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 (www.cno.org). 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.
- Frequently asked questions about the Nurse Practitioner Program
- Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Other Resources and Information:
- Courses can be completed within 1 year of full-time study. Students must take two courses or more per semester to be considered full-time.
- View additional details about this program
- View Course Descriptions
- Please refer to Master's candidate year base tuition as well as Compulsory Incidentals. Click https://www.uwindsor.ca/finance/student-accounts to go to the Cashier's website.
- Tuition Fee Estimator per Semester
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.
- 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.
- Online Application
- Application deadline: February 1, with all required documents.
Faculty of Nursing
Dr. Laurie Freeman
Associate Professor and PHCNP Graduate Coordinator
Faculty of Nursing