Program Description

This two-year Mohawk College diploma program is an Ontario College Diploma program offered at Six Nations Polytechnic’s Brantford Campus and Mohawk College’s Institute for Applied Health Sciences, located at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON. The Practical Nursing program runs continuously for 16 calendar months over four semesters and is offered every other year.

This program allows students to experience collaborative learning – the methodology where students are responsible for their own learning and for contributing to the learning of their peers. Faculty members provide structure and act as facilitators through consultation, assisting with group collaborative activities and providing feedback.

Clinical placements are an integral part of this program and may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. Students are expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placement activities.

Pre-Clinical Requirements

All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Details about pre-placement requirements will be emailed to you once you accept your offer of admission.

Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a clinical placement while in the program.

YEAR 1

Term 1

  • Computers in Nursing
  • Health Sciences 1
  • Practicum 1 Lab
  • Professional Development
  • Health and Healing 1
  • Professional Practice 1
  • Communication D
  • Communication

Term 2

  • Health Sciences 2
  • Health and Healing 2
  • Practicum 2 Lab
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Professional Practice 2

YEAR 2

Term 3

  • Health Sciences 3
  • Practicum 3 Lab
  • ealth and Healing 3
  • General Education 1 Option Table
  • Introductory Sociology
  • Practicum 3 Clinical

Term 4

  • Practicum 4 Lab
  • Helath and Healing 4
  • Professional Developemnt 4
  • Professional Practice Pre-Graduate Experience
  • Service Learning and Simulation
Admission Requirements: 

OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:

  • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
  • Grade 11 or 12 Mathematics, C, M or U level (M or U recommended)
  • 2 Grade 11 or 12 Sciences, C or U level •    

Note: As a limited enrolment and competitive program, possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

It is recommended that all applicants have a good working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office applications.

An English language proficiency test may be required as it is essential that applicants demonstrate the English language writing and speaking skills to successfully cope with the academic and clinical placement components of the program.

In addition to the successful completion of all the admission requirements, all applicants to this program must complete a mandatory standardized Health Occupation Aptitude Examination (HOAE) as part of the selection process. There is a fee of $50.00 for this test.

Effective January 2005, the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) requires all applicants for registration or reinstatement from within Canada to provide a recent Police Criminal Record Check (PCRC) as part of the registration process.

Offers of admission to this highly competitive program will be made based on a combination of HOAE test results (50%) and rankings of academic history (50%).

Contact Admissions for options that are available for mature applicants.

Note: This program may require students to bring their own mobile computer devices (BYOD) to classes. All accepted applicants are required to complete certain requirements prior to clinical placement and are responsible for the associated costs. Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a clinical placement while in the program.

Details regarding pre-placement requirements will be emailed once you have accepted an offer of admission.

Please note that deadline to apply for certain funding is May 30/17

 

Career Paths: 

After successful completion of the Practical Nursing diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the Canadian Registered Practical Nurse Examination (CRPNE) which is administered by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Offices
  • Retirement Homes
  • Community Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Long Term Care Homes
  • Business and Industry. 

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