The Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner at Athabasca University prepares you to diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries in clients of all ages. You will get theoretical and clinical preparation for your advanced nursing practice.
Please note that this program does not prepare nurse practitioners to work in acute care settings or to focus on a clinical specialty.
If you are a registered nurse seeking initial nurse practitioner licensure, you should apply to this program.
Why take the Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner?
The Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner will take you to the next level in your career. You will be prepared for the future direction of health care.
The Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner is a 33-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 18 credits through Athabasca University. The program follows a course-based route. If you wish to complete a thesis, you will need to take an additional 4 courses.
- Your clinical practicums are completed during each of the life-stage courses.
- All clinical practice must be completed in Canada and you must hold current registered nurse licensure in the province where you are completing your clinical practice program.
- You must write a comprehensive examination after completing your nurse practitioner courses.
- Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care
- Pharmacotherapeutics and Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
- Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners
- Women and Men's Health
- Children's Health
- Controlled Drug and Substances for NP Prescribers
- 60 months
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- By the application deadline, applicants for admission to the Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) program must be registered nurses who are graduates of a 4-year Canadian (or equivalent) baccalaureate degree program in nursing from an accredited/recognized university.
- Applicants in the MN-NP program require a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 in their final 30 credits of graduate or undergraduate study. MN-NP applicants must have recently obtained a minimum of 5,000 verified hours of full-time equivalent direct clinical practice as a registered nurse prior to application. Applicants without a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing are not eligible to apply to the MN-NP program.
International1998 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1998 CAD per module during 60 months.
National1766 CAD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1766 CAD per module during 60 months.
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