Suggested Program Plan

Note: The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program is NOT offered completely by distance education. There are face-to-face requirements on Thunder Bay campus associated with the Advanced Health Assessment and Therapeutics courses which occur approximately once per month for a weekend (Friday evening until Sunday). Attendance at these seminars is mandatory. There are also 78 hours of clinical practicum associated with each of these courses and all clinical placements are required to be completed in Lakehead University's geographic boundary, which is east to Wawa, north to Hudson's Bay, west to the Manitoba border, and south to the U.S. border. The final practicum is 455 hours and must also be completed in Lakehead University's geographic boundary

Applicants to the Nursing Specialization with Nurse Practitioner Electives must also have the equivalent of 2 years' full-time nursing practice within the past 5 years. Preference will be given to Ontario residents whose work experience in nursing has been continuous and who have practical experience in one or more of the following areas: primary health care, ambulatory care, public health, community health, long-term care, emergency care, or outpost nursing.

Additional information on the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program is available through the School of Nursing.

Full-Time Students

Full-Time students in the Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Electives must complete all requirements within 6 terms (2 years).

Note: For detailed information about each course, see our University Calendar

Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Electives

Years

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

HESC 5010: Foundations of Public & Population Health

HESC 5013: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health

HESC 5070: Epidemiology I

 

HESC 5030: Introduction to Biostatistics

HESC 5210: Health Promotion and Illness Prevention

HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health

 

Year 2

HESC 5610: Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner*

HESC 5615: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis I

HESC 5630: Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities*

HESC 5635: Therapeutics I

HESC 5610: Pathophysiology for Nurse Practitioner*

HESC 5616: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II

HESC 5630: Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities*

HESC 5636: Therapeutics II

HESC 5840: Nurse Practitioner Integrative Practicum

 

Note: *0.5 FCE configured over two terms and may be offered in the spring/summer term.  Please check the course timetable

Flexible Full-Time Students

Flexible full-time students in the Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Electives must complete all requirements within 12 terms (4 years). 

Note: For detailed information about each course, see our University Calendar

Master of Public Health with Specialization in Nursing with Nurse Practitioner Electives

Years

Fall

Winter

Spring/Summer

Year 1

HESC 5010: Foundations of Public & Population Health

HESC 5013: Social and Ecological Determinants of Health

 

HESC 5030: Introduction to Biostatistics

HESC 5213: Environmental and Occupational Public Health

 

Year 2

HESC 5070: Epidemiology I

HESC 5210: Health Promotion & Illness Prevention

 

Year 3

HESC 5610: Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner*

HESC 5630: Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities*

HESC 5610: Pathophysiology for the Nurse Practitioner*

HESC 5630: Nurse Practitioner Roles and Responsibilities*

 

 Year 4

HESC 5635: Therapeutics I

HESC 5615: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis

HESC 5636: Therapeutics II

HESC 5616: Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II

HESC 5840: Nurse Practitioner Integrative Practicum

 

Note: * FCE configured over two terms and may be offered in the spring/summer term.  Please check the course timetable.