Personal Support Worker

Personal support workers in a kitchen

Program at a glance

Program code: 
051005
Accreditation: 
Ontario College Certifcate
Length of study: 
1 year
Study options: 
Full-time
Campus location: 
North Bay, West Parry Sound

This one-year certificate program trains students to offer personal care and home management services to clients in community or institutional settings. Personal support workers are valuable members of the health care team, providing services to clients with physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral challenges. Students learn hands-on in the classroom, on community placements and in the new million dollar home environment simulation lab equipped with high-end audio/visual equipment and interactive mannequins.  PSWs are highly sought-after as health care providers, working under a regulated health professional or in a supported independent living environment.

Note: This program is offered in North Bay and Parry Sound.

 

Apply for Practical Nursing Next: Applicants are required to be a graduate from Canadore College’s Personal Support Worker program within five years from the Practical Nursing start date that they are applying for. In Addition, applicants must have graduated with at least a 3.5G.P.A to be considered for the Practical Nursing Program. When more qualified applications are received by February 1st (for Fall Intakes) and October 1st (For January Intakes) than we have program seats available, we will use formal scoring and ranking methods to determine final selection. The final selection will be based on grades and ranking of the following courses: PSW180, PSW165 and CMM125.

 

Your Future Career

  • Long term care facilities
  • Community/Home care
  • Hospitals

What You Learn

  • Nutritional menu planning
  • Clinical care (hospital and long term)
  • Simulation and lab work
  • Diseases and pharmacology
  • Patient home care
Admission Requirements: 

Program Prerequisites

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U


 

Other Requirements

A completed Canadore College Health Centre form including medical history, immunization record, Hepatitis B vaccination, annual flu vaccine and a two-step Mantoux test is required. 


Students  require a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate; First Aid training, Mask Fit and police check for vulnerable sectors which is  needed to enter clinical placements (may be made available through Continuing Education). All associated costs are the responsibility of the student. If you have been convicted of an offence under the Criminal Code for which you have not been pardoned, you may be ineligible for field/clinical placements. A police check may be required and can be obtained from the police department upon payment of a fee; all associated costs will be the responsibility of the student.


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Curriculum - North Bay: 

Semester One - Fall:

CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals

PSW 185 Professional Issues

PSW 155 Client, Family and Community

PSW 160 Lab I

PSW 190 Lifespan Development

 

MTH 128Pre-Health Math

PSW 180 Biology for PSWs

Semester Two - Winter:

 

PSW 205 Mental Health

PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab)

PSW 230Clinical

PSW 135Healthy Living

CLT100Canada's First Peoples

PSW 300 Consolidation

 


Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Curriculum - Parry Sound: 

Semester One - Fall:

CMM 125 Communication Fundamentals

PSW 185 Professional Issues

PSW 155 Client, Family and Community

PSW 160 Lab I

PSW 190 Lifespan Development

MTH 128Pre-Health Math

PSW 180 Biology for PSWs

Semester Two - Winter:

 

PSW 205 Mental Health, Cog Imp Pharm

PSW 210 Lab II (Simulation Lab)

PSW 230Clinical

PSW 135Healthy Living

CLT 100Canada's First People

PSW 300 Consolidation

 


Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

Learning Outcomes: 

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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