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Graduate Calendar 2010|11

Post-Masters Diploma:
Advanced Nursing Practice

Post-Masters Diploma: Advanced Nursing Practice

The Post-Masters Diploma: Advanced Nursing Practice (PMD:ANP) (was formerly called Advanced Graduate Diploma: Advanced Nursing Practice, or AGD:ANP) is offered by the Centre for Nursing and Health Studies. The program prepares nurses to assume a broader role in the provision of health services to clients of all ages as community-based nurse practitioners.

PMD: ANP Admission Requirements

By the application deadline, applicants for admission to the PMD: ANP program must be graduates of a Canadian (or equivalent) masters degree in Nursing from an accredited/recognized university, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in their masters program. Applicants must have obtained recently, a minimum of two years full-time equivalent work experience as a registered nurse.

Athabasca University MN:ANP graduates are precluded from admission to the PMD:ANP.

PMD: ANP Program Requirements

The PMD:ANP program is composed of the following eight, three-credit courses for a total of 24 credits. Students will write a comprehensive examination upon completion of PMD:ANP courses. Students are required to attend a one week on-site component in NURS 520 at their own expense.

NURS 519, NURS 521, and NURS 530 are offered in three sessions each year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). NURS 520 is only offered in the Spring Session. NURS 522 to 528 are always offered in the Fall and Winter Sessions. Select courses may be offered in the Spring Session.

NURS 519 Advanced Pathophysiology for Clinical Decision Making (3)
NURS 520 Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice (3)
NURS 521 Pharmacotherapeutics for Nurse Practitioners (3)
NURS 522 Advanced Nursing Practice: Women (3)
NURS 524 Advanced Nursing Practice: Children (3)
NURS 526 Advanced Nursing Practice: Adults (3)
NURS 528 Advanced Nursing Practice: Older Adults (3)
NURS 530 Comprehensive Advanced Nursing Practice (3)


Information effective Sept. 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2011.

Updated October 20, 2011