The one-semester Personal Support Worker Pathway to Practical Nursing program prepares Personal Support Worker (PSW) graduates for entry into the Practical Nursing (PN) program. Created and designed by the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing faculty, this 252-hour program is a full-time program at approximately 18 hours per week.
Personal Support Worker Pathway to Practical Nursing
14 weeks (1 semester)
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This program is currently only available to domestic students.
Personal Support Worker Pathway to Practical Nursing is a one-semester program that prepares Personal Support Worker (PSW) graduates for entry into the Practical Nursing (PN) program.
This program provides you with foundational knowledge of:
- health and wellness
- English language skills
- interprofessional relationships
Created and designed by the Sally Horsfall Eaton School of Nursing faculty, this 252-hour program is 14 weeks long. Courses are held at the Daphne Cockwell Centre for Health Sciences located at the Waterfront Campus, and are scheduled between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday.
Program Standards and Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Perform at a level which will satisfy the entrance requirements of a
post-secondary health sciences program whose direct entrants must have a
minimum qualification of OSSD including biology and other science
credits, as required.
- Relate to persons in an educational institution and a health care
agency through an understanding of basic social sciences and human
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Detailed course outlines
General Education Electives
This program prepares PSW students for further study in the Practical Nursing program by enhancing core knowledge in sciences, math, humanities, communications and English.
Future Study Options
Graduates of this program who fulfill all course requirements and achieve a program grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher may be eligible to be offered a seat in the Practical Nursing full-time program at George Brown College.
Successful candidates will be required to start the S121 program in the semester immediately following completion of S119. For example, eligible students completing S119 in December will start S121 in January, and eligible students completing S119 in April will start S121 in September.
It is the responsibility of students transferring into S121 to ensure they meet all special requirements for S121 by the deadlines provided, including police vulnerable sector checks and submission of health records. More information can be found on the S121 program page.
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*Amounts listed are the total of tuition, materials, student service and ancillary fees for one semester of the program starting in fall 2017. Fees are subject to change for programs starting in fall 2018 and at later dates.
International students: Visit the International Fees and Related Costs page for more information.
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APPLICANTS TO THIS PROGRAM MUST HAVE COMPLETED AN ONTARIO PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER CERTIFICATE.
Specific requirements are as follows:
- Ontario Personal Support Worker (PSW) graduate (Ontario College Certificate from a College of Applied Art and Technology [CAAT] college), OR from an accredited Private Career College or Institution from 2014 onwards
- Minimum program grade point average of 3.0 (in PSW)
- Grade 12 English C or U with a minimum grade of 65%
- Grade 11 Math (M or U) or Grade 12 Math (C or U) with a minimum grade of 65%
** Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and no OSSD)
Mature Students may take the Admissions Assessment for English and Math, OR may consider upgrading to achieve the credit(s) needed in English and Math.
Please note: Successful pathway candidates will be required to start the Practical Nursing (S121) program in the semester immediately following completion of S119. For example, eligible students completing S119 in December will start S121 in January, and eligible students completing S119 in April will start S121 in May or September. It is the responsibility of students transferring into S121 to ensure they meet all special requirements for S121 by the deadlines provided, including police vulnerable sector check and submission of health records. More information can be found on the S121 program page.
This program is open to domestic applicants only.
How to Apply
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If you are a college or university student or graduate, you may be eligible for program transfers or course-to-course transfers. We have transfer agreements with colleges and universities across Canada and internationally.
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