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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Hamilton, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1887Established Year
  33147Enrollment

Graduate Diploma (Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 8,548 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • McMaster University offers a Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
  • The program focus on research, innovation, and student-centered learning within the graduate program in Nursing allows the students to become leading clinical health science investigators in nursing.
  • Students must complete Seven half-courses and these courses are:
    • Pathophysiology
    • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis 1
    • Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis II
    • Therapeutics in Primary Health Care I
    • Therapeutics in Primary Health Care II
    • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Integrative Practicum in Primary Health Care
  • Once the courses have been completed successfully, students are eligible to write their RN (Extended Class) exams.
  • The three areas of excellence provide students with a range of opportunities for advanced education and research in nursing on a full- and part-time basis.
  • Part-time students have two years to complete the PHCNP courses.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 46,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 17,822 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://nursing.mcmaster.ca/programs/graduate/phcnp-graduate-diploma

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete a Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalent degree from a recognized university.
  • Students hold a GPA of B+ average grade to get admission in this program. 

Work Experience:

Students of two years of full-time nursing practice program must hold a experience of the past five years.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Students must have 5 subjects of Class XII including all mandatory prerequisites for the selected program.
  • The student's average is calculated on Grade XII Predicted grades.
  • Students are eligible to apply if they have the following documents: Class X board results, Class XI transcript, and Class XII predicted grades.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.


Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Academic or Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

92 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$8548$8548
Health insurance$203$203
Other fees$160$160
Total fees$8911$8911

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food (on-campus)$ 9,195
Housing (off-campus)$ 4,860

Ranking

QS World University 2020

Ranked #45/ 600

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020

VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students are required to get a Study Visa to study in Canada.
  • If students are traveling outside Canada will need either an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) or a Valid Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to re-enter Canada.
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and is valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • Students need a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to work in Canad and to get the SIN, students will need to bring a passport and study visa.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan
    • Valid Passport
    • Official Acceptance Letter
    • Financial Evidence

Work Study

Students need a work-Study visa to work in Canada. Full-time international students studying at a Canadian university may seek employment in Canada in 4 situations:

  • on-campus employment
  • co-ops employment
  • working off-campus
  • post-graduation work visa

The McMaster Work Program gives students opportunities to work on campus during the fall/winter terms and over the summer.

  • First-year international students are not eligible for the fall/winter work program but can apply for the summer after their first year and every year beyond.
  • International students with a valid study visa are eligible to participate in McMaster’s work programs.
  • Students can work Part-time at a maximum of 10 hours per week in the fall and winter terms.
  • Students can work Full-time of 35 hours per week and part-time over the summer.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Dentist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Orthodontist
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Physician
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


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