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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Diploma in Practical Nursing (HCP/ICHS) (Ottawa Only)
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Diploma in Practical Nursing (HCP/ICHS) (Ottawa Only)

2 Years


Full time

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Jan 2025

USD 11,608



Contribute to a healthcare team and support excellence in patient care.

The Practical Nursing Ontario College Diploma program prepares you for work in the healthcare system. You learn the necessary skills and techniques for the workforce. This includes assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation tools required to provide nursing care to those of all ages. Throughout the program, learning opportunities include theory, lab techniques, applied experiences, and independent study.

As a student, you have the opportunity to gain hands-on skills in a variety of healthcare facilities. An added benefit of this program is the Simulation Lab on campus, where you experience realistic patient care scenarios. These help to build confidence in your skills and techniques before working with patients in clinical placements. Placements are in community settings such as retirement homes, long-term care homes, and hospitals.

To practice as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario, you are required to be licensed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). This program gives you the necessary knowledge and skills to write the Regulatory Exam - Practical Nurse (REx-PN) in Ontario.

Registered Practical Nurses work in close collaboration with healthcare teams. You may find employment in a variety of settings such as:

  • Community clinics
  • Private homes
  • Long-term care homes
  • Medical, surgical, and obstetrical units

You may also choose to pursue further studies after graduation.

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