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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
  • 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 2020 is January 15, 2020.

There will be an on-site full week Program Orientation for the Program preceding the start of the Fall 2020 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 contact the department for details.

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 – York transcripts are not required;
  3. Send supplementary documents  such as "Verification of Employment hours form" and official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions: and you may upload your all other documents online.
    • completed Supplementary-Application-Form-PHCNP-
    • resume ( use grad-mscn-resume as an example so you have an idea of what to include in your resume) grad-mscn-resume
    • personal statement (Statement of interest) (please refer to the Supplementary application form for details)
    • three recommendation letters; please refer to the supplementary application form for details of references and referee information can be accessed/inputted through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your online-application)
    • 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 CNO, CNA, CNPS or NPAO memberships or equivalent
    • English language proficiency test, if required

Updated on October 17th, 2019.