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Practical Nursing

Ontario College Diploma
Program Code:
Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Accelerated Delivery:
Academic Year:
2014 / 2015

About the Program

The Practical Nursing program provides students with the knowledge, skills and experiences required to prepare for a career as an important member of the nursing and health-care teams.

The program combines current concepts in nursing theory with instruction in social and biological sciences, communications and general education courses. The updated curriculum reflects the expanded role of the RPN, including dispensing or administering of drugs. Clinical experiences take place in a variety of settings: long-term care, medical, surgical, and community health. A twelve-week field placement is provided at the end of the program prior to graduation.

All prospective nursing students should be aware that the College of Nurses of Ontario has outlined the requisite skills and abilities necessary to practice nursing in the province of Ontario. We encourage applicants to consider these carefully as part of the preparation to pursue a nursing career:

The Nursing Act requires that program graduates applying for Nurse Registration in Ontario must not have been convicted of:

Contact Information

Conestoga Career Centre
519-748-3535 or 877-748-3535

Additional Program Information
Program Status
Start DateCampusStatus
SEP,  2014-AD Doon Closed
SEP,  2014-AD Guelph Closed
JAN,  2015-AD Doon Closed
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