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Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners (PHCNP)

Shifts in healthcare delivery in Ontario mean that Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners are able to provide individuals, families, groups and all types of communities with services such as health promotion, disease and injury prevention, acute and chronic disease management, rehabilitation and support.
This innovative PHCNP is part of a provincial consortium of university partners and York’s program will prepare advanced practice nurses with expertise in primary health care and with specialized knowledge in health promotion, empowerment, community partnerships, human science nursing, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

PHCNP Overview

The PHCNP program utilizes diverse learning modalities. Two of the 7 PHCNP courses are offered on-line, four require seminar attendance here at York, and five require clinical placements. Clinical placements for York University students are in the GTA only. Please see the map on the link to the NP website. All students will be required to travel to class and to clinical placements sites.

Students enrolled in PHCNP must successfully complete 12 core credits from the MScN program which will be taught by York School of Nursing graduate faculty (NURS 5100 6.0: Theoretical and Philosophical Foundations of Nursing Science, NURS 5200 3.0: Qualitative Research Methods in Nursing Science, and NURS 5300 3.0: Quantitative Research Methods in Nursing Science) prior to beginning the seven PCHNP courses. Students will take NURS 5880 0.0 Practice-based Research Proposal (PRP) along with the PHCNP courses after completion of Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II (NURS 5840 3.0) if part-time or simultaneously with their final Integrative Practicum (NURS5870 6.0) if full–time. This non-credit course provides students with the opportunity for a critical and analytic reflection on a topic/issue/problem related to the student's practicum experience. Students will be supervised in the preparation of a research proposal by graduate faculty members in the School of Nursing at York University.

Full–time students will complete the program in 6 consecutive semesters and part-time students in three to four years, depending on course load. Graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Exam Examination: Family/All Ages to qualify as an NP–PHC.

Updated on January 10th, 2014.