The goal of the graduate diploma program is to educate enrolled nurses for an advanced practice role as a primary health care nurse practitioner (PHCNP). The graduates of this program are prepared to assume leadership roles in improving the quality of nursing care as nurse practitioners in various primary health care settings.
The combined program (MScN + PHCNP) provides rigorous academic preparation based on theory, research, and practice to address health-related phenomena experienced by individuals, families, groups and communities.
The courses from the PHCNP Diploma are offered using a combination of face-to-face and distance modalities. Each student is assigned a clinic placement in Eastern Ontario (Ottawa and surrounding regions). Graduate students must arrange their own transportation to their placements.