Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner
Graduates of TRU’s MN-NP program will gain the specialized clinical knowledge, skills and competencies required for their careers as advanced practitioners of nursing. Training and practice in the following areas will also prepare graduates to meet BCCNM licensure requirements as NPs in family practice:
- Develop and sharpen the ability to assess and treat diseases by prescribing, ordering diagnostic tests, managing results and referring/consulting with other healthcare providers.
- Coordinate and manage client care across the continuum — from primary to secondary to tertiary level settings—with a focus on managing transitions in care while improving continuity of care and health outcomes.
- Gain real-world experience through three clinical practicums which are designed to combine the theoretical, laboratory and clinical learning within this program.
- Students will also be exposed to a range of face-to-face and online learning methodologies, including interactive meeting sites for discussion, face-to-face lab instruction and practice with simulated and standardized clients.
Work in a variety of health-care settings as a nurse practitioner — with heightened leadership, knowledge, educational and research skills.
The program is offered through blended delivery. This includes online theory courses, on-campus condensed laboratory for skill development and consolidating practicums in the clinical setting.
The program structure builds on a foundation of five existing TRU Master of Nursing core courses (15 credits). MN-NP students take a further nine courses (35 credits) specific to developing the base of clinical knowledge and skills required for NP practice.
Included in the program are two directed health study project courses and a consolidating final clinical internship experience for a total of 50 credits.
Students may complete the program full-time in two years (six semesters) or part-time in three years (nine semesters).
- Research in Healthcare
- Indigenous Health Leadership
- Issues in Professional Practice for Nurse Practitioners
- Nurse Practitioner Primary Healthcare
- Directed Health Study
- Consolidated Nurse Practitioner Internship
TRU will accept up to 15 students each year. Approximately three seats per entry are allocated to self-declared Indigenous applicants who meet all entry requirements. Preference is given to applicants who reside within the BC Interior region.
General requirements for clinical practice coursework
- Updated immunization schedule.
- Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required for all students upon entrance into the program, and students are required to have updated their BLS certification less than one year prior to beginning clinical practice.
- WHMIS certificate (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System).
- Criminal record check needs to be completed before entry to a practice setting.
English language proficiency
Students who have completed studies in a country where English is not the official language, must also submit English language test scores.
Acceptable tests and levels
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) a minimum score of 7.0 and the following sub-test scores:
- Speaking: 7.0
- Writing: 7.0
- Listening: 7.5
- Reading: 6.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
- iBT: a minimum score of 100 (iBT) with no section below a 20
- Paper-Based: 600 with a TWE of 5.0
Granting transfer credits
Transfer credits from one university to another are determined on a case-by-case basis.