Practical Nursing Bridging Program for Internationally-Educated Nurses

Program Code:
9352
School:
School of Community and Health Studies
Credential:
Diploma
Program Type:
Fast-track program
Program Length:
1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date:
Fall, Winter
Location:
*Morningside Campus
Email:
Telephone:
416-289-5000, ext. 8068

Program Overview

The Practical Nursing Bridging Program for Internationally-Educated Nurses program is designed as an academic pathway to transfer your skills and nursing knowledge to a Canadian setting.

The program will meet the needs of:

  • Internationally-educated nurses who are interested in working as registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Canada;
  • RPNs who hold a certificate and wish to upgrade to an Ontario college diploma;
  • RPNs who have been out of practice for ten years or less and need a refresher program.

The program’s curriculum is in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario’s Professional Standards and Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Practical Nurses. It will focus on assisting you to develop your knowledge and critical thinking, communication, teaching and learning, professionalism, advocacy, research and leadership, and ethical-decision making skills — and to apply these skills in acute healthcare settings.

Taking three semesters to complete, including 14 weeks of consolidation experience, the School of Community and Health Studies offering considers your needs so that you may continue with your studies towards a diploma while maintaining your part-time employment and/or personal commitments.

This diploma that results from the Practical Nursing Bridging Program of Internationally-Educated Nurses program may enable you to continue your academic studies at the baccalaureate level.

RPNs with a diploma in practical nursing (with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no failures or repeated courses on their transcripts) may continue their studies at Centennial’s Bridging to University Nursing program and, upon completion of this program, can apply to Ryerson’s post-degree completion program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

This program is only offered on a full-time basis. If you are interested in taking it on a part-time basis, you will need to speak to the program supervisor.

Note: Please be advised that on March 6, 2014 the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Council granted Centennial College’s Practical Nurse Diploma Program

Category 2: Approval with Conditions Status

For further information regarding this CNO approvals process, please go to: www.cno.org/become-a-nurse/

For more information or questions regarding the approval process, please contact Dr. Dianne McCauley, Chair of Nursing at dmccauley@centennialcollege.ca

Program Code:
9352
School:
School of Community and Health Studies
Credential:
Diploma
Program Type:
Fast-track program
Program Length:
1 year/ 3 semesters
Start Date:
Fall, Winter
Location:
*Morningside Campus
Email:
Telephone:
416-289-5000, ext. 8068
* Note: For additional course details and campus locations see Program Outline.
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