Collaborative Nurse Practitioner, Master | University of Regina | Regina, Canada
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Collaborative Nurse Practitioner

12 months
9322 CAD/year
6756 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Faculty of Nursing at the University of Regina offers an innovative approach to Canadian primary care Nurse Practitioner education with the Collaborative Nurse Practitioner Program (CNPP) in partnership with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic.  


A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse with graduate level educational preparation who possesses advanced clinical knowledge and can: autonomously assess; order, and interpret diagnostic tests; diagnose; prescribe pharmaceuticals; and perform specific medical procedures, within their legislated scope of practice (CNA 2009).  The role of a NP is derived from blending clinical diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities within a nursing framework that emphasizes holism, health promotion and partnership with individuals, families, and communities.

The Collaborative Nurse Practitioner programme at the University of Regina will be delivered entirely in an on-line format with the exception of a week-long residency expectation in the first year.

Distinctive Features of the CNPP

  • The program brings together a college and a university for the development and delivery of a highly specialized graduate nursing program that is efficient in the utilization of human, physical and educational resources.
  • The development committee comprised of faculty and instructional designers has worked with consultants, external reviewers and considered official documents specific to nursing education standards in proposing this innovative program.
  • The entrance requirements and curriculum are designed to foster student success and the development of a CNPP student identity.
  • Evaluation strategies and academic content are designed to promote student success with the national NP licensure examination.
  • Internal and external program evaluation mechanisms are built into the program design.
  • Responsiveness to the need of students in rural and remote areas is addressed through distributive teaching and learning methodologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations for Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Research in Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Global Health
  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Health and Illness Across the Lifespan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree for entrance to a master’s program
  • International applicants should consult the website regarding acceptable standards for admission, and are encouraged to submit the results of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), especially the score for the subject test in the discipline being sought. English Proficiency Tests
  • A completed on-line Application Form
  • Transcripts
  • Reference Forms
  • A Resume and Personal Statement of Interest outlining one’s purpose in applying to graduate studies.
  • Fee: A non-refundable fee of $100 (Cdn funds) for ALL domestic and international applicants (subject to change) is to be paid on-line with the on-line application.
  • Test Scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9322 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4661 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    6756 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3378 CAD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Regina

1270 - 1840 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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