Confederation College

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Confederation College
Faculty:Health
Degree:Diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Description:Confederation College’s Practical Nursing program is a two-year program with an emphasis on providing nursing care to stable, predictable patients across their lifespan.




Courses in the Practical Nursing program cover a wide variety of topics including foundational theory courses, nursing skills/procedures, pharmacology, pathophysiology (disease processes), nursing assessment, and clinical practice. Students will develop the nursing skills needed to help people at various stages of life (infant to older adult) and experience a wide range of exciting clinical practice experiences! Students who graduate from a Ministry approved Personal Support Worker Program may also have advanced credits in the Practical Nursing Program. Students who graduate from the Practical Nursing Program often set their sights on a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree after completing the Practical Nursing Program. So many choices, options, and ideas!
URL:Practical Nursing at Confederation College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,396

This cost estimate represents the full tuition for full-time students attending the main Thunder Bay campus.. Please note that fees are estimated and are subject to change.

Scholarships:1
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •   Chemistry 
  •   Biology 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level; or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment; or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED); or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE). Applicants are also required to have Grade 11 Mathematics (College or University Preparation) and Grade 11 or 12 Biology (College or University Preparation) and Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (College or University Preparation). If you find you do not possess the necessary admission requirements (or equivalency), we encourage you to consider our Pre-Health Sciences program which will provide you with the necessary preparation to apply to this program. Completion of the Pre-Health Sciences program does not guarantee admission to the Practical Nursing program in a subsequent year.

* 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 July 18, 2022

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