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: http://www.cno.org/Global/docs/reg/41078%20SkillAbilities%204pager-Final.pdf
The Nursing Act requires that program graduates applying for Nurse Registration in Ontario must not have been convicted of:
- a criminal offence; or
- an offence under the Narcotic Control Act (Canada) or the Food and Drugs Act (Canada).
In addition to the above, the Nursing Act also identifies a number of other abilities and requirements that must be met in order to practice nursing in the province of Ontario. Please see detailed information about these requirements at the following website:
The Practical Nursing Program has been awarded a five-year Category 1 Approval by the College of Nurses of Ontario effective to December 31, 2017
Conestoga Career Centre
519-748-3535 or 877-748-3535
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