MN NP (Advanced Clinical Focus)

The Faculty of Nursing has introduced revisions to the MN NP (Advanced Clinical Focus - Nurse Practitioner) stream during 2020-2021. The revised program has received formal program approval, and  includes the following: 

  • Blended, online and on-campus study options offer students more flexibility;
  • Uninterrupted course sequencing results in a shorter completion time;
  • Early integration of case-based simulation experiences ensures a smoother transition to advanced clinical care courses;
  • Practicum hours are distributed across advanced clinical care courses (I, II, and III), and two consolidated final practicum courses (totalling 800 clinical hours);
  • Practicum placements are arranged and supported through the Faculty of Nursing Clinical Placement Office.

Students may register for either full-time or part-time studies to complete the MN Advanced Clinical-NP Focus. 

  • Full-time studies occur over 20 consecutive months, including courses and clinical hours during Spring and Summer terms following Year 1.
  • Part-time studies normally occur over 32 months, including courses and clinical hours during the Spring and Summer terms of the second year of study. 

 There is an option to complete the program through either course-based (42 credits) or thesis-based (39 credits) studies.

Many NP students choose to maintain other clinical employment during their studies. Please note that the NP courses require a total of 800 clinical hours (preceptored). It may be difficult to maintain employment hours due to the workload of seminar and clinical commitments for NP courses. For example, during the Fall term of Year 2, courses require an additional 200 hours of clinical practice. During the final Winter term, NP courses require an additional 400 hours of clinical practice. Throughout the program, students must realistically appraise their ability to continue employment hours alongside the time commitment required for their studies.

Revisions to the Master of Nursing curriculum will be introduced in Fall 2021. As these changes are currently pending final University approval, the following charts reflect illustrative timetabling for full-time and part-time pathways for the MN NP advanced clinical focus. Additional details will be posted as soon as possible.

Illustrative Examples of MN NP Timetabling

MN NP Advanced Clinical Focus - Full-Time

MN NP Advanced Clinical Focus - Full-Time


MN NP Advanced Clinical Focus - Part-Time

MN NP Advanced Clinical Focus - Part-Time