Graduate Diploma - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

What is a Nurse Practitioner?


What is the Nurse Practitioner Program?

Information about the Program:

The Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Windsor is approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario ( Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for Extended Class registration as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario. See flyer for details.

This program is only for students who have a completed BScN (or equivalent nursing degree, e.g. BN, etc.), with a current Registered Nurse (RN) status, and a completed  Master's degree in Nursing. If you do not have a completed Master's degree in Nursing, you may apply to the Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Field.

Other Resources and Information:

Tuition information:

Minimum eligibility requirements for the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program

  • Current Ontario Certificate of Competence (RN)
  • Completed undergraduate nursing program (BScN) or equivalent nursing degree (e.g. BN, etc.) with a minimum B average
  • Equivalent of two years of direct nursing (RN) experience in the last five years (> 3,640 hours) completed by the February 1st application deadline.
  • Preference will be given to Ontario residents.
  • For the Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma program only - must also have a completed Master's degree in Nursing.

Admission Requirements and Application Procedure:

Admission requirements for the Ontario NP Program.

  1. Please read/review the application instructions and download the appropriate forms prior to applying.  Please read Tips for Strengthening Your Graduate Application for assistance with your application.
  2. Online Application
  3. Application deadline: February 1, with all required documents.


Contact Information:

Suneeta Singh
Graduate Secretary
Faculty of Nursing
519.253.3000, x2260


Dr. Sherry Morrell
Assistant Professor and PHCNP Program Graduate Coordinator
Faculty of Nursing
519.253.3000, x4389

Fax: 519.973.7084