The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) Certificate Program is a unique certificate program offered at Lakehead University as part The Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) PHCNP Programme. A consortium of nine Universities (including Lakehead University) offers this program.
The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) is a certificate program that may be taken on a full-time (12 months) or part-time (up to 36 months) basis. Students are encouraged to plan part-time studies over 2 years to maintain current clinical practice. The third year may be used if any disruption or delays occur in the first 2 years.
Lakehead University PHCNP students must complete the required tutorials at the Lakehead University campus, and clinical placements within Lakehead University’s geographical boarder (Thunder Bay and/or northwestern Ontario). This would be east to Wawa, north to Hudson’s Bay, west to the Manitoba border, and south to the U.S. border.
All students in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate program must complete the following 7 required courses:
- NURS 5610: Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioners
- NURS 5630: Roles and Responsibilities
- NURS 5615: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis 1 (AHAD 1)
- NURS 5616: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II (AHAD II)
- NURS 5635 Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
- NURS 5636: Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
- NURS 5840: Integrative Practicum
For complete course descriptions see the Course Calendar.