Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

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Nursing Practitioner

Athabasca University - Graduate Programs

Faculty:Centre for Nursing and Health Studies
Degree:Post-diploma; Online
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $19,426

Fee is for entire program.

Careers:Nurses (RNs)


Welcome to the Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner program. Our primary health care program prepares nurse practitioners to diagnose and treat common illnesses and injuries across the lifespan in settings such as primary care offices or community health centres. The program does not, however, prepare NPs to work in acute care settings or to focus on a clinical specialty.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    By the application deadline, applicants for admission to the AGD: ANP program must be graduates of a Canadian Master's degree program in Nursing, or the equivalent from an accredited university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in their Master's program. Applicants must have obtained recently, a minimum of 4,500 verified hours of work experience as a registered nurse prior to application.
    Test Scores:
    • CanTEST or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    Applicants must provide a copy of transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on April 24, 2023