University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs

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Family Nurse Practitioner (M.Sc.N.)

Program Information
Faculty: Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Description The Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner is a practice-oriented, theory-based degree that prepares graduates to be autonomous practitioners, leaders, role models and educators in primary health care. The focus of the Family Nurse Practitioner stream will be general family practice-that is care for individuals, families, groups and communities across all life stages. Family Nurse Practitioners are registered nurses with advanced education and skills to provide a broad range of health care services from a holistic nursing perspective. In British Columbia the goal of Family Nurse Practitioners is to improve client health outcomes by increasing accessibility to health care services, expanding clients’ health care options and filling gaps that presently exist in health care delivery. Although the role of Family Nurse Practitioners includes some activities in common with physicians, they are not substitute physicians. They will order diagnostic tests, diagnose, prescribe, manage diseases, disorders and conditions within a professionally regulated scope of practice. They will practice in a variety of health care settings and work in close collaboration with other health care professionals and service providers.
Website: Family Nurse Practitioner (M.Sc.N.) at University of Northern British Columbia - Office of Graduate Programs
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Three Assessment Reports on Applicant for Admission to Graduate Studies. Letters of reference may accompany the Assessment Reports. At least one of the assessments/letters must be from a health professional from the prospective student’s most recent practice setting. An academic transcript showing undergraduate courses in nursing theory, health assessment, community health nursing, and research. Nursing practice résumé or curriculum vitae. Criminal records searches prior to being admitted. Evidence of at least two years full-time practice experience, or equivalent, following completion of the Baccalaureate degree. Evidence of active and continuing registration as a nurse in British Columbia. Annual documentation of current, practicing CRNBC licensure is required while enrolled in the program.

* 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.

Last Updated: August 21, 2012