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Courses And Costs

Intakes with a September start date complete terms 1, 2 and 3 in their first year; and terms 4 and 5 in their second year.

Intakes with a January start date complete terms 1 and 2 in their first year; and terms 3, 4 and 5 in their second year.

If you want to get a jump start on our Pratcial Nursing Program, we offer certain courses through Continuing Studies at the following campuses:

  • Year 1 - September

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1 6 credit(s) D
      Learners need to comprehend normal body structure and function in order to provide safe and competent care to the client. The structure of the human body and the physiology of the various systems are examined and discussed. Pathologies are explored.

      SCIE-0006 Anatomy & Physiology 2 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1 This is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology 1, where various systems are discussed concurrently with the study of structure.

      HLTH-0183 Canadian Nursing Principles 3 credit(s)
      The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the discipline of practical nursing. Course concepts include foundations of nursing within the wellness model.

      HLTH-0012 Gerontological Nursing 3 credit(s)
      This course introduces the learner to health, well-being and aging. It examines the age-related changes in all body systems in order to assist the learner in assessing and understanding the status of the gerontological client. Gerontological nursing in diverse settings is explored along with the legal and ethical considerations for nursing practice.

      HLTH-0007 Human Growth and Development 3 credit(s)
      Learners study the normal growth and development across the lifespan and take into account the physical, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional factors.

      COMM-0038 Interpersonal Communications 3 credit(s)
      In this course learners explore effective interpersonal communication through self-examination, communication processes and the opportunity to practice by a variety of exercises.

      SCIE-0073 Medical Microbiology 3 credit(s)
      This course focuses on the types of microbes and their interactions with humans. Emphasis is given to the physiology of microorganisms, body responses to disease and the effects of microbes on organ systems. Labs consist of hands on experience with microscopes, animations and videos of microbiology lab techniques and results, sample collections and virtual lab experiences.

      HLTH-0010 Nursing Arts and Assessment 1 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD This course has a laboratory component that focuses the learner on developing basic knowledge and nursing skills required to assist the clients in the promotion of independence, activity, comfort and personal care. Learners develop skills and medical terminology related to nursing practice.

      HLTH-0015 Nursing Arts and Assessment 2 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD Learners build on the knowledge and skills acquired in term one, and develop clinical nursing skills required in caring for clients with assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating strategies that promote the client's health.

      HLTH-0236 Nutrition 3 credit(s)
      This course explores the relationship between food and its use by the human body for energy, structure, and optimal health. Students study the body's normal nutritional needs and recommended daily dietary allowances for calories, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Learners engage in course theory to consider important concepts related to medical conditions and to evaluate nutrition throughout the lifespan and in the prevention of diseases.

      HLTH-0184 Pharmacology 1 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD This course introduces the basic concepts and principles including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmcotherapeutics, and the practical nurse's role in drug therapy.

      HLTH-0011 Physical Health Assessment 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD Physical health assessment is an integral aspect of nursing practice. Learners develop a systematic approach in obtaining complete and accurate historical information from clients, performing a physical examination and making clinical assessments regarding clients' needs. Learners differentiate between normal and abnormal findings. Emphasis is placed on the physical, psychosocial and cultural needs of individuals across the lifespan.

      PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD 1 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1, HLTH-0183 Canadian Nursing Principles, COMM-0038 Interpersonal Communications, PSSY-0026 Psychology, PSSY-0079 Sociology This one-week practicum offers the learner an opportunity to observe the determinants of health in relationship to the local environment. Learners explore agencies providing health promotion and illness prevention services and observe individuals of all ages functioning within the community setting.

      PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD 1 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0006 Anatomy & Physiology 2, HLTH-0012 Gerontological Nursing, HLTH-0007 Human Growth and Development, HLTH-0010 Nursing Arts and Assessment 1, HLTH-0236 Nutrition, PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD This one-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to integrate theory learned in term two into practice. The learner cares for the gerontological client, accurately measuring vital signs and assisting with activities of daily living.

      PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0073 Medical Microbiology, HLTH-0015 Nursing Arts and Assessment 2, HLTH-0184 Pharmacology 1, HLTH-0011 Physical Health Assessment This three-week practicum provides the learner with a supervised experience in the long-term care setting. Learners are expected to integrate theory and practice while caring for the elderly in a structured environment. The learner studies the practical nurses' role and responsibilities for safe administration of medication by a variety of selected routes.

      PSSY-0026 Psychology 3 credit(s)
      In this course, learners begin to examine basic concepts and principles of individual behaviour. Nursing requires effective interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to people in a broad range of circumstances.

      PSSY-0079 Sociology 3 credit(s) D
      This course explores the process of socialization, and discusses how culture affects the totality of our lives. Learners examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification are discussed.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3890
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $3840

  • Year 2 - September

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      HLTH-0019 Community Nursing 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD In this course, learners explore the multiple dimensions of health, health behaviours and environmental and social factors that affect health and/or health behaviour. Alternative health behaviours and therapies are explored.

      HLTH-0133 Health Restoration & Reorg 1 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to care for clients and families in the acute and chronic phase of an illness in a variety of health care settings.

      HLTH-0134 Health Restoration & Reorg 2 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course focuses on conditions and considerations that may arise in the acute care of pediatric and maternal/newborn populations. It follows the child and family from neonate through normal growth and development.

      HLTH-0182 Mental Health 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD This course focuses on the concepts of mental health and illness for all ages in today's society.

      HLTH-0186 Nursing Arts and Assessment 3 9 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD Learners enhance their knowledge and skills acquired in the previous terms, and focus on the development of clinical nursing skills to care for clients of all ages.

      HLTH-0185 Pharmacology 2 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course covers the advanced concepts and principles including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmcotherapeutics and the practical nurse's role in drug therapy.

      PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD 8 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: HLTH-0133 Health Restoration & Reorg 1, HLTH-0134 Health Restoration & Reorg 2, HLTH-0185 Pharmacology 2, HLTH-0186 Nursing Arts and Assessment 3 This eight-week practicum provides the learner with an opportunity to integrate theory with clinical practice under the supervision of a nursing faculty member. Learners provide care to clients of all ages who are in the acute stage of their illness/ disease. Practicum settings include: Surgery, Medicine, Maternity, Pediatrics, and Community.

      PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD This course prepares learners for their role in the nursing profession. It includes the opportunity for learners to examine personal, professional and leadership qualities that enhance their performance as a member of the health care team.

      PRAC-0222 Senior Practicum Acute Care 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: HLTH-0019 Community Nursing, HLTH-0182 Mental Health, PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership This six-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to synthesize acquired knowledge and skills and gain competence in the role and responsibilities of the graduate Practical Nurse in the acute care setting. The preceptor process is used to empower the learner to function independently.

      PRAC-0049 Senior Practicum Long Term 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership, HLTH-0019 Community Nursing, HLTH-0182 Mental Health This three-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to synthesize acquired knowledge and skills and gain competence in the role and responsibilities of the graduate Practical Nurse in the long term care setting. The preceptor process is used to empower the learner to function independently.

    Tuition and other related fees: $2880
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1340

  • Year 1 - January

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1 6 credit(s) D
      Learners need to comprehend normal body structure and function in order to provide safe and competent care to the client. The structure of the human body and the physiology of the various systems are examined and discussed. Pathologies are explored.

      SCIE-0006 Anatomy & Physiology 2 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1 This is a continuation of Anatomy and Physiology 1, where various systems are discussed concurrently with the study of structure.

      HLTH-0183 Canadian Nursing Principles 3 credit(s)
      The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the discipline of practical nursing. Course concepts include foundations of nursing within the wellness model.

      HLTH-0012 Gerontological Nursing 3 credit(s)
      This course introduces the learner to health, well-being and aging. It examines the age-related changes in all body systems in order to assist the learner in assessing and understanding the status of the gerontological client. Gerontological nursing in diverse settings is explored along with the legal and ethical considerations for nursing practice.

      HLTH-0007 Human Growth and Development 3 credit(s)
      Learners study the normal growth and development across the lifespan and take into account the physical, cognitive, social, spiritual and emotional factors.

      COMM-0038 Interpersonal Communications 3 credit(s)
      In this course learners explore effective interpersonal communication through self-examination, communication processes and the opportunity to practice by a variety of exercises.

      HLTH-0010 Nursing Arts and Assessment 1 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD This course has a laboratory component that focuses the learner on developing basic knowledge and nursing skills required to assist the clients in the promotion of independence, activity, comfort and personal care. Learners develop skills and medical terminology related to nursing practice.

      HLTH-0236 Nutrition 3 credit(s)
      This course explores the relationship between food and its use by the human body for energy, structure, and optimal health. Students study the body's normal nutritional needs and recommended daily dietary allowances for calories, protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Learners engage in course theory to consider important concepts related to medical conditions and to evaluate nutrition throughout the lifespan and in the prevention of diseases.

      PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD 1 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0005 Anatomy & Physiology 1, HLTH-0183 Canadian Nursing Principles, COMM-0038 Interpersonal Communications, PSSY-0026 Psychology, PSSY-0079 Sociology This one-week practicum offers the learner an opportunity to observe the determinants of health in relationship to the local environment. Learners explore agencies providing health promotion and illness prevention services and observe individuals of all ages functioning within the community setting.

      PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD 1 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0006 Anatomy & Physiology 2, HLTH-0012 Gerontological Nursing, HLTH-0007 Human Growth and Development, HLTH-0010 Nursing Arts and Assessment 1, HLTH-0236 Nutrition, PRAC-0218 Practicum 1 - NURSD This one-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to integrate theory learned in term two into practice. The learner cares for the gerontological client, accurately measuring vital signs and assisting with activities of daily living.

      PSSY-0026 Psychology 3 credit(s)
      In this course, learners begin to examine basic concepts and principles of individual behaviour. Nursing requires effective interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to people in a broad range of circumstances.

      PSSY-0079 Sociology 3 credit(s) D
      This course explores the process of socialization, and discusses how culture affects the totality of our lives. Learners examine social deviance and social control and look at the social dynamics of racial, ethnic, and minority groups in our society. The processes and effects of social stratification are discussed.

    Tuition and other related fees: $2880
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $3120

  • Year 2 - January

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      HLTH-0019 Community Nursing 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD In this course, learners explore the multiple dimensions of health, health behaviours and environmental and social factors that affect health and/or health behaviour. Alternative health behaviours and therapies are explored.

      HLTH-0133 Health Restoration & Reorg 1 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course provides the learner with the knowledge and skills to care for clients and families in the acute and chronic phase of an illness in a variety of health care settings.

      HLTH-0134 Health Restoration & Reorg 2 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course focuses on conditions and considerations that may arise in the acute care of pediatric and maternal/newborn populations. It follows the child and family from neonate through normal growth and development.

      SCIE-0073 Medical Microbiology 3 credit(s)
      This course focuses on the types of microbes and their interactions with humans. Emphasis is given to the physiology of microorganisms, body responses to disease and the effects of microbes on organ systems. Labs consist of hands on experience with microscopes, animations and videos of microbiology lab techniques and results, sample collections and virtual lab experiences.

      HLTH-0182 Mental Health 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD This course focuses on the concepts of mental health and illness for all ages in today's society.

      HLTH-0015 Nursing Arts and Assessment 2 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD Learners build on the knowledge and skills acquired in term one, and develop clinical nursing skills required in caring for clients with assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating strategies that promote the client's health.

      HLTH-0186 Nursing Arts and Assessment 3 9 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD Learners enhance their knowledge and skills acquired in the previous terms, and focus on the development of clinical nursing skills to care for clients of all ages.

      HLTH-0184 Pharmacology 1 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD This course introduces the basic concepts and principles including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmcotherapeutics, and the practical nurse's role in drug therapy.

      HLTH-0185 Pharmacology 2 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD This course covers the advanced concepts and principles including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmcotherapeutics and the practical nurse's role in drug therapy.

      HLTH-0011 Physical Health Assessment 3 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0219 Practicum 2 - NURSD Physical health assessment is an integral aspect of nursing practice. Learners develop a systematic approach in obtaining complete and accurate historical information from clients, performing a physical examination and making clinical assessments regarding clients' needs. Learners differentiate between normal and abnormal findings. Emphasis is placed on the physical, psychosocial and cultural needs of individuals across the lifespan.

      PRAC-0220 Practicum 3 - NURSD 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: SCIE-0073 Medical Microbiology, HLTH-0015 Nursing Arts and Assessment 2, HLTH-0184 Pharmacology 1, HLTH-0011 Physical Health Assessment This three-week practicum provides the learner with a supervised experience in the long-term care setting. Learners are expected to integrate theory and practice while caring for the elderly in a structured environment. The learner studies the practical nurses' role and responsibilities for safe administration of medication by a variety of selected routes.

      PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD 8 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: HLTH-0133 Health Restoration & Reorg 1, HLTH-0134 Health Restoration & Reorg 2, HLTH-0185 Pharmacology 2, HLTH-0186 Nursing Arts and Assessment 3 This eight-week practicum provides the learner with an opportunity to integrate theory with clinical practice under the supervision of a nursing faculty member. Learners provide care to clients of all ages who are in the acute stage of their illness/ disease. Practicum settings include: Surgery, Medicine, Maternity, Pediatrics, and Community.

      PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: PRAC-0221 Practicum 4 - NURSD This course prepares learners for their role in the nursing profession. It includes the opportunity for learners to examine personal, professional and leadership qualities that enhance their performance as a member of the health care team.

      PRAC-0222 Senior Practicum Acute Care 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: HLTH-0019 Community Nursing, HLTH-0182 Mental Health, PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership This six-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to synthesize acquired knowledge and skills and gain competence in the role and responsibilities of the graduate Practical Nurse in the acute care setting. The preceptor process is used to empower the learner to function independently.

      PRAC-0049 Senior Practicum Long Term 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisites: PEDV-0011 Professional Leadership, HLTH-0019 Community Nursing, HLTH-0182 Mental Health This three-week practicum provides the learner with the opportunity to synthesize acquired knowledge and skills and gain competence in the role and responsibilities of the graduate Practical Nurse in the long term care setting. The preceptor process is used to empower the learner to function independently.

    Tuition and other related fees: $3980
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $2060

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years/ September and January

Credential Diploma

Credits 106.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus

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$54,121 IS THE AVERAGE WAGE OF RECENT GRADS.

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