About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:Six Terms

Program Highlights

  • Students study in a state-of-the-art simulation lab at the Niagara College Applied Health Institute and enjoy a unique inter-professional learning experience with students from other School of Allied Health programs.
  • Students receive more than 1,000 hours of nursing practice in a variety of agencies.
  • Program culminates in a eight-week practicum experience.
  • The employment rate for RPNs (Registered Practical Nurses) is high in the Niagara Region and beyond.

Note: This program was formerly called Practical Nursing – Modified.

Career Opportunities

  • Business/industry
  • Clinics and medical centres
  • Community agencies
  • Correctional facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care agencies
  • Mental health services
  • Travelling health agencies

Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario

The Practical Nursing program at Niagara College is currently approved (Category 1) by the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario. Download the Program Approval Review Summary for details.

2 Year Option

This program may alternatively be completed in 2 years through Practical Nursing.

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0930 - Six Terms Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2016Closed
January 2017Closed
May 2017Closed
September 2017Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2018Open
May 2018Open

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.