Seneca Polytechnic

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Practical Nursing

Seneca Polytechnic

Faculty:King, Yorkgate
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,586
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


Prepare for your career in Practical Nursing with this five–semester diploma program. Our graduates find employment opportunities in hospitals, long–term care facilities and in the community.

As a student in PND, you’ll learn nursing theory in class, on–line, and through hands–on clinical placements. In addition, you will study anatomy and physiology, English, computer applications and take general education subjects such as psychology and Canadian studies. Experience in the nursing practical laboratory and in several hospital and community settings will be integral to your studies.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •   Mathematics 
Program Eligibility:
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation(C), University Preparation(U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older). If applicant is a mature student, he/she must have completed the required prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s), or have obtained appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits

All applicants require:
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 11 Biology (C)
- Grade 12 Physics or Chemistry (C)
- Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics (U) or (M)
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.0]

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on April 21, 2023