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									                       Nursing Programs for Anyone

At Centennial College, nursing programs are offered in four distinct sections that are geared
towards various applicants. These sections are: diploma programs, degree programs,
certificate programs and graduate certificate programs. Depending on an applicant’s
previous educational background and career goals, one of these programs will be best
suited for him or her. One thing, however, that all of Centennial College’s nursing programs
have in common is the fact that they recognize that today nurses do a lot more than just
offer bedside care. Instead, these professionals assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.

In the diploma program section are options such as Practical Nursing - Flex and Practical
Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses. The first is facilitated in a six semester,
maximum three-days-per-week format to allow students the flexibility they need to meet
personal and other commitments while offering a curriculum based on the College of Nurses
of Ontario practice standards and guidelines. Meanwhile, the nursing program for
Internationally Educated Nurses is completed in three semesters, which includes 15 weeks
of consolidation experience. The program focuses on assisting students to develop their
knowledge, critical thinking, communication, research and leadership skills, and to apply
these skills in acute healthcare settings.

In the degree nursing programs category is Nursing (BScN). It is offered in
partnership with Ryerson University, Centennial College and George Brown
College. Students complete their first two years at Centennial and the final two
years at Ryerson. Faculty is from both college and university. The curriculum has
five themes: primary healthcare/ health promotion; reflective practice/critical
thinking; meaningful relationships/ caring/ communication; political/ social justice;
and personal/professional development.

Certificate nursing programs are actually indirectly involved in nursing practice.
They are Health Foundations (an academic pathway for English-as-a-Second-
Language students who wish to continue post-secondary education into college
health programs in which English fluency is a professional requirement for safe practice);
and Personal Support Worker (training gives students the flexibility to adapt to a variety of
settings, such as in the home, schools, community residential facilities, nursing homes or
chronic care facilities).

Lastly, three Centennial College nursing programs fall under the Graduate Certificate
program category. RPN Bridging to University is an academic pathway offered to assist
registered practical nurses (RPNS) bridge to BScN in approximately three year and RPN
Bridging to University – Flexible offers the same credential as the non-flexible option and
covers topics such as ethics and professional practice, health assessment, skill mastery and
caring for clients with acute and chronic illness and provides the foundation for nursing
practice. Finally, there is the Bridging to University Nursing for Internationally Educated
Nurses program, which is exactly the same as the previously mentioned Graduate
Certificate programs with full support of the needs of adult and English-as-a-second-
language students.

For More Information Visit http://www.centennialcollege.ca/healthstudies/fulltime/nursing

								
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