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Introduction of the TPCN Project

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About the Project


The TPCN  Innovative Post Licensure Educational program aims to strengthen the skills and expertise of RNs in primary care. This initiative is set to reshape the landscape of primary care nursing in Canada.

Participating in this project, you are not just advancing your career – you are shaping the future of nursing. Together, with this innovative educational program, we can make a difference in primary care.

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Project Objective


Discover our Innovative Educational program that aims to strengthen the skills and expertise of RNs in primary care. Join us in this pioneering initiative that's set to reshape the landscape of primary care nursing in Canada.


By joining the Canadian Family Practice Nurse Association (CFPNA) and participating in this project, you're not just advancing your career – you're shaping the future of nursing.

Project Leaders


Led by Dr. Lukewich of Memorial University and Dr. Poitras of the Université de Sherbrooke, in partnership with the Canadian Family Practice Nurses Association (CFPNA) and the the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

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Dr. Lukewich

Memorial University

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Dr. Poitras

Université de Sherbrooke

Who is TPCN?

We are part of Team Primary Care -Training for Transformation which mission is to brings together an extensive network of partners to enhance the capacity of interprofessional comprehensive primary care (CPC) through improved training for practitioners, supports for teams, and tools for planners and employers Our aim is to prepare primary care providers to work in teams, in tandem with the health system reforms needed to adopt the delivery of more and better CPC.

Ultimately, by better preparing new and existing primary care practitioners, Canadians will have better access to equitable primary care close to home.


What to Expect?

A Collaboration between the CFPNA, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Université de Sherbrooke has led to the creation of the Team Primary Care Nurses - Education and Practice Network (TPCN), which includes family practice nurses, researchers, administrators and patient partners.


The project aims to develop an accredited post-licensure educational program for family medicine nurses, in alignment with the Patient’s Medical Home (PMH) model and the National Competencies for Registered Nurses in Primary Care produced by the CFPNA. The underlying value of the project is a passion for evidence-based nursing practice to support the nursing workforce in their nursing practice and role optimization towards better collaborative practice and patient engagement. This bilingual educational program will be implemented nationally and supported by a network of key players in primary care. TPCN’s Post-Licensure Educational Program will be based on an asynchronous e-learning model. It will comprise 6 modules aimed at improving practices through a better understanding of the principles of interprofessional collaboration, patient partnership and the development of strategies for exercising one's role to its full  scope. Together, with this innovative educational program, we can make a difference in primary care.


Join us on an enriching adventure of professional development and interprofessional collaboration!

Proud Recipients

Proud recipients of a grant from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Foundation for the Advancement of Family Medicine (FAFM) to develop a skilled workforce for the Patient’s Medical Home with a particular focus on post-licensure education and credentialing for registered nurses (RNs) in primary care. This project is part of a much larger collaboration involving various groups of primary care providers. Our program is supported by the Government of Canada ($3 million in funding).

The Team Primary Care Nurse is hosting a Summit
In Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.


Scheduled from February 26th to February 28th, this is an exclusive, invite-only event that aims to bring together key stakeholders from various sectors.

Contact Us

For further information or questions on the project, feel free to contact the project manager Treena Klassen at for English speakers or research agent Mireille Guérin at for French Speakers.


Feel free to follow CFPNA’s social media to stay up to date on developments regarding
the initiative as well as engagement opportunities.

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