Practical Nursing

Program Title – Practical Nursing

Program Codes and Status
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.
NORT – H117 (PC) Timmins Campus – Closed
NORT – H129 (HL) Haileybury Campus – Not Available
NORT – H118 (KL) Kirkland Lake Campus – Not Available
NORT – H127 (JB) Moosonee Campus – Not Available

Program Specific Information and Forms
Below are admission requirements and/or forms that have to be completed before start of the semester or the date specified.
Practical Nursing 1st Year Clinical Requirements Package Fall 2021
Practical Nursing 1st Year Clinical Requirements Package Fall 202 – International

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Practical Nursing and Personal Support Worker programs, in order to be permitted to attend clinical hours.

Program Description
Practical Nursing is a five level (63 week) program leading to an Ontario college diploma in Practical Nursing. Northern College’s Practical Nursing program has received a CATEGORY 1 PROGRAM APPROVAL from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Northern College is a member of the Northern Partners in Practical Nursing Education (NPPNE). Northern College delivers the current diploma program standards that meet the requirements of the Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse (REx-PN).

Northern’s Practical Nursing program holds as its philosophy a set of beliefs and values based on five key concepts: the client, health, caring, nursing, and the role that teaching and learning play in enabling individuals and their families and groups to achieve health outcomes. These concepts are derived from the scope of practice described in the Nursing Act 1991 and are interrelated, interdependent and integrated throughout the curriculum. Registered Practical Nurses work with individuals, families and groups (autonomously or in consultation with nursing and other team members) to plan, implement, and evaluate outcomes-based nursing care, services and programs that promote health and rehabilitation, prevent injury and disease, maintain and restore health, and provide palliation.

Articulation Agreements
Download the complete Articulation Agreement list for Universities and Colleges (PDF, 113KB). You can also visit OnTransfer. This site provides information and resources to help students and potential students find their way through Ontario’s postsecondary system.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may find employment opportunities in acute/long term care centres (hospitals), community agencies, industry, prisons, mental health services, and doctors’ offices.

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