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Practical Nursing (3024)

2 Years - 4 Semesters      Ontario College Diploma

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing Program has been approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The Practical Nursing program philosophy is based on a set of values and beliefs about the client, health, caring, nursing and the role that teaching and learning play in enabling individuals, families and groups to achieve health outcomes. These five concepts are interrelated, interdependent and integrated throughout the curriculum.The program will provide graduates with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to demonstrate safe, competent nursing at entry-to-practice.Graduates are eligible to write the national practical nurse examination. The successful completion of this national examination entitles the candidate to apply to the College of Nurses of Ontario for registration as a practical nurse, subject to the fees and membership requirements set out by this professional organization. For more information, please contact the CNO at 1-800-387-5526.

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and currently unemployed, you may qualify for second career funding for this program! To learn more about your options and how to get started, contact us at

The pass rate for our graduates who wrote their provincial registration examinations in 2016 was 96.5%.

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