|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Type||Graduate Certificate, College|
|Nominal duration||2 years/ 16 months, includes 3 field placements|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,294 per year
The fee is for the 2022–2023 academic year and includes tuition (CA$14,935), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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Undergraduate Diploma (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
- Mandatory work-integrated learning (WIL) health and safety requirements must be completed by students prior to student field/clinical WIL experiences. Successful WIL completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for field/clinical WIL learning experiences, students must present the following at the start of the program in accordance with pre-admission information provided by the College:
- Students are responsible for costs associated with respirator fit testing required for clinical practice.
- In preparation to pursuing a nursing career, we encourage all prospective nursing students to carefully consider the requisite skills and abilities for nursing practice in Ontario outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
This unique two-year graduate certificate program is geared to experienced internationally educated nurses holding a four-year bachelor’s degree in nursing. The program will support you in acquiring essential nursing knowledge and skills required to practice within the Canadian healthcare system, with a focus on caring for seniors throughout the continuum of care. You will learn from experienced nursing faculty in active learning environments such as state-of-the-art nursing laboratories and immersive simulation suites. Emphasis is placed on the development of professional practices, including nursing assessment, intervention, care planning, critical inquiry and evidence-informed decision-making.
The program is developed based on the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards and entry-to-practice competencies for Registered Nurses. Learning of Canadian nursing practices will occur through a variety of evaluation methodologies, including scholarly writing, case studies, projects, presentations, and simulated patient encounters. You will apply theory to practice during field placement in diverse healthcare settings, including medicine, surgery, complex continuing care, and long-term care.
This program provides you with extensive hands-on clinical experience, including over 400 placement hours. In addition, in preparation for the nursing registration examination, you will complete NCLEX and OSCE-style courses.
Graduates of this certificate program will gain valuable experience through theoretical courses and field placements in preparation to write the Canadian national licensing exam for nurses.