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 Practical Nursing
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SchoolAlgonquin College
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 22,000
DegreeDiploma
Honours
Co-op
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •   Biology 
  •   Chemistry 
Prerequisites NotesOntario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

International applicants who meet the program eligibility requirements are required to complete preparatory courses (4-months in duration): Introduction to Canadian Health Studies (ICHS). Students who successfully complete the introduction will then proceed to their original health program of choice. The ICHS requires applicants to submit an academic IELTS score.

Cost
National: $5,090
International: $18,576

For more information on costs, see our tuition and fees estimator at https://www.algonquincollege.com/ro/pay/fee-estimator/.
Scholarships18 scholarship(s)
DescriptionThe Practical Nursing Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for work in the healthcare system. You learn the necessary skills and techniques for the workforce - the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation tools required to provide nursing care to those of all ages. Throughout the program, your education includes theory, lab techniques, applied experiences and independent study.

As a student, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in a variety of healthcare facilities, as well as to participate in clinical placements. An added benefit of this program is the Simulation Lab and other Nursing labs on campus, where you experience realistic simulation scenarios. These help you to build confidence in your skills and techniques before working with patients in clinical placements in the community. Placements are in real-world settings such as retirement homes, long-term care homes and hospitals.
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