) with a minimum of the equivalent of a McMaster B+ average over the final 60 units from an undergraduate nursing program, or its equivalent. Applicants who are graduates of a baccalaureate nursing degree program for registered nurses and who have between 50 and 59 units of university study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. These 60 units will not include advanced credit for college courses.
  3. Two years of full time nursing practice within the past five years (3640 hours).
  4. Submit two academic references and two clinical references.
  5. Submit personal essay responding to four questions outlined in the Supporting documents related to suitability for the PHCNP program (one page per question, single spaced, 12 font)

To Apply to the MSc Course-Based Leading to the PHCNP on-line, select: Nursing-MSc/PHCNP (Course Scholarly Paper).




Year 1


NUR 712 Evidence Based Health Care
NUR 714 Scholarly Paper
NUR 715 Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods in Health Research
NUR 745 Qualitative Health Research Methods
NUR 766 Roles and Responsibilities

Year 2

NUR 761 Pathophysiology
NUR 762 Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis 1
NUR 763 Advanced health Assessment and Diagnosis II
NUR 764 Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
NUR 765 Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
NUR 767 Integrative Practicum in Primary Health Care

SGS 101 and SGS 201


Requirements for Degree Completion

Program timeline

Students register full time. The first year must be completed full time. There is an option to complete the second year over the course of 24 months.

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Graduate Application Deadline

January 15

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