Jumpstart your career
Be at the centre of healthcare with the Practical Nursing program. Our intensive, two-year diploma will prepare you for an exciting career where you’ll work one-on-one with patients, making quality care your main focus. You’ll learn about various concepts, including teamwork, collaboration, leadership and lifespan, determining how these principles apply to your line of work. Our combination of theory and hands-on learning will set you up to work with individuals of all ages and challenges in a rewarding and caring career, administering medications, and monitoring, planning, implementing and documenting patient care.
Practical Nursing is right for you if you:
- have excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- have good communication and interpersonal skills
- can work independently and as part of a health-care team
- are committed to life-long learning
- have a caring attitude and enjoy working with people.
Inject meaning into your future
You’ll get 1,830 hours of hands-on training, letting you test your knowledge in a variety of areas including clinical and lab settings, as well as in the community working with patients in acute and long-term care. You will also participate in a two-month practicum to sharpen your skills and prepare you for work in this crucial industry.
A two-month full scope practicum in a healthcare setting.
PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience. Failure by the student to accept by way of legal contract and abide by these terms and conditions will result in non-completion of the program.
All specialized courses in one term must be successfully completed to advance to the next term’s specialty courses.
To remain in good standing, students must attain a minimum term grade point average (GPA) of 1.7 in all Arts and Science courses and a minimum term GPA of 2.3 in all nursing related courses (NSG, HTH, and PSY251).
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