Cambrian College

Personal Support Worker

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Program Information

School:Cambrian College
Faculty:Health Sciences, Nursing and Emergency Services
Field of Study:Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Description:An aging population, shorter hospital stays, and increased costs for long-term care are creating an increased demand for personal support workers (PSWs). Cambrian will prepare you to work as a PSW in just eight months through three clinical practicums and hands-on training in the College's state-of-the-art simulation lab and nursing lab.

You will become prepared to assist clients with activities of daily living and contribute to the quality of life of individuals who live in a facility or community setting by promoting their independence, dignity, social, emotional and physical well-being, mobility, personal appearance, comfort, and safety.

As a graduate, you may be able to bridge into Cambrian's Practical Nursing program to further enhance your career options.
URL:Personal Support Worker at Cambrian College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Personal Support WorkerVisiting Homemakers

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 
  •   Mathematics 
Recommended: any grade 12 Biology (C), (U), or (M)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    At registration students must provide:

    • Proof of current immunization
    • Proof (original certificate) of CPR HCP and Standard First Aid
    • Original copy of an Adult Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sectors Check

    Registered students must:

    • Complete Cambrian College WHMIS, General Safety Awareness course (online approximately $10)
    • Details to be provided at the beginning of second semester
    • Complete Cambrian College GPA course when offered by program prior to first placement. Details to be provided at orientation.

    * 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 October 31, 2019