Centennial College


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  • Practical Nursing (In-Class)
  • Practical Nursing (Flexible)

The Practical Nursing for Internationally-Educated Nurses program is designed as an academic pathway to transfer skills and nursing knowledge to a Canadian setting.

The Practical Nursing for Internationally-Educated Nurses courses in this college diploma program will meet the needs of:

  • Internationally-educated nurses interested in working as registered practical nurses (RPNs) in Canada;
  • RPNs who hold a certificate and wish to upgrade to an Ontario college diploma;
  • RPNs who have been out of practice for 10 years or less and need a refresher program.

The offering's curriculum is in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario's Professional Standards and National Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Registered Practical Nurses. It will focus on assisting you in developing your knowledge and critical thinking, communication, teaching and learning, professionalism, advocacy, research, and leadership and ethical-decision making skills — and applying these skills in health care settings.

Taking three consecutive semesters to complete, including 14 weeks of consolidation experience, the School of Community and Health Studies program will consider your needs so that you may complete your diploma studies within one year.

The diploma resulting from this Practical Nursing for Internationally-Educated Nurses program may enable you to continue your academic studies at the baccalaureate level. For example, RPNs with a diploma in practical nursing (with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no failures or repeated courses on their transcripts) may continue their studies at Centennial's Bridging to University Nursing program and, upon completion of this program, can apply to Ryerson University's post-degree completion program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Practical Nursing for Internationally-Educated Nurses is only offered on a full-time basis. Those interested in taking it on part time will need to speak to the program coordinator.

  • The Practical Nurse diploma for IENs at Centennial College is currently approved, Category 2 by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as RPNs in Ontario. For further information regarding this CNO approval process, please visit www.cno.org/become-a-nurse/.
  • For more information or questions, please contact Natashia Deer, Chair of Nursing Programs at [email protected].

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1 year Diploma (D1)


Medicine and Health Sciences

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Centennial College is Ontario’s first public college, with five campuses in Toronto, Canada. Centennial offers high-quality Canadian Education that is hands-on, and employment focused. Programs at Centennial promote experiential learning with laboratory instruction, co-op education, and industry placements.

Many Centennial programs offer Canadian work experience and provide eligibility for designations from Canadian professional associations. Centennial consistently ranks #1 in Toronto for Student Satisfaction (KPI: 2016-2020). International students are achieving their goals at Centennial College, and leading the province in rates of successful graduation!

An impressive 90.1% of our international students studying Graduate Certificate programs complete their program at Centennial and graduate successfully.

With seven specialized academic schools, Centennial College offers more than 160 Programs.
Centennial offers foundations, post-secondary and post-graduate programs in:

  • Business,
  • Engineering Technology and Applied Science,
  • Communications,
  • Media, Arts and Design,
  • Health,
  • Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts,
  • Transportation.

Centennial also offers English Language Learning and Foundations programs for college and university preparation. Through extensive partnership building, Centennial offers a global network of incoming and outgoing Pathways and credit transfer agreements with partner institutions: 398 international pathways and more than 600 Canadian pathways are established!

Centennial is the #1 college choice for international students in Canada and one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in the country. Centennial is a big institution and well recognized in Canada and around the world. Enrolment is over 25,000 full-time students, including 11,000 international students from 125 countries.

As you enjoy the academic benefits of a Canadian college education, a wide range of global perspectives will enrich your education and experience.

Centennial College welcomes you in your pursuit of an incredible international education experience. Centennial has a reputation for student and graduate success and numerous awards for International Education Leadership. 


Why Choose Centennial College?

  1. Affordable and cost-effective.
  2. High standard of education.
  3. Co-op and industry connections.
  4. Incredible diversity.
  5. Opportunity to work.
  6. Safe city and friendly community.
  7. Centennial College is an award-winning Canadian institution that received the Gold Medal for Leadership Development at the 2018 World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) Awards of Excellence. Centennial also received the 2016 Gold Medal for Internationalization Excellence from Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
  8. We are leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs We work with over 800 industry partners! You have access to the latest equipment and technology, industry-leading faculty and co-op opportunities to get you work-ready upon graduation. Centennial received first prize for Innovation in Applied Research.
  9. Among 125 colleges, Centennial ranks third in Canada for the number of students employed and paid to conduct applied research (Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges: 2017 Report). Over 1,000 pathways! Centennial College programs offer 367 Degree Pathways with partner universities in Canada and abroad.


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