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Practical Nursing (Flexible)

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Program Information

School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:The Practical Nursing - Flexible program at Centennial College will offer you in-depth knowledge, skills and judgement required in today's complex health care environment. Curriculum in this Practical Nursing - Flexible program is based on the:

College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Practice Standards and Guidelines
National Entry to Practice Competencies for Registered Practical Nurses (updated 2020)
Practical Nursing Program Standard for Ontario Practical Nursing programs (Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development)
The Practical Nursing program meets the competencies that reflect the evolving and expanding role of the practical nurse as provided by the Nursing Act and the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). These competencies will include learning to provide safe, competent and ethical care using resources and technologies for an increasingly complex client population. The Practical Nursing program will also serve as preparation to practice autonomously in a variety of settings. Note: The Practical Nurse Diploma program at Centennial College is currently approved (Category 2) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario.
URL:Practical Nursing (Flexible) at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,425
International: $17,448

This cost estimate is for the A stream based on 2 semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Scholarships:5
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry  or   Physics 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Grade 11 Mathemathics (M or U), or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Grade 11 Biology or Grade 12 (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required). The course used for admission must have been completed within seven years of the program start date.
  • Grade 11 (C or U) or Grade 12 (C or U) One additional science (Physics, Chemistry, or Exercise Science), or equivalent (minimum grade required). The course used for admission must have been completed within seven years of the program start date.
  • Minimum grade scores: 75% in each required subject (65% in U- or A-level courses) and an overall average of 80% in the four required subjects.

  • Application Notes : Language proficiency is demonstrated by successfully completing three full years of secondary or post secondary education in Canada in English or in a school and country where English is the primary language of instruction and communication. Applicants who do not meet the language proficiency must take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission and score 160 or 161, and pass the listening test with a minimum score of 90.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Language proficiency may be demonstrated by successfully completing three full years of secondary or post-secondary education in Canada in English or in a school where English is the primary language of instruction and communication.

      * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

      * 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 September 27, 2022

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