he nurse practitioner (adult or family/all ages) and post-master's nurse practitioner graduate diploma options prepare nurses at an advanced level to practice as nurse practitioners (NPs). NPs work in a variety of settings such as in acute care, community clinics, emergency departments, out-patient clinics, family-physicians' offices, long-term care facilities and remote nursing stations. NPs are in high demand, and have an important role in helping to ensure the health and well-being of people in Newfoundland and Labrador.
The major thrust of the NP options is to build on a foundation of graduate nursing education. The role of the NP in advanced nursing practice is grounded in knowledge of theory and expanded practice skills in areas of advanced clinical decision-making, research, consultation, collaboration and leadership. Nurse practitioners have advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in health assessment, diagnosis and health care management of common and complex conditions.
NP option-specific objectives:
In addition to meeting general objectives of the MScN program, graduates of the NP option will be able to:
Applicants are strongly discouraged from applying to the practicum option with hopes of transferring to the nurse practitioner option as requests for transfers are very rarely granted as space in the NP option is limited. Students who are interested in the NP option should apply to the NP option.
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1. All post-secondary transcripts
2. A Faculty of Nursing application
3. Proof of clinical hours in the form of a screenshot or letter from your employer(s)
4. A personal statement
1. A baccalaureate Degree in nursing from an accredited program in Canada, or an equivalent from an institution recognized by the University, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B). 2. A minimum grade of B (65%) in both the undergraduate statistics course and undergraduate nursing research course. 3. A minimum of 1950 hours of work experience (practicum option) or 3000 hours work experience (nurse practitioner option) earned by the application due date. 4. Applicants must hold a practising licence from the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador or must be currently registered as a practising nurse in another Canadian jurisdiction. Applicants from other countries who do not meet the above criteria will be assessed on an individual basis. However, they must submit proof of registration as a practising nurse (or an equivalency) from their country or jurisdiction
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