- Ontario College Diploma
- Program Code:
- Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
- Accelerated Delivery:
- Academic Year:
- 2015 / 2016
About the ProgramPractical Nursing is a career-focused program providing students with the knowledge, skills and experience required to become a member of the nursing profession and health-care team. The foundational knowledge for practical nursing is based on scientific theory from nursing, the physical and psychosocial sciences and humanities. Person-centred, population-focused care is learned in context through real-life experiences and career-related placements. Seniors' care is given special attention to meet the demands of an aging population.
The Nursing Act
The Nursing Act requires that all graduate practical nurses wishing to work in Ontario must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario. The Nursing Act also states graduates 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: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/regs/english/elaws_regs_940275_e.htm
The College of Nurses of Ontario
Graduate Practical Nurses wishing to register with the College of Nurses of Ontario must sign a declaration of their status regarding; citizenship; permanent residence; immigration; convictions of a criminal offence under the Narcotic Control Act/Food and Drug Act; involvement with respect to professional conduct, incompetence or incapacity in Ontario in another health profession; any mental or physical disorder, which makes it desirable in the public interest that the person not practice nursing. These conditions also apply throughout the program. 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
Contact InformationConestoga Career Centre
519-748-3535 or 877-748-3535 Additional Program Information