The Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing prepares internationally-educated nurses (IENs) for a career as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada.
To transition students into the Canadian Healthcare setting as quickly as possible, the first 19 weeks of the program will prepare you to register and work as a Health Care Assistant (HCA). As a Registered Health Care Assistant, you will qualify for a 10-week paid Cooperative Work Experience with a Canadian employer. This will give you the opportunity to amass hours in the Canadian healthcare system, which you will later need for licensure as a nurse.
As you continue with the program, you will further solidify your understanding of Nursing in Canada and the examinations required to practice. You will learn about interpersonal communication, caring for individuals experiencing physical, cognitive or mental health challenges, medical terminology in the Canadian health care setting, regulation of professional practice and much more.
This program directly addresses subjects covered in the mandatory assessment by the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS). You will be prepared to take the next steps toward your nursing career, confident you can complete this assessment.
You will also have the skills to write either the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) or the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing with Additional Co-op
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing International
Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing International with Additional Co-op
*Must be within the last 2 years
Prior to Program Admission, Program Advisors will outline practice education requirements for the program. Upon enrolment, students will be informed of the next steps and timelines. Non-compliance could result in program dismissal. Requirements for practice education placements include:
Please note: A valid driver’s license and access to personal transport is recommended for HCAA200: Home Support / Assisted Living Practicum. Students who are not able to provide their own transport may have difficulty meeting the requirements of this component.
You could be eligible for Employment Insurance funding for the Post Graduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing program, government student loans and non-repayable grants. Stenberg’s Financial Aid Officer would be happy to provide further assistance.
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