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September to April


3 hours per week


Registered in MSc PHCNP or Diploma

NUR 766: Roles and Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities

Seminar: 3 hours of Online Activity every second week, including 90 minute Virtual Classroom session.
Dates/Time: Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-9:00pm

Compare and contrast advanced practice nursing and related frameworks to develop, integrate, sustain, and evaluate the role of the nurse practitioner within primary health care. Critically analyze and develop strategies to implement advanced practice nursing competencies with a focus on the community.

This course will facilitate your learning of the broad role of the Nurse Practitioner and how that role fits into advanced practice nursing. You will also examine the legislation that shapes the role, the defined scope of practice and application of the College of Nurses of Ontario Nurse Practitioners practice standard (3rd edition). The content in this document, as well as other CNO professional guidelines will be threaded throughout each module and it is expected that this new knowledge around professional responsibilities can and will be applied in your clinical courses. The overall goal is to ensure that you learn what constitutes safe and effective practice as an NP.

In this course, you will also analyze the key concepts of policy-making and engage in policy analysis related to primary health care practice. You will incorporate concepts of policy and politics and discuss, challenge and debate current policy issues that shape and govern your career as a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. In your assignments, you will also incorporate knowledge of interprofessional collaboration, research and evidence-based practice, leadership, and ethical and legal issues. Finally, you will also consider the various settings in which NPs practice and design a NP role into which you will incorporate some practical advice on how to establish and manage a practice.

In your new and exciting role as an NP, keep in mind that you will always be building upon your knowledge, skill and judgment as a RN. The knowledge and experience that you bring to this program should remain your foundation, as you expand your perspective and share new thoughts and ways of doing things with your fellow learners.

We look forward to working with you in the coming academic year.

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