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Diploma (Practical Nursing)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus

Field of Study

$ 11,900 

1st Year

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • The  Diploma in Practical Nursing at Canadore College is a 2-year program.
  • This program is offered on a full-time basis.
  • Students train for a career in the health field in Canadore's leading-edge simulation nursing laboratories.
  • The high fidelity labs are equipped with interactive mannequins that speak and replicate real symptoms, on which students act out common medical emergencies.
  • This program focus on main following areas:
    • Nursing theory and practice
    • Pharmacology
    • Interprofessional health care and collaboration
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Canada's First Peoples/cultural safety and sensitivity
    • Developmental psychology
  • The student-faculty ratio of the college is 14:1.
  • The training culminates with a seven-week, pre-graduate placement experience working with a registered practical nurse.
  • This program contains only coursework.
  • Students may have job opportunities in many Hospitals and Clinics.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Diploma
Duration2 years
Fees$ 32,431 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students have to submit an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
  • Students should have completed an ENG 4C, 4U (Grade 12 English online course) and Grade 12 Math (C), or (U)
  • Students should be recommended courses include Gr 12 Math (MCT4C) and senior-level physics.
  • Students must be qualified in IELTS or TOEFL and PTE to get admission in this program.


  • Students with the age of 19 years or more without the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) will be considered on the basis of their results on the College's Mature Student Test.

Required Document List

Followings are the required document:

  • Official Transcripts: Students must be required to submit a copy of their original transcripts.
  • Letter of Recommendation: Students need to submit two letters of recommendation.
  • ELP Scores: Students need to submit proof of English proficiency from the school or testing authority.
  • Statement of purpose:  Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.

Application Deadline

Feb 01

Scores Required

80 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$11900$17872
Ancillary fees$1360$1255
Total fees$13282$19149

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A

VISA & Work Study


  • Students may require both a Student Visa and a Temporary Visitor Visa (TRV).
  • Students need these documents for student visa application:
    • Acceptance letter and acceptance information form from Canadore College
    • Receipt from the college for student confirming deposit
    • Evidence of good character and, if applicable, a letter from their sponsor
    • Evidence of adequate funds to live and study in Canada for the duration of the program
    • Certificate of medical clearance.
    • Students may require both a Student Visa and a Temporary Visitor Visa (TRV).

Work Study

  • The Canadore Work-Study Program provides part-time, on-campus employment to eligible students.
  • Canadore College has been collaborating to create greater opportunities for international students to work for the firm part-time.
  • The Canadore Work-Study Program offers students 10 hours a week working within many college departments.

Career and Placement after Course

  • Hospitals and acute care
  • Psychiatric settings
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community home health agencies
  • Doctors’ offices and clinics
  • Telehealth and online nursing

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