Durham College

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Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses

Durham College

Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences (HS)
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,625
International: $17,587

Cost per year is based on the 2021-2022 academic year and includes compulsory ancillary and program incidental fees. Does not include textbooks.

Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


The Practical Nursing program option for internationally educated nurses is designed for applicants with nursing credentials from outside of Canada. It has been designed as a means to apply your nursing academic knowledge and skills from colleges and universities in other countries into the Ontario health care system. Successful graduates, who become registered practical nurses (RPNs), will combine knowledge, skills and good judgment to provide safe, competent, ethical nursing care to meet the needs of all patients throughout the continuum of care.


Application Notes : Please visit the website for information on English Language Proficiency requirements.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
After an assessment from the National Nursing Assessment Service, applicants must provide a letter from the CNO outlining the learning gaps and knowledge, skills and experience required to write the practical nurse registration exam. Applicants must have practiced as a nurse, or completed their nursing education within the last 10 years, as stated in the letter of direction from the CNO. As part of the application process: an interview with the program coordinator is required; and a transcript and resume may be required.

* 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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