University of Calgary - Faculty of Nursing

Post-Master's Nurse Practionier

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Program Information

School:University of Calgary - Faculty of Nursing
Faculty:Nursing
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:The Faculty of Nursing offers a Post-Master’s Nurse Practitioner (NP) Diploma program that prepares students to be eligible for licensing as a Nurse Practitioner by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Experienced nurses prepare to practice as adult health nurse practitioners, primarily in acute care settings. Nurse Practitioners engage in the full scope of nursing practice including medical diagnosis, ordering of diagnostic tests, and prescription of drugs.

The NP Diploma program is designed for full-time studies over a 1.5-year period with a focus on adult health nurse practitioner preparation. The NP Diploma can be pursued as a stand-alone program at the post-master’s level, or in conjunction with the Master of Nursing course-based degree program. In this integrated program route (commonly referred to as the MN/NP), students earn a Master’s degree and the NP Diploma concurrently.
URL:Post-Master's Nurse Practionier at University of Calgary - Faculty of Nursing
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Nurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Work Experience
- Hold a master’s degree, normally in nursing.

- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the master’s degree

- Have a minimum of 3 years full-time clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (4,500 hours) in the area appropriate to the proposed Nurse Practitioner (NP) focus.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 03, 2019