Centennial College

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Practical Nursing

Centennial College

Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,496
International: $17,413

This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters and includes ancillary fees.

Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


The Practical Nursing program at Centennial College will offer you the in-depth knowledge, skills and judgement required in today's complex health care environment.

Curriculum in this Practical Nursing 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 offering also meets competencies that will 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.
  • Prerequisites:

    Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
    These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    •  Grade12 English 
    •   Mathematics 
    •   Chemistry  or   Physics 
    •   Biology 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
  • Biology Grade 11 or 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.
  • One additional science (Physics, Chemistry or Exercise Science) Grade 11 or 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.
  • Minimum grade scores: 75% in each required subject (65% in U or A level courses) and overall average of 80% in the four required subjects
  • 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. Science courses need to be completed within the last seven years from the start of the program in order to be valid for admission purposes

      * 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.

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