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Please note our Winter and Spring 2021 term will remain with virtual and online options only. If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or (905) 845-9430 option #3.

Micro-credential:

RPN Safe Practice Completion

Micro-credential

Practicing as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in Ontario is a rewarding experience and a profession that is growing. Job prospects are strong and nurses practice in a wide variety of community, homecare, and hospital settings.

If you have trained as a nurse previously, in Ontario, Canada, or globally, and you have a CNO letter stating your evidence of nursing practice has expired, this program is for you! 

Program Overview

 

The RPN Safe Practice Completion is a set of courses that requires two terms (8 months) to complete. During term one, students engage in on-campus nursing lab activities one day a week and online courses for the remainder of the academic week. For term two, students participate in a community-based, clinical learning experience. The program is accelerated, and upon successful completion, students achieve the knowledge, skills, and competencies to meet the requirements outlined in the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) letter for RPNs that states “Your Evidence of Nursing Practice has expired”.

 

Program Note

  • These courses are restricted to students with CNO Letter of Assessment and / or Program Coordinator's Approval. 

  • There is a material fee of $141.26 embedded into the total program tuition that is non-refundable after the first class. 

Expression of Interest Form

Students who are interested in pursuing this program are required to fill out our Expression of Interest form found here

 

These courses are part of the RPN Safe Practice Completion Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Six (6) Courses

Nursing Practice Lab
Course Code:
NURS70518
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Nursing Therapeutics
Course Code:
NURS70517
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Partnering with Vulnerable Populations
Course Code:
NURS70516
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Preceptored Clinical Practicum
Course Code:
NURS70520
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Professional Practice in Ontario for Registered Practical Nurses
Course Code:
NURS70515
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Simulation Learning - Nursing Therapeutics and Patient Safety
Course Code:
NURS70519
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Information Session

We're hosting a Virtual Information Session on the RPN Safe Practice Completion program on March 29th, 2021 at 7:00pm. Register here to attend and learn more the program, career options, program pathways, Sheridan student services, and more!

Program Delivery

This program is held via online (asynchronous) and on-campus (synchronous) delivery. Students will be made known of their on-campus classes after admission to the program. 

What are Micro-Credentials? 

Micro-Credentials certify an individual’s achievements in specific skill sets and differ from traditional credentials, such as degrees or diplomas. They are shorter, personalized, and enables employment in specific roles. At the end of this program, you will receive an official document credential from Sheridan Continuing & Professional Studies. 

Program Description

Do you have a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) letter that states “Your evidence of nursing practice has expired”? Trained as a nurse internationally and don't have a CNO applicaiton number or letter? Let us help with Sheridan's RPN Safe Practice Completion program. We'll help you navigate the Ontario nursing practice and education landscape! 
 
At Sheridan, we welcome both Internationally Educated Nurses and those trained here in Canada to study with us to complete the additional nursing education required to become registered as an RPN and practice in Ontario.
 
This program is a unqiue two-term admission based academic program. The terms are split between practical learning and a community-based learning experience, both designed to help students achieve the requirements outlined in the College of Nurses of Ontario. Courses are taken as a set pathway to ensure you gain the knowledge, skills, and competencies you need to register with the CNO and thrive in the Ontario nursing workforce. A more detailed program pathway is outlined below. 

Admission-Based Program

This is an admission-based program. These courses are restricted to students with a CNO Letter of Assessment and / or Program Coordinator approval. 

Recommended Program Pathway

This admission-based program has a unique two-term academic plan (approximately 8 months in length). The below is subject to change. 
 
The first term (term 1) will include:
The second term (term 2) will include:

Expression of Interest Form

Students who are interested in pursuing this program are required to fill out our Expression of Interest form found here

Winter 2021 Fees & Material Fees

For our Winter 2021 term starting in January, students will have the opportunity to pay for the first semster in installments. The installments are as follows:
 
DateInstallment
January 29th, 202150% of fee
February 16th, 202125% of fee
March 1st, 2021Remainder of fee

There is a non-refundable material fee of $141.26 embedded into the tuition of the program. This is non-refundalbe after the first day of the program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

For a listing of Frequently Asked Questions, please click here

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-845-9430 option 3.