International Nursing License Preparation

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Geared to internationally educated nurses who are seeking the knowledge and skills in accordance with the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses in Ontario.


Next intake: Fall 2021

Healthcare is a changing environment and nurses are needed to provide primary care where new trends in technology, pharmacology, nursing medical management are critical tools when working with clients presenting with acute complex pathologies. The Nursing Preparation Licensing Program (NLP) for Internationally Educated Nurses is designed to develop nursing expertise to work in the Ontario health care system. Emphasis is placed on the application and evaluation of advanced theories and practice in acute and chronic care settings within an interprofessional model of care as part of the health care team. Through classroom instruction, simulated labs and practicum placements, students will develop the necessary competencies to be eligible to practice in Ontario. Graduates of the program will be eligible to apply to write the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) jurisprudence and regulatory examinations to be accredited as a Registered Nurse within the Ontario’s Healthcare system.

For further information on the College of Nurses of Ontario’s registration requirements please consult the link below:

Ontario College Degree or equivalent in Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing education program. Current registration in their Nursing regulatory body in their home state or country i.e. letter, membership card etc.

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.

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Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Additional Required Certifications

CPR-C + First Aid (2 days) $110 apx
Mask Fit $25 apx
NVCI Training (1 day) $155 apx
eDOC Training (2 hrs) $5 apx
ADC (2 hrs) $3 apx
Police Vulnerable Sector Check $30 apx
WHMIS $5 apx
MOL (Health and Safety) $5 apx

Optional Certifications

Mental Health First Aif=d $175 apx
Gentle Persuasion Approach $100 apx

  1. Provide patient care in accordance with the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses in Ontario, using critical thinking to make decisions based on research and theory.
  2. Practice within the legal, ethical and professional scope of practice of nursing for a diverse client population in the province of Ontario as a member of the health care team.
  3. Use appropriate technology to contribute to safe, effective and efficient nursing practice
  4. Incorporate reflective practice into the nursing process to identify future implications for the role of a nurse in patient-centered practice.
  5. Communicate effectively, and in a culturally competent manner, with clients, peers and other members of the interprofessional health care team at the level required of a health care professional in a therapeutic context.
  6. Contribute to the maintenance of health-related documentation and reports at the level required of a health care professional
  7. Practice Integrated Comprehensive Care within a variety of contexts and settings (for individuals, families, and groups) by evaluating and modifying individualized care plans to promote safe and optimal patient care.