School of Health, Human Care and Wellness

Practical Nursing

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Train for a career in this important health field in Canadore’s leading-edge simulation nursing laboratory.

Overview

The lab is equipped with interactive mannequins that speak and replicate real symptoms, on which students act out common medical emergencies. Training culminates with a seven-week, pre-graduate placement experience working with a registered practical nurse. Our nursing graduates are sought-after all over the world working independently or as part of a health care team.

Your Future Career

  • Acute care
  • Hospitals
  • Psychiatric settings
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community home health agencies
  • Doctors’ offices and clinics
  • Rehabilitation centres

What You Learn

  • Nursing theory and practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Collaborating across professions
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health assessment
  • Developmental psychology

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 12 Math (C), or (U), Two (2) of the following sciences: Biology: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SBI 3C, SBI 3U, SBI 4U); Chemistry: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SCH 3U, SCH 4U, SCH 4C); Physics: Gr 11 or 12 (C) or (U), (SPH 3U, SPH 4U, SPH 4C)

College Drive Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication I
PNE 110 Professional Growth I
PNE 113 Human Relationships
PNE 114 Nursing Theory I
IAP 100 Anatomy and Physiology I
PNE 118 Nursing Practice I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
Semester 2 - Winter
GENED General Education Elective - Online
PNE 124 Nursing Theory II
PNE 125 Health Assessment
IAP 120 Anatomy and Physiology II
PNE 128 Nursing Practice II
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
PNE 232 Pharmacology I
PNE 235 Nursing Theory III
PNE 237 Pathophysiology I
PNE 239 Nursing Practice III
Semester 4 - Winter
PNE 242 Pharmacology II
PNE 245 Nursing Theory IV
PNE 247 Pathophysiology II
PNE 249 Nursing Practice IV
PNE 230 Professional Growth II
Semester 5 - Winter
PNE 260 Nursing Practice V (7 weeks, 280 hrs), Semester 5

College Drive Campus

Intake: January Start
Semester 1 - Winter
CMM 125 Communication I
PNE 110 Professional Growth I
PNE 113 Human Relationships
PNE 114 Nursing Theory I
IAP 100 Anatomy and Physiology I
PNE 118 Nursing Practice I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Fall
PNE 124 Nursing Theory II
PNE 125 Health Assessment
IAP 120 Anatomy and Physiology II
PNE 128 Nursing Practice II
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
Semester 3 - Winter
GENED General Education Elective - Online
PNE 232 Pharmacology I
PNE 235 Nursing Theory III
PNE 237 Pathophysiology I
PNE 239 Nursing Practice III
Semester 4 - Fall
PNE 242 Pharmacology II
PNE 245 Nursing Theory IV
PNE 247 Pathophysiology II
PNE 249 Nursing Practice IV
PNE 230 Professional Growth II
Semester 5 - Fall
PNE 260 Nursing Practice V (7 weeks, 280 hrs)

West Parry Sound Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
CMM 125 Communication I
PNE 100 Professional Growth I
PNE 113 Human Relationships
PNE 114 Nursing Theory I
IAP 100 Anatomy and Physiology I
PNE 118 Nursing Practice I
PSY 200 Lifespan Development
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 2 - Winter
PNE 124 Nursing Theory II
PNE 125 Health Assessment
IAP 120 Anatomy and Physiology II
PNE 128 Nursing Practice II
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples
GENED General Education Elective - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
PNE 232 Pharmacology I
PNE 235 Nursing Theory III
PNE 237 Pathophysiology I
PNE 239 Nursing Practice III
Semester 4 - Winter
PNE 230 Professional Growth II
PNE 242 Pharmacology II
PNE 245 Nursing Theory IV
PNE 247 Pathophysiology II
PNE 249 Nursing Practice IV
Semester 5 - Winter
PNE 260 Nursing Practice V (5 weeks)
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 3561.26 $1055 - - $4616.26
2 5341.89 $1203 - - $6544.89

September Start Welcome Package/Required Documentation

January Start Welcome Package/Required Documentation

Clinical Placement Required Documentation 

Required Forms

West Parry Sound Welcome Package/Required Documentation

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

Online Campus Shop

You will also need:

  • Stethoscope - apx. $115.00
  • Polo Shirt - apx. $35.00
  • CPIC, VS - apx. $40.00
  • Mask Fit - apx. $25.00
  • Health Shots – Cost will vary
  • NBRHC Parking - $6.00/day
  • NBRHC ID and Access Badge - apx. $10.00
  • Uniforms (scrubs), 2 sets - apx. $70.00
  • Uniform Shoes - apx. $50.00
  • CPR / First Aid - apx. $80.00
  • Health Clearance Card - apx. $20.00
  • Lab Kits (Semester 1, 2 & 3) - apx. $350.00

Ontario College Diploma

Students also complete WHMIS and CPR certification while in the program. Upon graduation, students are able to write the registration exam through the College of Nurses where, upon successful completion, they will receive Registered Practical Nurse accreditation.

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.

View Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

View course outlines

Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?


Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Jennifer Sutton – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139
Jennifer.Sutton@canadorecollege.ca