Algonquin College

Practical Nursing - FTN (Foreign-Trained Nurse)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:This program enables internationally educated nurses (IENs) to meet entry to practice requirements set for Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario. The program provides nurses with the basic knowledge and skills to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

Building on the existing knowledge and skills of foreign trained nurses, focus is on gaining an understanding of nursing practice in a Canadian context. The content is presented using a variety of delivery methods, such as classroom, laboratory, simulation, media site, and clinical practice in long-term care and acute care facilities.
URL:Practical Nursing - FTN (Foreign-Trained Nurse) at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,891
International: $7,468

Admission Requirements


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

    This program is only for internationally educated nurses who have graduated from a nursing program outside of Canada and wish to become registered in Ontario. Admission criteria include; an assessment letter from the College of Nurses of Ontario, and an English language proficiency assessment to determine language fluency. Documentation and experience are assessed through a PLAR process so credit for Levels 1 and 2 of the program might be recognized. Nurses will enter level 3 of the program and must complete the final 2 semesters in the program in order to graduate with a two year Practical Nursing Diploma. Please contact the coordinator of the program for more 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 June 26, 2018

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