Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses Program

Graduate Certificate
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Our Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses 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. It also helps IEN meet the CNO requirements for safe practice, language fluency and education/competency gaps so they can practice as registered practical nurses (RPN) in Ontario. This nursing program emphasizes holistic care, cultural diversity/sensitivity, critical thinking and reflective practice. Courses take a patient-focused, family-centred and interprofessional approach. Current research, adult learning principles, social justice, best practices and lived experience provide the foundation for learning.

This program serves as a bridge to university and does not meet the RN education competency gaps. Once you complete this program, you are able to apply to a university program that meets the RN education competency gaps. Visit the CNO's Become a Nurse web page for important information on becoming a nurse in Ontario (including the requisite skills and abilities).

Notes

Program Delivery Method:

This program is offered in a flexible format: courses may be offered during the day, on weekends or during the evening and may be available through in-class, online or hybrid deliveries.

Intake Date(s)

September, January and May

Admission Requirement(s)

You must secure formal admission (see Application Process) before you can register for courses. Admission will only be considered if you meet the following requirements:

  • You must be an IEN.
  • You must have a letter of assessment or letter of direction from the CNO.
  • You must have a resumé/curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your previous nursing education and practice.
  • You 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).

How to Apply

You must complete the Academic Pathway for Internationally Educated Nurses Program PDF application form. Your completed application form and the required documents must be sent to Gayle Bradley at gbradley@georgebrown.ca. You will receive an email response within 15 business days (excluding college closures) of the day we receive your application. The required documents must be scanned copies and not photos.

If you are accepted into this program, your letter of acceptance will include a personal academic plan (developed specifically for you) containing the list of courses you will be required to complete. The timeline for completing your courses is individualized based on your specific needs. You may also be eligible for available bursaries. For more information, contact the Continuing Education Nursing department (see Have Questions?).

Completion Details

Once you have completed all the requirements of this program, you can request to receive a graduate certificate. You can also request to receive the Interprofessional Collaborative Care Program certificate.

Certificate Stream

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Clinical Placements (Varies)

Additional Information

Have Questions?

Contact the Continuing Education Nursing department at 416-415-5000, ext. 2073, at cenursing@georgebrown.ca or by visiting their office at Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Dr. (WF), Room 229.

Disclaimer: George Brown College reserves the right to add or delete programs and/or courses and to change campus locations and/or clinical placement sites depending on enrollment numbers and/or the availability of sites. Clinical placement site assignment is entirely within the discretion of the college and is based on availability. You may be required to travel up to 150 km from the college to complete your clinical placement. George Brown College reserves the right to alter program requirements due to legislative changes and/or changes in the requirements of clinical placement providers or the CNO.