About this Program

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

Program Highlights

  • Partnership with six northern colleges enhances program accessibility and transferability of credits
  • Students receive more than 1,000 hours of nursing practice in a variety of agencies
  • Program culminates in a eight-week practicum experience
  • RPN employment rates are high in Niagara and beyond
  • State-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Unique interprofessional education experience

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.

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0930 - Six Terms Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Closed
May 2018Waitlisted (What's this?)
September 2018Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2019Open
May 2019Open

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.