Program Description

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Practical Nursing Diploma Program


This program prepares the graduate for certification as a Practical Nurse (PN). As a PN, the graduate will function as a member of the health care team in acute care settings such as hospitals, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and community based settings such as home care and clinics. They can administer medications, perform nursing assessments, and conduct patient teaching and instruction. In certain settings they may be responsible for administration, and in some cases a Practical Nurse will supervise the work of others, including personal support workers.

Admission Requirements:

OSSD or equivalent with the majority of courses at the college (C), University (U), plus qualify for admissions to this program: 
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U)
  • Biology Grade 11 or 12 (C) or (U)
  • One of the following sciences:Chemistry Grade 11 or 12 (C) or (U), Physics Grade 11 or 12 (C) or (U)

Consideration will be given to applicants who do not possess an OSSD, but who have the above listed credits. If you do not possess these credits, feel free to contact us to learn about where you may acquire these courses. Conditional enrolment may be granted at the discretion of the Anishinabek Educational Institute.

Bridging Option:
Successful graduates have a bridging option to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.

Health Requirements:

Accepted applicants MUST submit prior to entry into the Program proof of:
  • A satisfactory medical examination
  • An up-to-date immunization record including a Hepatitus B titre (within the last 24 months), TB skin test

Clinical Requirements:

  • N95 Respirator Fit Testing - annual refitting required
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation  (CPR) training Level C, which must be completed to be eligible for field placements. Annual re-certification is required - all associated costs are the responsibility of the student
  • Flu vaccination
Clinical Placements:

Employers who provide our clinical placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the clinical setting. The police record check MUST be obtained by the student and at the student's expense every six (6) months. If you are not able to obtain this police clearance you will be unable to attend clinical placement, which would result in you not meeting requirements for graduation eligibility.

Program Of Study

Semester 1          
               Communication I
               Professional Growth I
               Human Relationships
               Nursing Theory I
               Anatomy and Physiology I
               Nursing Practice I
               Growth and Development
               Canada's First Peoples
Semester 2
               Elective  XXXX
               Nursing Theory II
               Health Assessment
               Anatomy and Physiology II
               Nursing Practice II
               Foundations of Sociology I
Semester 3
               Pharmacology I
               Nursing Theory III
               Pathophysiology I
               Nursing Practice III
Semester 4
               Pharmacology II
               Nursing Theory IV
               Pathophysiology II
               Nursing Practice IV
               Professional Growth II
Semester 4
               7 weeks / 280 hours
               Nursing Practice V


File: SkillAbilities 4pager-Final.pdf

Required for program
File: RPN Medical Requirement Forms.pdf

Practical Nursing Rack Card
File: PNrackcard.jpg

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