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School: Macmillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential:Ontario College Certificate
Location: College Campus/Online
DURATION: 3 MONTHS
OVERVEIW: The Bridging to University Nursing – IEN or also termed as Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN)program for internationally educated nurses who must fill theoretical or practical gaps in their learning, as identified by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). This graduate certificate program is also accessible to domestic graduates who require an updated education or practice to reinstate their registration as a nurse with the CNO. The curriculum of this nursing program is based on the CNO Standards of Practice for Nursing and Entry to Practice Competencies for Ontario Registered Nurses. It not only provides a solid foundation for nursing practice, but also focuses on ethics and professional practice, health assessment, skill mastery as well as caring for clients with acute and chronic illness. There is a special focus on caring for individuals, groups and communities in acute care, mental health and community settings, which is a standout element of the program. This program ensures you are prepared for the field by providing you with opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in clinical settings under the direction, facilitation and guidance of faculty. Program is designed to help internationally educated nurses (IEN) meet the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) requirements for safe practice and language fluency so they can practice as registered nurses (RN) in Ontario. This certificate will also help IEN meet the CNO requirements for safe practice, language fluency, and education and competency gaps so they can practice as registered practical nurses (RPN) in Ontario. This nursing certificate emphasizes holistic care, cultural diversity/sensitivity, critical thinking and reflective practice. Courses take a patient-focused, family-centred and inter-professional approach. Current research, best practices and lived experience provide the foundation
PRE-REQUISITES: Basic English Proficiency. Student has to secure formal admission into the program. Admission will only be considered if you meet the following requirements.
Must be an IEN.
Must have a letter of assessment or letter of direction from the CNO.
Must have a resume/curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your previous nursing education and practice.
Must be eligible to study in Canada and be able to present proof of that eligibility (a copy of your landed immigrant/permanent resident/protected person status or a valid Canadian study permit).
Must complete the application form.
Completed application form and the required documents must be sent to the Continuing Education Nursing department by mail or in person. If you are accepted, you will receive an email within 10 business days of the day we receive your application.
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This graduate certificate is offered in a flexible format:
Your letter of acceptance will include a personal academic plan that has been developed for you (which will contain the list of courses you will be required to complete). The timeline for completing your courses is individualized based on your specific needs.
You must complete the following two courses
- Nursing in Ontario
- Scholarly Writing in Nursing
Once you have completed the certificate requirements, you will be eligible to request two certificates:
Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses Graduate Certificate
Inter-professional Collaborative Care Certificate.
1. Nursing in Ontario
2. Scholarly Writing in Nursing
9. Introduction to Inter-professional Education and Care
11. Leadership and Advanced Communication
12. Nursing Ethics:
13. Research and Evidence-based Practice
15, Clinical Placements Clinical Practice