Our Nurse Practicioner Concentrations

What is the Primary Care NP Concentration?

Our Primary Care Concentration will prepare you for a multifaceted role as primary healthcare nurse practitioner in community settings, where you will provide and/or collaborate in the provision of services that meet the healthcare needs of patients of all ages and their families. You will work 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, enabling you to function confidently as an educator, consultant, collaborator, and care provider.

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What is the Mental Health NP Concentration?

Our Mental Health Concentration provides a unique opportunity for the development of advanced practice mental health nursing skills. Students will explore areas pertaining to services offered in the first, second and third line. You will become familiar with several roles including communicator, collaborator, manager, scholar, professional advocate and leader. Our rigorous training will help you to care for individuals experiencing mental and physical distress, with or without addictions, across the lifespan.

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What is the Neonatal NP Concentration?

McGill University's Neonatal NP concentration is one of two such training programs in the province of Quebec, and only one of two training programs in the country. In existence since 2004, the program received a full 5-year program accreditation by the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec in 2018.

Our Neonatal NP concentration will prepare you for a multifaceted role in ambulatory, intermediate and critical care settings, where you will provide, and/or collaborate in the provision of services that meet the healthcare needs of neonates and their families. The focus is the development of expert clinical competence and leadership, enabling you to function confidently as an educator, consultant, collaborator, and leader - integral parts of the Nurse Practitioner role. These competencies are developed throughout the curriculum.

In Québec, the Neonatal NP title is Infirmière praticienne spécialisée en néonatalogie (IPSNN). For additional information on the Neonatal NP scope of practice, visit the Specialized Nurse Practitioners and Their Practice: Guidelines available on the Ordre des Infirmières et Infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) website: https://www.oiiq.org/documents/20147/2943833/2530-np-guidelines-web.pdf (available in French and English).

IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PROSPECTIVE NEONATAL NP STUDENTS:
The Neonatal NP concentration course of study is offered every 2 years therefore, we are accepting admission for Fall 2023. There is no part-time option for this concentration.

We are in the process of revising our curriculum for the Neonatal NP Concentration. Once we have received final approval, the revised curriculum will be offered as of Fall 2023. The details of this revised curriculum will be published here.

 

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What is the Pediatric NP Concentration?

Our Pediatric Concentration will prepare you for the multifaceted role of pediatric nurse practitioner in ambulatory, intermediate, acute and critical care settings. You will provide and/or collaborate in the provision of services designed to deal with the healthcare needs of children, from birth until the age of 18, who have acute, complex issues requiring secondary and tertiary care. The focus is on the development of expert clinical competence that will enable you to function in a teaching, consultation, liaison, and managerial capacity.

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What is the Adult Care NP Concentration?

McGill University's Adult Care Nurse Practitioner Concentration is one of three training programs in the province of Québec. This Concentration will prepare you for a multifaceted role as adult care nurse practitioner in settings where specialized and ultra-specialized adult care is provided. These include hospitals, specialized outpatient clinics and certain complex services at home. The adult care nurse practitioner works specifically with the adult population (aged 14 and over) with complex acute, chronic or critical care issues. The focus of the program is the development of expert clinical competence and leadership, enabling you to function confidently as an educator, consultant, collaborator, and leader - all integral to the Nurse Practitioner role. These competencies are developed throughout the curriculum.

In Québec, the adult care nurse practitioner title is that of Infirmière praticienne spécialisée en soins aux adultes (IPSSA).)

 

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