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Enhanced Professional Practice - Gerontology and Chronic Illness

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
Health & Life Sciences
Academic Year:
2019 / 2020
Accelerated Delivery?

Program Reflections

Harpuneet Kaur

Graduated from: Enhanced Professional Practice, Gerontology & Chronic Illness

Harpuneet.jpgMy experience at Conestoga has been very fulfilling. I received a lot of support from everyone at the college in making my adjustment to Canada.

The Enhanced Nursing Practice program at Conestoga has empowered me with knowledge and confidence to work as a professional in the nursing field. My culture and individuality are valued here. Everyone is treated equally and I felt comfortable expressing myself.

Conestoga College has helped me by bridging the gap between my international studies and being a graduate here. My programs have helped me to prepare for my registration exams. The opportunity to work in the community through clinicals and volunteer work has paved the way for me to succeed in my field.

Conestoga's programs are well organized and focused on the learning needs of the students. The focus was not only to teach the content, but also to bring it to life through simulation labs, standardized patient experience and lots of other varied opportunities. The instructors at Conestoga have real-world expertise in their respective fields.

Conestoga also provides its international students with a lot of services to help them adapt here. I am thankful to all my instructors and the staff for helping me in my professional growth during my program. It has been a life-changing experience and will always be remembered.

Jees Joy

Graduated from: Enhanced Nursing Practice, Clinical & Critical Care

Jees_Joy.jpgThe programs I completed at Conestoga College provided focused, specialized and collaborative education in a multi-cultural environment. The programs were critically designed to meet the needs of international nurses.

First, I did the Critical Care Nursing Program which includes all the subjects we learned for the entire four years of B.Sc. nursing. It was great to brush up our knowledge and prepare ourselves for the next level. The college has great resources like expert teachers, comprehensive library facilities, simulation labs and open access practice labs that helped me learn and practice effectively. The practical experience is an asset for both programs and it was great to gain real experience in the Canadian health care system.

The modern technology used in client care and documentation were exciting and I am really happy to be working in this area. Overall, when I look back over the last two years, the experience at Conestoga greatly improved my knowledge and skillset. The primary aim for completing my education was to gain more knowledge and practice in the Canadian health care system. Both Critical Care nursing and Gerontology are well designed to improve the knowledge of nursing graduates. Together, both of the courses offer practical experience of about 400 hours which is very comprehensive.

I had the best teachers at Conestoga who provided their guidance and support throughout the program. The International Office also helped a lot in dealing with the extension of study permits and the other associated issues. After completing the programs I became a licensed nurse professional in Canada.

Ann Mary Wilson

Graduated from: Enhanced Nursing Practice, Critical & Clinical Care and Enhanced Professional Practice - Gerontology & Chronic Illness

Conestoga offered us career-focused education that provides theoretical and hands-on training for professional success. The college has a very respectful environment where ethnic and cultural diversity is celebrated.

The Library and library staff is a big asset as they helped us with all the necessary resources for our studies and the Recreation Centre and sports facilities also helped us in maintaining our balance throughout the journey. Conestoga played a critical role in mentoring my professional practice as an RN in Canada. The programs enhanced my skills in Critical Care and Geriatrics.

I am proud to say that I currently practice in a specialty unit at a large hospital requiring the specialized, interdisciplinary professional care that I learned at Conestoga. The knowledge and skills I acquired from my program at Conestoga allows me to excel at providing this comprehensive nursing care and I'm able to integrate both the specialties of Critical Care and Gerontology.

In short, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Conestoga College laid the foundation for my professional practice and helped me to build the essentials to shape my career in Canada.

Program Status (Domestic)
Start DateCampusStatus**
JAN, 2019 Doon Closed
MAY, 2019 Doon Closed
** Status applicable to domestic students
Program status for international students

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