Post Graduate Certificate Program in Family Practice/Primary Care Nursing

June 26, 2013

George Brown College’s new Post Graduate Certificate Program in Family Practice/Primary Care Nursing.

The Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing has developed a new program specifically for nurses in Family Practice/Primary Care.

This program is the first of its kind in North America, driven by a recognized need for postgraduate preparation in Primary Care Nursing and Interprofessional care. This program ensures Registered Nurses are keeping pace with Health Care Reforms taking place across the country. Graduates will be equipped with the competencies required to maximize their scope of practice, allowing them to contribute more fully as an integral member of the Interprofessional health care team.

The knowledge and skills developed through this program supports to expand their scope of practice in health promotion, primary prevention and chronic disease management, and contribute significantly to a more efficient and effective health care system for all Canadians. Program themes include:

  • Nature & Scope of RN practice in Primary Care
  • RN roles & competencies in Health Promotion, Primary Prevention &  Chronic Disease Management
  • Interprofessional Collaboration/Teams
  • Evidence Based Practice/Research Utilization
  • Advocating for & leading change
  • Program Planning & Evaluation
  • Quality Management

This 2 semester program is widely accessible, delivered primarily online. Face to face requirements include 2 weekends (4 days) in Fall semester. The second semester includes 192 hour clinical placement in a primary care setting. Placement site is negotiated with Faculty in compliance with course objectives.

To help us develop the skills of RNs and provide better care, we are asking you to kindly share this information with your RN members/colleagues or, if possible, please post our attached flyer on your website. If you require a different format to do either of these things, please let me know and I will arrange it for you.

Click here to see the program flyer or visit the program webpage at