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As part of this program, students will receive Gentle Persuasive Approaches and Mental Health First Aid certifications.
To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.
This program uses eTexts.

Program description - May 2023

This unique two-year graduate certificate program is geared to experienced internationally educated nurses holding a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing. The program will support you in acquiring essential nursing knowledge and skills required to practice within the Canadian healthcare system, with a focus on caring for seniors throughout the continuum of care. You will learn from experienced nursing faculty in active learning environments such as state-of-the-art nursing laboratories and immersive simulation suites. Emphasis is placed on development of professional practices including nursing assessment, intervention, care planning, and critical inquiry and evidence-informed decision making. The program is developed based on the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards and entry to practice competencies for Registered Nurses. Learning of Canadian nursing practices will occur through a variety of evaluation methodologies including, scholarly writing, case studies, projects, presentations, and simulated patient encounters. You will apply theory to practice during field placement in diverse healthcare settings including medicine, surgery, complex continuing care, and long-term care. This program provides you with extensive hands-on clinical experience, including over 400 placement hours. In addition, in preparation for the nursing registration examination, you will complete NCLEX and OSCE style courses.

Program details

Code: 1513
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: May 2023
Campus: Kitchener – Doon
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.

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International

Tuition
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$7467.50
Ancillary Fees
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$2001.77
Total Fees
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$9469.27

Canadian fee details

International fee details

Description Spring 2023
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $7467.50
Administration Fee $25.00
Capital Development Fee $81.77
CSI Health Plan Fee $99.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00
CSI International Health Fee $174.90
CSI Legal Protection $20.10
eText Fee $581.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $25.00
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Student Services $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $125.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $112.00
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $70.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Term Total $9469.27

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - May 2023 - Kitchener – Doon

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