Algonquin College

Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:The Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses, Ontario College Diploma program is for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) who have graduated from a nursing program outside of Canada and wish to become Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario. This program is also for Practical Nurses from Ontario or other Canadian jurisdictions who have a letter from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and must complete specific theory and clinical hours to acquire registration in Ontario.

Throughout the program, you develop knowledge and skills to navigate the Canadian Healthcare System. You practice using healthcare-specific language to help you communicate and collaborate with patients and members of the healthcare team. Topics include personal leadership, critical thinking, palliative care, mental wellness, community health and patient care across the lifespan.
URL:Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,511
International: $13,958

Information on tuition and fees can be found on the Algonquin College website.
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 

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR
  • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR
  • General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

* 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 26, 2021

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