Nursing–Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP)

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

This field of the Master's program in Nursing is designed to prepare nurse practitioners for advanced professional practice in a variety of primary health care roles needed for our contemporary health care system.

Through the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner field students will meet both the objectives of the MScN degree, as well as those specific to the PHCNP.

Goals are to:

  • Prepare Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners who are competent in the provision of care to individuals, families and communities.
  • Provide opportunities for students to analyze and integrate theories, models, concepts and frameworks from advanced practice nursing, nursing and related disciplines.
  • Prepare graduates who can incorporate principles of evidence-based practice and contribute to knowledge development for the role of the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Prepare nurses to practice in the PHCNP role in an ethical and legal manner that reflects an understanding of human values, diversity and health and social policy-related issues.

See also Nursing (MScN)

MScN

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Course work AND
  • Thesis OR
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 10, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    January 10, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)
    Verification of Employment Form (PDF)
    Resumé format guide (PDF)
    Membership from CNA and carry liability protection with CNPS (Or the equivalent in the province where you reside). Photocopy will be accepted.

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    • Equivalent of two years' full-time practice (a minimum of 3640 hours within the past five years) as a registered nurse following graduation using the employer-completed Verification of Employment Hours form (see the Supplementary Information Form).
    • Be a member of College of Nurses of Ontario and hold annual registration payment card
    • Member and carrying liability protection (LAP) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (or equivalent in home province)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) MScN

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Major research paper
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Part-time - 3 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 10, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    January 10, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)
    Verification of Employment Form (PDF)
    Resumé format guide (PDF)
    Membership from CNA and carry liability protection with CNPS (Or the equivalent in the province where you reside). Photocopy will be accepted.

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    • Equivalent of two years' full-time practice (a minimum of 3640 hours within the past five years) as a registered nurse following graduation using the employer-completed Verification of Employment Hours form (see the Supplementary Information Form).
    • Be a member of College of Nurses of Ontario and hold annual registration payment card
    • Member and carrying liability protection (LAP) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (or equivalent in home province)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Comprehensive examination(s) AND
    • Dissertation
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    January 10, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)
    Verification of Employment Form (PDF)
    Resumé format guide (PDF)
    Membership from CNA and carry liability protection with CNPS (Or the equivalent in the province where you reside). Photocopy will be accepted.

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    • Equivalent of two years' full-time practice (a minimum of 3640 hours within the past five years) as a registered nurse following graduation using the employer-completed Verification of Employment Hours form (see the Supplementary Information Form).
    • Be a member of College of Nurses of Ontario and hold annual registration payment card
    • Member and carrying liability protection (LAP) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (or equivalent in home province)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    RN to MScN

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Thesis
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 3 year(s)
  • Part-time - 5 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
    IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 1
    YUELILevel 6 with Distinction
    MELABOverall score of 85, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC
    Minimum CAE ScoreB
    Number of Recommendations Required
    3
    What You Need to Apply

    What You Need to Apply

    Application Checklist (PDF)
    Application Form
    Recommendation Form
    (Accessed through MyFile; recommendation form will be available within 72 hours after you submit your application.)
    Supplementary Information Form (PDF)
    Verification of Employment Form (PDF)
    Resumé format guide (PDF)
    Membership from CNA and carry liability protection with CNPS (Or the equivalent in the province where you reside). Photocopy will be accepted.

    Other Requirement(s)
    • Statement of interest
    • Resumé or CV
    • Equivalent of two years' full-time practice (a minimum of 3640 hours within the past five years) as a registered nurse following graduation using the employer-completed Verification of Employment Hours form (see the Supplementary Information Form).
    • Be a member of College of Nurses of Ontario and hold annual registration payment card
    • Member and carrying liability protection (LAP) with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (or equivalent in home province)
    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3