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Nurse Practitioner (G.Dip.)

Carve a career in “the finest of fine arts” with the compassion, understanding, and tenacity of Florence Nightingale.

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Specialized learning opportunities teach you to advocate for patients, offer comfort and care from within a comprehensive healthcare system.

A nurse practitioner:

  • Is an experienced registered nurse with advanced education, skills, and extended class (EC) registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Has the independent authority to perform controlled acts beyond those available to Registered Nurses (RNs), including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, communicating a diagnosis, prescribing pharmaceuticals, performing specific procedures, and referring to specialists.
  • Provides health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management for individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
  • Often acts as the individual’s or family’s first point of contact with the health care system, similar to the role of a Family Physician
  • Works collaboratively with other health care professionals to support the health of their clients

 

Laurentian University is part of a consortium of nine Ontario universities that offer the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program (PHCNP). Students register and learn in their home universities.

The program incorporates problem-based and self-directed learning, simulation, and competency-based strategies to meet the critical competencies for NP practice. 

Éléments clés

Dive into a profession that includes an exciting blend of science, mathematics, psychology, anthropology, organizational management and sociology.
Available to study full- or part-time, using a hybrid format of online and onsite seminars, and must be completed in 3 years.
Gain hands-on experience through clinical placements.

Perspectives de carrière

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: Nurse Practitioner, health administration, research, academics and public health. 

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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