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Nursing (Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner)

Queen's University

24 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
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Nursing (Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner) from Queen's University offers a challenging and innovative program to prepare you with the knowledge and skills to provide advanced nursing care to individuals and families in primary care settings and conduct small research projects, as well as the critical appraisal skills needed for developing the scientific basis for practice.


Nursing (Primary Healthcare Nurse Practitioner) from Queen's University consists of coursework, clinical placements, integrated practicum, and systematic review. At you will be taught primarily through small in-person graduate seminars, clinical placements, and self-directed learning online.  You will engage in a critical examination of theory and research, with application of your knowledge and skills related to pathophysiology, health assessment, diagnostics, therapeutics and the primary health care nurse practitioner role. You will engage early and continuously in clinical practice and research, and complete the program in 2 years. Successful completion of the program allows you to apply to complete the Canadian family/all-ages nurse practitioner licensure examination.


Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for Extended Class registration as a Nurse Practitioner in Ontario. 

Situated in an academic environment that embodies scholarship, graduates are well prepared for careers as leaders in clinical practice and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Therapeutics - Primary Health Care
  • Qualitative Methodology and Methods
  • Theoretical Bases of Nursing Research
  • Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
  • Advanced Health and Diagnosis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate university degree in nursing from an accredited university with a minimum overall average equivalent to B (calculated over the core courses of the program).
  • Two academic letters of reference (e.g. course professors in undergraduate program);
  • Undergraduate courses in research methodology and statistics;
  • Active registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario (International students cannot apply to this program unless they have active registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in Canada)
  • One clinical reference (eg. your manager or supervisor)
  • Equivalent of two years of relevant full-time practice as a Registered Nurse within the past five years (minimum of 3640 hours). 
  • Completion of personal essay questions
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae (Resume)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12927 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5773 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 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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