Approved controlled substances education for Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario can prescribe controlled substances, if they have completed approved controlled substances education. 

The following programs and courses have been approved by Council for NPs needing to meet their controlled substances education requirement.

Standalone courses

School

Course name

Dates approved by Council

Athabasca University Prescription and Management of Controlled Drugs and Substances Course offered since 2014
University of Toronto Controlled Drugs and Substances: Essential Management and Prescribing Practices Course offered on or after April 29, 2017
University of Ottawa/Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances Course offered on or after January 17, 2014
NP programs in Ontario

School

NP specialty certificate program

Dates approved by Council

Lakehead University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
Laurentian University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
McMaster University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
Queen’s University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
Ryerson University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
University of Ottawa Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
University of Windsor Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
Western University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
York University Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
University of Toronto Adult, Paediatrics and Primary Health Care For students entering the program from September 2017 onwards
NP programs in Canada

School

Dates approved by Council

Athabasca University For students entering the program from May 2014 onwards
Memorial University For students completing the program from May 2015 onwards
Saskatchewan Polytechnic For students entering the program from 2014 onwards
Université de Moncton For students completing the program from 2016 onwards
University of Alberta For students completing the program from July 2015 onwards
University of Calgary For students completing the program from July 2015 onwards
University of Manitoba For students completing the program from January 2016 onwards
University of New Brunswick For students completing the program from 2016 onwards
University of Saskatchewan For students entering the program from 2014 onwards
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