The Graduate Diploma, in either Neonatalogy or Primary Care, is the final step in the student's preparation to assume the new role as nurse practitioner. Students with completed graduate studies in the discipline and experience in neonatology or primary care now combine the acquired advanced-level knowledge from the biomedical sciences to the application of this knowledge in context.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma Neonatal Nurse Practitioner program or the Graduate Diploma Primary Care Nurse Practitioner progam, the student will be eligible to write the advanced practice licensing exam of the Order of Nurses of Quebec - Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ).
Consult our Applying to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.
Important notice for Out-of-province and International students
Nurse Practitioner students are required to hold a carte de stage allowing them to participate in the required clinical practicum at the end of the second year of the program. The carte de stage is granted by the OIIQ to Nurse Practitioner candidates that are licensed in Quebec.
International students must therefore obtain full licensure form the OIIQ before submitting their application to the Nurse Practitioner programs. Please note that in order to obtain a nursing license in Quebec, one must be porficient in the French language. For more information regarding the OIIQ licensure eligibility criteria, please contact the OIIQ.
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program delivers some courses in French, making proficiency in French a requirement for our program as well.
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|Canadian applicants||International applicants||Canadian applicants||International applicants|
|Summer admission: December 15||not applicable||Winter admission: September 30||not applicable|