Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Centennial College offers Full-time Program In Practical Nursing

In today's competitive job market, employers are seeking to hire graduates that are highly specialized and well trained. You can't afford to waste your time with an education that won’t help you get the job you want. At Centennial College, all our programs are geared for success.

As part of your program, you will not only learn how to use the latest cutting edge tools, but you will also learn how to apply the latest principles from business professionals. To compliment your classroom learning, you will also get hands-on experience in the labs.

Centennial's staff not only believes in providing students with the best possible teaching experience, but also offers the best guidance and career advice.

Program Overview

A recent study commissioned by the Canadian Nurses Association predicts that by the year 2011, there will be a severe shortage of nurses. This shortage could mean that from 59,000 to 113,000 nurses will be needed.

This program focuses on the newest skills in Practical Nursing. You will have access to a range of knowledgeable, highly-regarded faculty members, well-equipped labs, including interactive simulation lab, academic and personal counselling, on-campus activities and free tutoring.

Admission Requirements

Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Academic Requirements

* Compulsory English 12C or U or equivalent
* Math 11M or U, or 12C or U, or equivalent
* Biology 11C, or U, or 12C, or U, or equivalent
* One of the following sciences: chemistry or physics 11U, or 12C, or U, or equivalent

Non-academic Requirements

* English proficiency will be considered in the admissions process
* Science requirement must have been achieved within seven years of the program start date

Requirements Prior to Registration

* Official transcripts of upgraded courses (if required) must be submitted
* Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR), where applicable, must be completed to deadline as published in Calendar of Important Dates
* Before undertaking this program, applicants should be aware that under the provisions of the Regulated Health Profession and Nursing Acts, to qualify to write the RPN registration exams, they must:
o Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or be authorized under the Immigration Act (Canada)
o Not have any criminal convictions including those under the Narcotic Control or Food and Drugs Acts
o Not have been the subject of proceedings, with respect to professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity in another health profession in Ontario, or in nursing in another jurisdiction
o Not be suffering from a mental or physical disorder which makes it desirable in the public interest that they not practice

Program/ Field Placement Requirements

* Certifications must be valid for the entire clinical placement.
* Annual clear vulnerable police check prior to clinical placement.
* A completed Immunization Review Form (a standard form will be issued to student after receipt of your application)
* Successful completion of a current recognized course in CPR Level HCP (Health Care Provider & Standard First Aid. (courses available at the College at an additional cost)
* Mask fit testing will be done at Centennial College
* In certain circumstances, applicants may be required to submit letters of reference.


Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results

Source : Practical Nursing Program, Centennial College

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