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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 Notes
  • Ontario 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.
Cost
National: $5,194
International: $18,332

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
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. This includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation tools required to provide nursing care to those of all ages. Throughout the program, learning opportunities include 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. An added benefit of this program is the Simulation Lab on campus, where you experience realistic patient care scenarios. These help to build confidence in your skills and techniques before working with patients in clinical placements. Placements are in community settings such as retirement homes, long-term care homes, and hospitals.
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