Dawson College

Nursing

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Program Information

School:Dawson College
Faculty:Science, Medical Science and Engineering
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:Your meaningful career in nursing starts with a clinical placement during the first semester of the Nursing Program at Dawson College. Throughout the program, you will experience hands-on learning in Dawson’s labs and high-tech simulation rooms and during weekly clinical placements. Students practise their skills on Dawson’s high-fidelity mannequins that breathe and react to interventions. Clinicals and labs are taken as part of a small group (maximum 10 students). By graduation, students have trained in many different aspects of healthcare in acute-care hospitals, long-term CHSLDs, active rehabilitation centres and day care settings. The program culminates with an internship in the final semester, which often leads to a first job in nursing.
URL:Nursing at Dawson College
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and SupervisorsHead Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Applicants must have a Diploma of Secondary Studies (DES) or equivalent, including Secondary V Language of Instruction, Secondary V Second Language, Secondary IV Science, Secondary IV Mathematics, Secondary IV History, Sec IV Environmental Science & Technology or Environmental Science 558-404 or 558-402, and Sec V Chemistry 551-504. Students with a DES missing any of the above subjects may be admitted, space permitting, but may be required to complete remedial courses. It is strongly recommended that applicants have Secondary IV enriched 406/436 math, or a Secondary V math.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to write a letter of 200-300 words, handwritten, outlining reasons for wishing to study nursing and how this idea may have developed; cite personal or work experience including volunteerism, interests and activities. Please visit the website for more information on requirements.

    * 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 June 21, 2022