Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs

The following Nurse Practitioner nursing programs have been reviewed and approved by Council. All nursing programs are reviewed on an annual basis. Each new program's curriculum is reviewed prior to admitting students.

Programs can receive one of the following approval ratings:

Preliminary Approval: This status is given to a new nursing program. Graduates from programs with this status are eligible to register with CNO. The program will be assessed for full approval once the first cohort graduates from the program.

Approved: The nursing program meets all mandatory requirements. Graduates from programs with this status are eligible to register with CNO.

Approved with conditions: The nursing program does not meet all the mandatory requirements – however, graduates can still register with CNO.

Please contact the schools directly if you have any questions about their nursing programs.

The primary health care nurse practitioner programs (PHCNP) was established by the Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN). Nine universities offer this program.

PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SPECIALTY PROGRAMS (COUPN CONSORTIUM)
School Nursing  Program CNO Program Category Approval Status
Lakehead University Primary Health Nurse Care Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Laurentian University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Laurentian University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) - French Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
McMaster University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
McMaster University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Graduate Diploma (Post Masters) Pre-Health Education Entry Specified Program Approved
Queen’s University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Queen’s University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Diploma (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Ryerson University MN/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Ryerson University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Ottawa Master of Science Nursing/ Diploma Primary Healthcare for Nurse Practitioner Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Ottawa Master of Science Nursing/ Diploma Primary Healthcare for Nurse Practitioner (French) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Ottawa Diploma Primary Health Care for Nurse Practitioner (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Windsor Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Windsor Graduate Diploma and Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Western University Master of Nursing/Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Western University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
York University Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
School Nursing  Program CNO Program Category Approval Status
University of Toronto Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner - Global Health (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Toronto Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Diploma - Global Health (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Adult specialty programs
School Nursing  Program CNO Program Category Approval Status
University of Toronto Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner - Adult (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Toronto Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Diploma - Adult (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Paediatrics specialty programs
School Nursing  Program CNO Program Category Approval Status
University of Toronto Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner - Paediatrics (Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
University of Toronto Post-Masters Nurse Practitioner Diploma - Paediatrics (Post Masters) Pre-health education entry specified program Approved
Page last reviewed June 07, 2021