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Research on the Health Workforce




Multi-year Tracking Study of Students and Graduates of the Nurse Practitioner Education Program in Ontario
S. Caty*, I. Michel, R.W. Pong, and D. Stewart*

Initiated in the mid-1990's, this study examines the characteristics of the applicants to and the students and graduates of the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program which is offered by a consortium of 10 Ontario universities. The study focuses on the career paths, practice locations, and practice profiles of the graduates and assesses the effectiveness of the program in preparing nurse practitioners from the perspectives of the students and graduates. Many working papers and articles have been prepared and published based on data from this study. In addition, the results and publications have been shared with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, the Health Services Restructuring Commission, and other organizations.

(commissioned by COUPN, Council of Ontario Universities)



(Names in bold denote CRaNHR investigators and research staff. Names with an * denote former CRaNHR investigators and research staff.)