Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing with Aboriginal Communities - 715

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Become a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and pursue an exciting health care career that offers diverse opportunities.
Overview

Program Highlights

  • Collaborative learning environment where you and your peers will experience simulated and real-life opportunities in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
  • Complete the program in 16 consecutive months and have a variety of academic pathways for further education and training.

What you'll learn

  • Interact with faculty members who provide structure and act as facilitators through consultation, assisting with group collaborative activities and providing feedback.
  • Acquire the professional knowledge, skills, accountability and responsibility for nursing practice through curriculum that is grounded in the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) RPN Entry-to-Practice Competencies.

Program Length

16 calendar months (continuous over 4 semesters)

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92 $533.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $101.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,846.46 $1,846.46 $1,846.46
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,563.48 $2,601.38 $2,380.38
Total 1st Year Fees $7,545.24

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,805.47 $7,805.47 $7,805.47
Co-op Fees N/A N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $101.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,255.47 $8,281.47 $8,180.47
Total 1st Year Fees $24,717.41

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Additional Information

Admission

Is Nursing For You? (Opens PDF, 176kb)

Deadline to apply for January is no later than June 1

Note: This is a limited enrolment program. Possession of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

  • 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 in biology, chemistry, or physics
  • 85% - 88% cumulative  recommended average in the required courses to be competitive.
  • Good working knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office applications recommended.
  • An English language proficiency test may be required.
  • 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 ranking of academic history (50%)

Option are available for mature applicants.


Note: This program may require students to bring their own mobile computer devices (BYOD) to classes.

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions and Pre-Admission Testing-HOAE for more information.

Note: this is a Competitive Program

Apply by February 1st.

Read more about Competitive Programs.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Apply concepts from nursing and related disciplines to your experiences in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings.
  • Through simulation using both high-tech equipment and standardized patients.
  • Foster social responsibility and leadership through a Service Learning opportunity.

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.

To be eligible for field/clinical placement, you must not have been convicted of any offence for which you have not been pardoned. If your Police Check is 'not clear', your acceptance and suitability for placement is at the discretion of the agency. Mohawk College cannot guarantee placement changes if refused by the agency.

Clinical placements

Clinical placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. Students should expect to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending clinical placements in our catchment area that includes Hamilton, Brantford, Halton, Niagara, Norfolk and surrounding regions.

Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements.

Opportunities

Opportunities

Where you can go next

Your future career options

  • Registered Practical Nurse

Where you could work includes:

  • Hospitals, Physicians’ Offices, Retirement Homes, Community Agencies, Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Homes
  • Research and Policy, Occupational Health
  • Business and Industry: Corrections/Forensics, Laser and Cosmetic Clinics, Sales Representative for Health Care Products
  • Independent practice: Foot Care, Private Duty Nurse

Opportunities for grads

  • Upon graduation and successful completion of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) licensing exams, you will become a member of this regulated profession.
  • Membership with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO).

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Program Approval Status

The Practical Nursing and Practical Nursing with Aboriginal Communities Program at Mohawk College is currently approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

Contact us

Student Recruitment

Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Domestic Canadian Students
Email: discover@mohawkcollege.ca

International Students
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Admissions

Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.

Domestic Canadian Students
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students*
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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