Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Faculty:School of Health Sciences and Emergency Services
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:Northern’s Practical Nursing program holds as its philosophy a set of beliefs and values based on five key concepts: the client, health, caring, nursing, and the role that teaching and learning play in enabling individuals and their families and groups to achieve health outcomes. These concepts are derived from the scope of practice described in the Nursing Act 1991 and are interrelated, interdependent and integrated throughout the curriculum.

Graduates may find employment opportunities in acute/long term care centers (hospitals), community agencies, industry, prisons, mental health services, and doctors’ offices.
URL:Practical Nursing at Northern College of Applied Arts & Technology
Length:2 Year(s)
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C, U) (Minimum 65%) and Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C, U) (Minimum 65%).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Additional Admission Requirements: Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets), web search engines and e-mail systems, Physician’s medical report as per guide supplied by the College, Proof of current immunization, including Hepatitis B; 2-step Mantoux (with follow-up chest x-ray if the Mantoux test is positive), flu vaccine, Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate (C.P.R. – C with HCP content), Standard First Aid Certificate (or equivalent), WHMIS Certificate (may be obtained at a minimal cost through the College), and a recent criminal reference check – Ontario Education Services Corporation (OESC) - (within 3 months) is required prior to the start of classes in September.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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.

    Modified on September 30, 2021