Durham College

Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Practical Nursing program at Durham College teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to practise as a safe, competent and professional practical nurse. Using the concept of caring as the basis of nursing, you will develop knowledge, skills and judgment in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for all age groups as they experience various health challenges. A particular focus is placed on the ability to communicate in a caring and therapeutic manner.
With a strong emphasis on practical hands-on experience, you will apply theory gained in the classroom and simulated lab practice to environments including:
Long-term care
Mental health

Upon completion of your program, you must successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) to become a registered practical nurse (RPN) in Ontario and a member of the CNO. Qualified graduates can go on to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Registered Practical Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

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Building Collaborative research capacity concurrently with RPN to BScN Program Evaluation.
These videos show the faculty from the college/university BScN Program debriefing about the experience of conducting program evaluation research, what they learned and how research capacity has been enhanced.

Collaborative Degree Completion Programs