Centennial College

Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses

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School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:The Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses program is designed as an academic pathway to transfer skills and nursing knowledge to a Canadian setting.
The Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses courses in this college diploma program will meet the needs of:

  • Internationally educated nurses interested in working as registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Canada.
  • RPNs who hold a certificate and wish to upgrade to an Ontario college diploma.
    RPNs who have been out of practice for 10 years or less and need a refresher program.
  • The offering's curriculum is in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario's Professional Standards and National Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Registered Practical Nurses. It will focus on assisting you in developing your knowledge and critical thinking, communication, teaching and learning, professionalism, advocacy, research, and leadership and ethical-decision making skills — and applying these skills in health care settings.
  • Taking three consecutive semesters to complete, including 14 weeks of consolidation experience, the School of Community and Health Studies program will consider your needs so that you may complete your diploma studies within one year.
  • URL:Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses at Centennial College
    Length:1 Year(s)
    Cost per year:*
    International: $17,378

    This cost estimate is based on 2 semesters and includes ancillary fees.
    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.
    • Completion of a post-secondary certificate in practical nursing
    • Students who do not have CNO assessment letter or letter of direction will require a course-by-course assessment report from one of the following:
    • World Education Services
    • International Credential Assessment Service
    • Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must achieve a minimum score of COMM160/161 with a minimum listening score of 90)
    • Application Notes : English assessment is mandatory. Note: TOEFL and IELTS results will NOT be accepted in place of the English assessment.
      Additional Admission Requirements:
      • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
      English language proficiency
    • Canadian Certificate Prepared RPNs: Current College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) certificate of registration
    • Internationally educated nurses are required to submit their letter from the CNO stating the courses/program required to write the practical nurse registration exam
      Applicants must have practiced as a nurse or completed their nursing education within the last 10 years as indicated in the letter of direction from the CNO
    • Interview with program coordinator required prior to submitting an application
    • Transcript and resumé review may be requested
    • * 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 September 07, 2023

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