Ontario College Diploma

Program Length

Five Semesters

Start Date

May 2024 (Full-time status)

Program Overview

Registered Practical Nurses have a role in society that offers a range of choices and opportunities. You will make a difference. During the five semesters in the Practical Nursing program, you will learn the concepts and skills related to health and nursing. You will also learn nursing practices and interventions in specific health situations. In addition, you will have the opportunity to study courses such as anatomy and physiology, communication, clinical nursing informatics and practice nursing skills in both the nursing and simulation lab. After successfully completing Fleming’s five-semester diploma program, graduates are eligible to write the national examinations with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and become registered to practice in Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse.

Admission Requirements

OSSD including Gr 12 C English, Gr 12 C Math and two different Gr 11 or 12 C Science subjects (i.e. Chemistry, Biology, Physics). Minimum 65% in each area of study.

Is this you?

A love of working with people, as well as a desire to help them to attain their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual potential is critical to your success. As a vital member of the health care team, it is essential that you have the following personal and academic attributes:

  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Emotional maturity
  • Good listening skills
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Respect for diversity
  • Competence in reading, writing and mathematics
  • Ability to be self-directed

Students would benefit by having basic computer and internet skills including e-mail, word processing, and file management.