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PRACTICAL NURSINGapplications now closed

Type: Ontario College Diploma

Length: 5 Consecutive Semesters

Partner: Canadore College

Next Intake: TBD

Location: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ont.

Tuition: Funded by the Government of Ontario

Delivery: The Practical Nursing program delivery is in-person classes 5 days a week.

OverviewPractical NursingStudiesCareer OpportunitiesCurriculumClinical PlacementCertification/AccreditationAdmission Requirements


Prepare for a career in this in-demand health field and learn theory and practice in a variety of settings. Our small class and lab sizes allow for individual learner support and more one-on-one support. Training culminates with a seven-week, pre-graduate placement experience working with a registered practical nurse. 


  • Nursing theory and practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Interprofessional health care and collaboration
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Developmental psychology


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


Click HERE for the full list of courses. 


All students will complete mandatory in-person clinical placement to support virtual classroom learning. All laboratory learning will be delivered in-person on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and clinical components must be completed in an approved health centre/hospital facility.

Canadore College has partnered with Synergy Gateway to collect and verify documentation needed for your clinical placements. Click here to find out more information.


Ontario College Diploma

Students also complete WHMIS and CPR certification while in the program. Upon graduation, students are able to write the registration exam through the College of Nurses where, upon successful completion, they will receive Registered Practical Nurse accreditation.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 11 or 12 Science (C or U), Grade 11 Math (C, U or M)

Note: Recent FNTI/Canadore College Personal Support Worker graduates are eligible for transfer credits in Semester One.

Admissions Equivalencies 

We have mature student testing for ENG4C/ENG4U and Grade 11 Math (C,U or M). Contact us at recruitment@fnti.net to learn more! Testing will have to be completed prior to the May 1 equal consideration date. 

*Please Note: We will do our best to accommodate bookings, but due to high demand we may not be able to complete all testing before the May 1 deadline. 

Applicants who identify as having First Nation, Métis, or Inuit ancestry will be provided preference.


For more information contact Recruitment 1.800.267.0637, ext.141 or email us: recruitment@fnti.net