Enhanced Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses Conestoga College

About this Program

Level: Graduate Certificate in Enhanced Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses

Discpline: Nursing

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $26,407.50

Kitchener - Doon Campus

Starting Deadline Status
May, 2024 Mar 1, 2024 closed
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 open

Guelph Campus

Starting Deadline Status
May, 2024 Mar 1, 2024 open
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 open

Ingersoll Campus

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Brantford Campus

Starting Deadline Status
May, 2024 Mar 1, 2024 open
Sep, 2024 Jul 1, 2024 open

Program Description

This unique two-year graduate certificate program is geared to experienced internationally educated nurses holding a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing. The program will support you in acquiring essential nursing knowledge and skills required to practice within the Canadian healthcare system, with a focus on caring for seniors throughout the continuum of care. You will learn from experienced nursing faculty in active learning environments such as state-of-the-art nursing laboratories and immersive simulation suites. Emphasis is placed on development of professional practices including nursing assessment, intervention, care planning, and critical inquiry and evidence-informed decision making. The program is developed based on the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards and entry to practice competencies for Registered Nurses. Learning of Canadian nursing practices will occur through a variety of evaluation methodologies including, scholarly writing, case studies, projects, presentations, and standardized patient encounters. You will apply theory to practice during field placement in diverse healthcare settings including medicine, surgery, complex continuing care, and long-term care. This program provides you with extensive hands-on clinical experience, including over 400 placement hours. In addition, in preparation for the nursing registration examination, you will complete NCLEX and OSCE style courses.

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