This program is taught in French, click here for the French Translation of the program
This program is currently approved (category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.
This program has a Category I approval by the Council of the College of Nurses.
This program gives the student the training required to dispense nursing care within various healthcare organizations to a diverse, ever-changing, and multicultural client base. Emphasis is placed on promoting, maintaining, and restoring the health of an individual, a group or a community. Upon receipt of the diploma, the graduate may sit for the exam held by the College of Nurses of Ontario with a view to becoming a registered nurse.
- Ontario high school diploma or its equivalent from another province, or mature student status.
- 2 French credits (at least 1 mandatory group course): grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university).
- 1 mathematics credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university.
- 1 biology credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university.
- 1 chemistry credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university credit.
- 1 English credit: grade 11 or 12, pre-college or pre-university.
All the following documents must be submitted to the School of Health Sciences before August 15 :
- general first-aid certificate*.
- certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Health Care Provider _ HCP*.
- current immunizations (including 2-step tuberculin test, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis B and Chicken Pox titration and Flu Vaccine).
- criminal record check required for clinical internships.
*First-aid and CPR courses are offered several times throughout the college session by the Adult and Continuing Education Service of Collège Boréal.
Work environment (type of employer):
- long-term care facilities.
- retirement homes.
- community organizations.
Graduates of this program may, under certain conditions, go on to university studies and have their course credits transferred. Collège Boréal has an agreement with Laurentian University, among others, leading to a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences. http://www.collegeboreal.ca/student-services/prepare-yourself-for-boreal/transferability/
- Marks of at least 60% in pre-college courses and pre-university courses improve the chances of success in the program.
- It is essential to be able to communicate orally and in writing in both French and English during clinical internships. Also, note that most specialized Health Sciences textbooks are only available in English. Collège Boréal favors the use of French textbooks appropriate to the study program wherever possible.
- The student may be required to travel outside the region for clinical internships.
- This program is part of the “Consortium national de formation en santé au Collège Boréal” project and is made possible with the financial support of Health Canada.
Program availability is conditional on sufficient enrolment, as determined by Collège Boréal.
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- ENG1003 - English communications I
- FRA1005 - French I
- INF1078 - Microsoft Software
- PSY1002 - Introduction to Psychology
- SIA1000 - Nursing Practice I
- SIA1001 - Professional growth I
- SIA1002 - Medical care I
- SIA1015 - Mathematics for Nursing I
- SOC1010 - Interprofessional communication
- BIO1027 - Anatomy and Physiology II
- PSY1001 - Development of the person
- SIA1003 - Assessing the state of health
- SIA1017 - Nursing Practice II
- SIA1018 - Medical care II
- General training of choice
- BIO1017 - Physiopathologyye I
- SIA1008 - Nursing Practice III
- SIA1016 - Mathematics for Nursing II
- SIA1019 - Pharmacology I
- SIA1020 - Professional growth II
- SIA1025 - Medical care III
- BIO1029 - Pathophysiology II
- SIA1022 - Medical care IV
- SIA1023 - Nursing Practice V
- SIA1024 - Nursing Practice VI
- SIA1026 - Pharmacology II
- SIA1027 - Nursing Practice IV
Cost & Fees
Tuition fees (approx.):
$4,210.22 (1st year – 2 semesters) $4,210.22 (2nd year – 2 semesters).
Other fees (certificate, field activities, etc.):
$3,000 (approximate; includes mandatory purchase of an iPad or iPod Touch or iPhone (only Apple products with the most recent iOS are compatible with the program’s software), includes also lab kit, manuals, uniform, shoes, stethoscope, Comptracker licence (software), clinical documentation et transportation and parking fees while in clinical placement).