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PHCNP – Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for admission to the PHCNP, applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (or equivalent such as a Bachelor of Nursing degree) from an accredited university program, with a minimum B average in the last two years of study.
  • Be a member of CNO, CNA, CNPS or NPAO
  • Be a member of, and carry liability protection from CNPS or NPAO, or equivalent
  • Candidate preference will be given to:
    • Ontario residents
    • work experience in nursing that has been continuous
    • current experience in any setting which demonstrates critical thinking, potential to work with clients in a collaborative, holistic, family–centred practice, or advancement of evidence based practice
  • Evidence of the equivalence of 2 years full–time nursing practice as a Registered Nurse following graduation (= 3640 hours within the past 5 years)


The application deadline for the Programs starting in September 2019 is January 9, 2019.

There will be an on-site full week Program Orientation for the Program preceding the start of the Fall 2019 term.  *Please note: The Orientation is only for those who have been admitted to the program.  Attendance is mandatory.

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Consortium online.

Tuition Information
Visit the Office of Student Financial Services web site for current fee schedule.

Admission Enquiries
For any questions related to the application procedure, please ask an Online Admissions Expert.

How to apply

  1. Online application;
  2. All official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution. If you are a York graduate – no transcript required;
  3. Send all required and supplementary documents and materials in a single package to the Office of Graduate Admissions: OR you may upload your documents online.
    • completed
    • resume
    • personal statement (please refer to the Supplementary application form for details)
    • three recommendation letters
    • Evidence of the equivalence of 2 years full-time nursing practice as a Registered Nurse following graduation (= 3640 hours within the past 5 years) Verification of Employment Hours
    • photocopy of CNA, CNPS or NPAO memberships or equivalent
    • English language proficiency test, if required

Updated on September 24th, 2018.