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​A one-time $1000 scholarship will be given to students accepted in this program who achieved a B+ average in their previous nursing degree. The scholarship is exclusive to the Enhanced Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses program. If students choose to change their program, the scholarship is not transferrable.

Program description - September 2024

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 nursing labs 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
Start: September 2024
Campus: Guelph
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 2 years
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

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International fee details

Description Fall 2024 Winter 2025 Spring 2025
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $7922.00 $7922.00 $7922.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $530.00 - -
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $330.00 - -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 - -
eText Fee $759.00 $133.00 $68.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
HST $8.71 - -
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50 $7.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00 $86.00
Supply Fee (Taxed) $67.00 - -
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00 $110.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee $115.00 - $89.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 - -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $10537.21 $8760.50 $8784.50
Year Total     $28082.21

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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 - September 2024 - Guelph

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