Practical Nursing (PNDP)
Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne | Limited Enrolment
If providing care and helping to improve the lives of others is your passion, consider a career as a registered practical nurse (RPN). Cambrian's program, which is accredited by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), offers you hands-on experience, smaller class sizes, and unique placement opportunities. You'll practice clinical skills in our high-tech nursing lab, help patients in Cambrian's fully operating medical clinic, and advance your skills by working alongside healthcare professionals in the community.
- 2 years – 4 semesters
- 5 placements, including a 8-week clinical placement in semester four
- Hands-on training in Cambrian's high-tech nursing lab
- Graduates can apply to write the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) certification exam
Cambrian's program is currently approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario (www.cno.org). Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.
Limited Enrolment – 80 seats available
Please note that possession of the requirements does not guarantee admission. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available in the program, the College reserves the right to select from among those applicants. All students applying by February 1 will be given equal consideration. Preference will be given to Ontario residents. Please see the Limited Enrolment F.A.Q.'s on our website under "How to Apply" for further details.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
- Any grade 11 or 12 biology (C) or (U)
- Any grade 11 or 12 chemistry (C) or (U)
- Any grade 11 or 12 mathematics (C), (U) or (M)
Please note: A minimum of 60% is required in each prerequisite course
- Computer competency in relevant software
Note: Cambrian College's Pre-Health Sciences (HLPG) program is the designated preferred preparatory program for admission to Cambrian College's limited enrolment Health Sciences programs. Limited enrolment programs are identified within the detailed program descriptions. The minimum GPA and grades required for successful admission will be determined by the quality and quantity of the applicant pool.
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certificate Level C (must be current for entire program)
- Current Standard First Aid Certificate (must be current for entire program)
- Mask testing (for N-95 mask)
- Criminal record check
- WHMIS certification Proof of immunization status at registration for the following:
- Two-step TB test
- Immunizations: Measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, polio
- Current tetanus - diphtheria vaccination
- Current influenza immunization (when available for season)
- Hepatitis B vaccination
- If born after 1970, must have 2 measles vaccinations
- Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended but not require
Note: Criminal record check, influenza immunization, TB skin test ,WHMIS and Basic Cardiac Life Support certificates MUST be renewed on an annual basis - there is a fee required for these renewals. Proof of previous varicella infection (chickenpox) must be supplied if not immunized for this disease.
Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
Program of Study
|BIO 1107||Anatomy Physiology I||3|
|ENG 1121||Research Writing/Health Sciences||3|
|PND 1001||Technical Concepts Health Care||3|
|PND 1105||Human Relations||3|
|PND 1120||Nursing Practice I||4|
|PND 1125||Professional Growth I||3|
|PND 1130||Nursing Theory I||3|
|The following General Education course:||3|
|Issues in Developmental Psychology||3|
|BIO 1207||Anatomy Physiology II||3|
|PND 1000||Health Assessment||4|
|PND 1211||Nursing Practice II||16|
|PND 1230||Nursing Theory II||3|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Fungus Among Us||3|
|Introduction To Gerontology||3|
|BIO 2305||Pathophysiology I||4|
|PND 2315||Nursing Practice III||16|
|PND 2320||Pharmacology I||3|
|PND 2325||Professional Growth II||3|
|PND 2330||Nursing Theory III||4|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Thinking, Reasoning, Relating||3|
|BIO 2415||Pathophysiology II||3|
|PND 2400||Pharmacology II||2|
|PND 2415||Nursing Practice IV||16|
|PND 2426||Nursing Practice V||16|
|PND 2430||Nursing Theory IV||3|
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $4,409.10. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016
Tuition Fee (International Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Some exceptions apply. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $2,000. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates may seek employment opportunities in:
- Long-term care facilities
- Health care facilities, services, and programs
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.