In this program, Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) enhance their knowledge and understanding of nursing practice in complex care environments in Ontario by developing their theoretical and clinical skills. Individuals with complex care needs often suffer from combinations of multiple chronic conditions, mental health problems, drug interactions and social vulnerability. Using an interprofessional approach, students focus on the application and evaluation of advanced theories and practices related to ethical and legal issues, pharmacology, advanced health assessment, mental health nursing practice, complex health challenges, clinical decision making, communication, cultural diversity and sensitivity. Experienced nursing faculty use a variety of active learning methods, including simulation labs and a practicum placement to assist IENs to consolidate their understanding of healthcare in Canada and the nursing profession in Ontario.
In order to provide a quality practicum placement, students will be placed in a variety of settings. Students are required to provide their own transportation for the practicum.
Graduates may find employment opportunities in a variety of health care settings, which may include acute care facilities, long term care and community care
Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario is a legal requirement to practice nursing in Ontario and is subject to the regulations and restrictions of this governing body. Completion of this program does not guarantee College of Nurses of Ontario registration. Students who have completed nursing education outside of Canada and wish to practice in Ontario should visit the College of Nurses of Ontario website http://www.cno.org/en/become-a-nurse/new-applicants1/outside-canada/ for information.
The following reflects the planned progression for full-time offerings of the program.
Winter Intake (Barrie)
Sem 1: Winter 2022
Sem 2: Summer 2022
Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in nursing.
Preference will be given to applications with the following:
post-secondary degree in nursing from an accredited nursing education program;
current registration with the nursing regulatory body in their home province/state and or country; (i.e. letter, membership card, etc.);
Language Proficiency Requirement
The English proficiency requirement can be met through:
IELTS with an overall score of 6.5
For further information, refer to Georgian’s English Language Proficiency policy 2.5 at: http://georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures