Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration

The aim of the Primary Care Concentration is to prepare the primary health care nurse practitioner for this multifaceted role in community settings. The primary health care nurse practitioner is prepared to provide and/or collaborate in the provision of services designed to deal with the health care needs of patients of all ages and their families in a variety of primary care settings such as Family Medicine Groups (GMF), GMF-U, CLSC, long-term care facilities and patient homes. The focus is the development of expert clinical competence. The ability to function as an educator, consultant, collaborator, and care provider is essential to the development of clinical expertise. These areas are addressed within the curriculum. In Québec, the primary health care nurse practitioner corresponds with the title Infirmière praticienne spécialisée en soins de première ligne (IPSPL).

For additional information on the Primary Care NP scope of practice, visit the OIIQ’s Pratique clinique de l’infirmière praticienne spécialisée en soins de première ligne document (available in French).

The McGill Ingram School of Nursing Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration has been in existence since 2008, having received a full 5-year program accreditation by the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec/Collège des Médecins du Québec in 2016.

Course of Study, if you have a Bachelor in Nursing Degree

MScA Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Full-time Studies)

Year 1

Fall Term (Term 1)

 

Winter Term (Term 2)

 

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

Total credits:

12

Total credits:

12

Year 2

Fall Term (Term 3)

 

Winter Term (Term 4)

 

NUR2 670 - Reasoning in Primary Care 1

3

NUR2 673 - Reasoning in Primary Care 4

4

NUR2 671 - Reasoning in Primary Care 2

3

NUR2 674 - Reasoning in Primary Care 5

4

NUR2 672 - Reasoning in Primary Care 3

4

NUR2 646 - Pharm. for Primary Care NPs

3

Total credits:

10

Total credits:

11

Graduate Diploma Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 5)

 

Fall Term (Term 6)

 

NUR2 675 - Reasoning in Primary Care 6

4

NUR2 652 - Primary Care Internship 2

14

NUR2 676 - Primary Care Assessment

3

 

 

NUR2 651 - Primary Care Internship 1

8

 

 

Total credits:

16

Total credits:

14

MScA Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (Part-time Studies)

Year 1

Fall Term (Term 1)

 

Winter Term (Term 2)

 

NUR2 612 - Research Methods in Nursing 1

3

NUR2 642 - Ethics in Advanced Practice

3

NUR2 515 - Applied Statistics for Nursing

3

NUR2 626 - Professional Issues in Nursing

3

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

6

Year 2

Fall Term (Term 3)

 

Winter Term (Term 4)

 

NUR2 608 - Seminar in Nursing

3

NUR2 611 - Policy Leadership in Nursing

3

NUR2 617 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 1

3

NUR2 618 - Clin in Fam Systems Nursing 2

3

Total credits:

6

Total credits:

6

Year 3

Fall Term (Term 5)

 

Winter Term (Term 6)

 

NUR2 670 - Reasoning in Primary Care 1

3

NUR2 646 - Pharm. for Primary Care NPs

3

NUR2 671 - Reasoning in Primary Care 2

3

NUR2 673 - Reasoning in Primary Care 4

4

NUR2 672 - Reasoning in Primary Care 3

4

NUR2 674 - Reasoning in Primary Care 5

4

Total credits:

10

Total credits:

11

Graduate Diploma Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 7)

 

Fall Term (Term 8)

 

NUR2 675 - Reasoning in Primary Care 6

4

NUR2 652 - Primary Care Internship 2

14

NUR2 676 - Primary Care Assessment

4

 

 

NUR2 651 - Primary Care Internship 1

8

 

 

Total credits:

16

Total credits:

14

 

Course of Study, if you have a Master's in Nursing Degree

Special Student Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Fall Term (Term 1)

 

NUR2 670 - Reasoning in Primary Care 1

3

NUR2 671 - Reasoning in Primary Care 2

3

NUR2 672 - Reasoning in Primary Care 3 **

4

Total credits:

10

**Credits for course NUR2 672 - Reasoning in Primary Care 3 will be transferred into the Graduate Certificate Theory in Primary Care program. In order to progress to the Graduate Certificate program, students must formally apply through uApply by the application deadline for the Winter Term.

Graduate Certificate Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Winter Term (Term 2)

 

NUR2 673 - Reasoning in Primary Care 4

4

NUR2 674 - Reasoning in Primary Care 5

4

NUR2 646 - Pharm. for Primary Care NPs

3

Total credits:

11

Graduate Diploma Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Summer Term (Term 3)

 

Fall Term (Term 4)

   

NUR2 675 - Reasoning in Primary Care 6

4

NUR2 652 - Primary Care Internship 2

14

 

NUR2 676 - Primary Care Assessment

4

     

NUR2 651 - Primary Care Internship 1

8

     

Total credits:

16

Total credits:

14

 

 

Pre-requisites and Admission Requirements

Consult our Applications to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.

Application Process

Consult our Applications to Graduate Programs page for more information and detailed instructions regarding program-specific requirements.

Clinical Practicum, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Internships

By the end of the program, the student will have completed 950 hours of clinical practicum. The primary care nurse practitioners and family physicians do the supervision of students in the clinical setting. There are currently a variety of clinical sites (GMF-U, GMF, CLSC and CHSLD) with many different populations (refugees, immigrants, urban populations, rural populations, etc.).

In addition to the clinical practicum, there are approximately 50 hours of simulation offered to the students to practice particular clinical procedures and assessment skills.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program can practice in a variety of settings from a CLSC, Family Medicine Group (GMF), GMF-U, to a patient’s home or a long-term care facility. In Quebec, the ministerial plan to integrate 2,000 nurse practitioners by the year 2025 has led to the creation of a number of positions for primary care nurse practitioners.

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