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Nurse Practitioner (MN)

Our Master of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner (NP) program is designed to expand your thinking and understanding about health and illness at a high level.

You will gain competency in assessment, diagnosis and treatment while working holistically with patients, families and communities at large. You’ll become a leader and change agent in the delivery of primary health care as both an independent clinician and a member of interdisciplinary teams.

Through our NP program, you will qualify as a family Nurse Practitioner in British Columbia. This is a course-based degree with a hands-on clinical component that takes place here in BC.

Expected length Project or thesis Course-based
2 years Yes Yes

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Other: Mandatory practicum


Students in this program will:

  • gain advanced knowledge, skills and expertise to meet the primary health care (PHC) needs of individuals and families across the lifespan and within the context of community
  • collaborate effectively with individuals, families, communities and other health and social service professionals to ensure high quality, comprehensive, holistic PHC
  • demonstrate leadership through advocacy for optimal client care, optimizing the nurse practitioner role within the interprofessional team and facilitating systems change
  • identify and implement research-based innovations that improve client care and the functioning of organizations and/or systems
  • understand legislative and socio-political issues that influence health policy and build strategies to improve healthcare access and healthy public policy

Find a supervisor

You do not need to choose a supervisor before admission. We'll work with you to determine your supervisor and committee members early in your program.

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Need help?

Contact Russell Hawkins at or 250-721-8994.

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