24 months
4438 CAD/year
4438 CAD/year
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The Master of Science in Nursing:  Family Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Northern British Columbia, is a practice-oriented, theory-based degree that prepares graduates to be autonomous practitioners, leaders, role models, and educators in primary health care.  

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Why to study

The focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program is general family practice—that is care for individuals, families, groups and communities across all life stages. Family Nurse Practitioners are health professionals who have achieved the advanced nursing practice competencies at the graduate level of nursing education. Nurse Practitioners, who are regulated by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, provide health care services from a holistic nursing perspective, integrated with the autonomous diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness, including ordering diagnostic tests and prescribing medications.

The Master of Science in Nursing Program at the University of Northern British Columbia , leads to an advanced nursing practice degree that focuses on preparing graduates across a range of areas and specialties to act as autonomous practitioners. In addition, this program aims to prepare graduates as interprofessional collaborators, nurse researchers, leaders, educators, change agents, and role models.  Graduates of this program will work in a variety of health care settings as clinical nurse specialists, educators, administrators, and researchers, and will work with diverse populations across all age groups.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Healing and Well-being of Indigenous Peoples
  • Developing Nursing Knowledge
  • Appraising and Synthesizing Evidence for Practice
  • Health Program Planning, Community Development and Evaluation
  • Leadership in Health Care and Practice
  • Ethics, Accountability and Responsibility for Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission to Graduate Programs.
  • Application fee.
  • Three assessment reports (letters of reference) sent directly to UNBC from the referees.
  • Official transcripts (one copy) from all post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Statement of Academic Interests (letter of intent).
  • Official English Language Test Scores (required for applicants whose first language is NOT English) sent directly to UNBC from the testing agencies.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4438 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2219 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4438 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2219 CAD per semester during 24 months.

PT: Nat/Intl: 1,165CAD /semester


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