International Nursing License Preparation

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Prepare for your regulatory exam to practice in Ontario!


Upcoming intakes:

Fall 2024: College Drive – North Bay (International Intake)

This program is intended for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who have an International Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor of Nursing degree and who are seeking the opportunity for further preparation to apply to the College of Nurses of Ontario for regulatory licensing. In accordance with the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses in Ontario, students will learn to provide safe, ethical, competent care for a diverse client population in the province of Ontario as a member of the health care team.

For further information on the College of Nurses of Ontario’s registration requirements visit:

Your Future Career

  • Acute care agencies
  • Long term care
  • Community health agencies
  • Public health agencies

What You Learn

  • Critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Legal, ethical and professional scope of practice of nursing
  • Nursing processes and in patient-centered practice
  • Effective communication in a culturally competent manner
  • Health-related documentation and reporting

Post-secondary degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing education program.

Registered in their current home state or country i.e. letter, membership card etc. and are able to practice.

Applicants must submit a current letter from an employer's human resource department verifying employment as a nurse.


If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Note: this is a high demand / health care program

Semester 1

NLP100 Communications for Healthcare Professionals
NLP120 Advanced Health Assessment
NLP121 Advanced Health Assessment Lab
NLP130 Acute Complex Nursing Care
NLP131 Acute Complex Nursing Care Lab
NLP140 Advanced Pharmacology
NLP141 Advanced Pharmacology Lab
NLP200 Advanced Development of Self

Semester 2

NLP160 Practicum I
NLP210 Advanced ER Nursing
NLP220 Advanced Pediatric Nursing
NLP230 Advanced ICU/CCU Nursing
NLP231 Advanced ICU/CCU Nursing Lab
NLP240 Advanced Geriatric/Palliative Care
NLP300 Preceptorship Clinical

2024-25 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $19303.5 $1362.5 $477 - $21723

Mandatory Non-Academic Requirements for Placement:

Work-Integrated Learning (also called Placement, Field Placement, Practicum, Clinical Placement, etc.) provides students with rich and meaningful experiences wherein they have the opportunity to apply and extend the learning they gain from the classroom in real-word contexts. View placement requirements here.


Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 


Canadore College has implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to enhance your learning experience in and out of the classroom while ensuring flexibility in learning.

To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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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