Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner - Prospective Students

"Putting Scholarship Into Practice"

Graduates of the UBC School of Nursing MN-NP program are:

  • advanced practice nurses who are able to assess, diagnose and treat common and predictable conditions experienced across the lifespan
  • prepared to practice collaboratively and autonomously in primary care settings
  • practitioners who possess theoretical knowledge and advanced skills
  • knowledgeable about health care issues
  • responsive to the changing health care needs of Canadian society
  • interpreters and appliers of new knowledge generated to improve practice

Students in the UBC School of Nursing, Master of Nursing - Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) Program study with professors and clinicians at the forefront of primary care. The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a two year full-time on-campus program, which leads to the degree of Master of Nursing. The program, recognized by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, leads to eligibility for licensure as a Nurse Practitioner in BC.

Academic Requirements:

The UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies sets the standard for admissions requirements. Please click the link below for domestic and international requirements for the Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner Program.

The minimum admission requirements for the MN-NP Program include:

  • You must be a registered nurse with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Nursing.
  • You must provide evidence of eligibility for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC. Providing a current and active CRNBC registration number as part of your application will suffice.
  • You must have 2-3 years of clinical practice experience at the post-baccalaureate level (after graduation);
  • You must have a minimum GPA of 76% (B+) at third and fourth year levels
  • You must have first class standing (80% or above) in 12 credits or more of Nursing courses.
  • You must provide letters of reference that indicate the ability for excellence in clinical performance and readiness to shift to a more independent context of practice;

Applicants will be nurses registered in the province of BC. For information about the MN-NP Program please visit our website at and choose Graduate Students. To determine the academic requirements for a student with International credentials, click on this link and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and then select a country to view the minimum requirements for admission required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

For Application Support

Mr. Drew St. Laurent, Recruitment & Graduate Admissions Officer, will answer questions about the online application process, course registration, and course scheduling.

Please telephone +001- 604-822-7446 OR facsimile +001-604-822-7466. Email:

Drew St. Laurent - Recruitment and Graduate Admissions Officer
School of Nursing
University of British Columbia
T201-2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 2B5

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