Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner
By the application deadline, applicants for admission to the PMD:NP program must be graduates of a Canadian (or equivalent) masters degree in Nursing from an accredited/recognized university, with a minimum GPA of 3.2 (B) in their masters program.
Applicants must have obtained recently, a minimum of 4,500 verified hours of work experience as a registered nurse prior to application.
Athabasca University MN:ANP and MN:NP graduates are precluded from admission to the PMD:NP.
Please note: Athabasca University is currently unable to accept applications from British Columbia for the Master of Nursing: Nurse Practitioner and Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner programs. Unfortunately, due to the limited availability of clinical placements in the province, students are unable to complete program requirements. AU’s Faculty of Health Disciplines is working with the B.C. Ministry of Health to resolve this issue and plans to resume admission of B.C.-based students as soon as the practicum situation improves.
To be successful in graduate courses, non-program students should have attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 undergraduate or graduate course work.
Non-program students must meet the following application requirements:
- A four-year health-related baccalaureate degree from an accredited university.
- Students seeking to refresh their practice as a Nurse Practitioner must hold a Master of Nursing and have graduated from a recognized Nurse Practitioner Education program.
- Students seeking to add a Family All Ages designation to their Nurse Practitioner license must hold a Master of Nursing and an active Nurse Practitioner license.
These requirements must be met by the application deadlines.
Information effective Sept. 1, 2019 to Aug. 31, 2020.