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CAD 18631

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CAD 100 Waived

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24 months


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Program Overview

Practical Nursing is a five level (63 week) program leading to an Ontario College Diploma in Practical Nursing.  The Practical Nursing programs at Fanshawe College have received a CATEGORY 1 PROGRAM APPROVAL from the College of Nurses of Ontario.

The purpose of the program is to educate practical nurses to work with individuals, families, groups, and entire communities in a variety of settings. In this program, students learn to work as autonomous and collaborative partners with clients and other health care providers, and to do so effectively within the practical nurses' professional role and scope of practice. The program has been designed with a focus on health promotion, caring and humanistic principles and the curriculum continues to evolve in response to current nursing and health care evidence and trends. This program will assist students to develop a sensitivity to people's experiences of health, healing and health promotion. Clinical practice and simulations are integrated throughout the program providing experience in long term care, hospital, and community settings. Graduates qualify to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination and if successful, become eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).

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Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 10

Program Intensity Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0 - With No Band Less Than - 5.5
    • Minimum Overall Score - 83
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 60
    • Minimum Overall Score - 120.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s):
    • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
    • Mathematics ONE OF:
      • Grade 11 Functions and Applications (M) 
      • Grade 11 Functions (U) 
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U) 
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (C) or (U) 
    • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry (C) or (U)

6 IELTS Score
83 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
60 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
120 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
65% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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CAD 100 Waived

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11000 Per year

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