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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.


Example titles Help

  • Nurse practitioner
  • Nurse practitioner - extended class

Employment requirements Help

Education/training Help

No formal education or training requirements
Some high school education and/or on the job training or experience
High school
Course work, training, workshops and/or experience related to the occupation
Apprenticeship, specialized training, vocational school training
College, technical school (certificate, diploma)
Undergraduate degree
Post-graduate or professional degree
Additional requirement beyond education and training
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

  • Community health centres
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres

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
Minor 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
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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