St. Lawrence College

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:St. Lawrence College
Faculty:Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston campuses
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:This program prepares graduates to practice according to the Entry to Practice Competencies and Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario. Graduates are eligible to write the national registration exam and, when successful, will become Registered Practical Nurses in the Province of Ontario, and are eligible for reciprocal registration in other provinces in Canada.

The Practical Nursing program at St. Lawrence College is currently approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org). Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.
URL:Practical Nursing at St. Lawrence College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,801

Approximately $2,500: includes textbooks, supplies, uniforms, transportation, parking, College of Nurses' examination and provincial registration fees.
Scholarships:5

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites: Grade 12 English at the C or U level Grade 12 Math at the C or U level Grade 12 Chemistry at the C or U level (or SCH3U) Grade 11 or 12 Biology at the C or U level

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) states that individuals must report any previous criminal offences when they apply to the College of Nurses for initial registration. An absolute or conditional discharge, or a pardon, does not change the fact that an individual was found guilty of an offence.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Apply to college as soon as the application is available in October. Applications received on or before the Equal Consideration Date will be given equal consideration. This is particularly important if you are applying to a program that is in high demand or oversubscribed; that is, a program for which the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of seats available. After the Equal Consideration Date, applications are considered on a first-come, first served basis. Note that this program is a high demand program, and may be subject to ranking procedures. You MUST apply for this programs before the Equal Consideration Date.

    * 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 July 28, 2018