To all NEW (entering) and RETURNING students:
The clinical clearance process has changed this year and will be handled in-house at St. Clair College. If you have any questions please contact the nursing office at South Campus at 519-972-2727 Ex 4227, Thames Campus at 519-354-9100 Ex 3244, or the Chair of the School of Nursing, Linda Watson, at either campus Ex. 3233.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
- Grade 12 English – ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
- Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Chemistry (C) or (U)
- Senior Level Biology (C) or (U)
Mature students – See Admission Procedures for details.
IMPORTANT NOTE – This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Important information about how applicants are ranked for entry into this program can be found here.
For high school applicants, all of your Grade 11 courses and the first semester of your Grade 12 courses will be averaged and ranked in order to make the selection for acceptance into this program. When final grades are released applicants must meet the minimum requirement in mandatory courses.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
The College of Nurses of Ontario requires fluency in written and spoken English.
This 2 year Practical Nursing diploma program is fully accredited by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
The curriculum is comprised of theoretical and clinical experiences utilizing the CNO conceptual framework and nursing process. This strong foundation prepares students to practice safely, competently and ethically in situations of health and illness with individuals, families, groups and communities across the lifespan.
The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the current College Of Nurses Entry to Practice Competencies for the Registered Practical Nurse. Clinical experiences are provided throughout Windsor and Essex County/Chatham and Kent County in health care agencies such as hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics and community settings.
After successful completion of the Practical Nursing diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Practical Nurse Examination (CRPNE) which is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). Please visit the CNO website for more detailed information at www.cno.org/en/ .
- The program is fully accredited by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
- Small, personal class sizes.
- Hands on training in a state of the art nursing lab with simulation technology.
- Peer mentorship and tutor support.
- Comprehensive, clinical placement experiences with a preceptor in hospital and/or community settings (10 weeks in total).
- After successful completion of the Practical Nursing diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Practical Nurse Examination (CRPNE) which is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
- Practical Nursing Diploma Receives CNO Approval Status
There are a wide variety of employment opportunities in a number of diverse settings in which a graduate can practice. This includes hospitals, long term care facilities, community health care agencies, physician offices and clinics, private homes and practice.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT CONSIDERATIONS
In order to successfully progress thorugh the curriculum and function as a practical nurse, prospective students should review the following information regarding general demands and performance expectations for a career in nursing:
- Requisite Skills and Abilities for nursing practice in Ontario
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H863 / K963
- Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements
- Students are responsible for the cost of scrub uniforms/footwear and equipment such as stethoscope, a watch with a second hand and other incidentals as required
- Clinical placements schedules may include shifts on days, afternoons, weekends and holidays throughout the program based on clinical need and agency availability
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year :
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student’s own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website .
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.