Dr. Patricia Bradley, Assistant Professor - Coordinator, Internationally Educated Nurses BScN Program
Tel: (416)736-2100 ext. 33182
The following Bridge Training programs can help internationally educated nursing professionals gain the knowledge and information needed to get licensed and find a nursing job in Ontario.
This program helps internationally educated nurses obtain the credentials needed to practice as a registered nurse in Ontario. The program offers participants academic training, skills upgrading, language training and clinical experience.
Program graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree and are qualified to write the Canadian Registered Nurses Exam.
This program helps internationally educated nurses meet the regulatory requirements for licensure in Ontario. The program provides participants with academic and occupation-specific language training, registration exam preparation support as well as supervised clinical placements and mentorship opportunities.
Mohawk College's Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses program now provides distance education and online learning opportunities to internationally educated nurses in the Niagara, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halton, and Peel Regions.
This program helps internationally educated nurses prepare for licensure. The program offers prior learning assessment, academic and occupation-specific language training, and work experience opportunities. Upon completion of the program, graduates also receive an Ontario College Certificate from Mohawk College.
This program is designed to increase internationally educated nurses’ intercultural awareness using technology enhanced learning. This program is a component of York University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses program, and is available to participants of the program.
This program provides exam preparation, nursing-specific language training, counselling, financial advice, workshops, networking opportunities and job shadowing through health agencies in Ontario. CARE now has locations in Toronto, Peel, Hamilton, Windsor, Kingston and London.
Telephone: 416-415-5000, ext. 2872
This program helps internationally educated nurses prepare for registration and employment by providing academic coursework, interprofessional clinical placements, training workshops as well as mentoring and work readiness coaching and job search support opportunities. On-line courses have been developed and offered in order to increase the flexibility of the program for participants. Completing the program leads to a nursing graduate certificate.
This program is for internationally trained registered nurses and registered practical nurses working at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre. The program provides services to address training and employment needs from recruitment and orientation to full clinical integration. The program also includes clinical assessment, clinical skills development, problem-solving, communication skills training, team relationships, professionalism and managing conflict in a hospital setting.
This program helps internationally educated nurses meet the requirements necessary to qualify for the registration examination and to practice in Ontario either as registered practical nurses (RPNs) or registered nurses (RNs). The program includes enhanced occupational-specific language training, in-class academic or simulated laboratory training, clinical placements, cultural competency, workplace preparation and registration exam support.
Contact: Kim Radigan
Telephone: 519-748-5220 ext. 2410
This 23-week Bridge prepares internationally educated health professionals to enter the final year (30 weeks) of the Practical Nursing diploma program at Conestoga. Students graduate with a diploma as an Ontario trained Practical Nurse and are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam.
Program start dates are March and July each year. Class sizes are limited to 35 students to ensure each one can have individual attention. Courses are delivered with a focus on oral and written communications in a health care environment and cultural aspects of the Canadian health care system. A supervised clinical experience in Canadian health care in an acute care environment is included.
The “Test for Success” curriculum has been embedded in York University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses program. A website has been created for participants to learn effective test-taking strategies and take practice tests in preparation for the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination. This component is available only to participants of the BScN for Internationally Educated Nurses program.
This program offers courses in occupation-specific language, workplace culture and communication, technical skills, clinical practice in simulation labs, Canadian work experience opportunities, employment preparation workshops and exam preparation.
Centennial College also offers pre-program courses for internationally educated nurses waiting for their Letter of Direction from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). The pre-program prepares internationally educated nurses for success in Centennial College's main bridge training diploma program.