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3124.1 – Nurse practitioners

Nurse practitioners provide a range of health services to patients delivering preventive and continuous care toward the management of patients' health in conjunction with physicians and in collaboration with other health professionals.

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Example titles Help

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner - extended class

Employment requirements Help

Education/training Help

1
No formal education or training requirements
2
Some high school education and/or on the job training or experience
3
High school
4
Course work, training, workshops and/or experience related to the occupation
5
Apprenticeship, specialized training, vocational school training
6
College, technical school (certificate, diploma)
7
Undergraduate degree
8
Post-graduate or professional degree
+
Additional requirement beyond education and training
R
Regulated requirement(s)
5+, 6+, 7+, R
  • Nurse practitioners usually require a master's degree in nursing; or completion of a nursing program with additional advanced or extended primary health care nursing education; and several years of practice as a registered nurse.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for nurse practitioners in all provinces and territories.

Workplaces/employers Help

  • Hospitals
  • Community health centres
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Clinics

Occupational options Help

  • There is no mobility between occupations in this unit group without further training.

Exclusions Help

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
3 – Health occupations
Skill level
A – Occupations usually require university education
Major group
31 – Professional occupations in health (except nursing)
Minor group
312 – Optometrists, chiropractors and other health diagnosing and treating professionals
Unit group
3124 – Allied primary health practitioners
Version
2016.3
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