Practical Nursing Caring, committed faculty. More clinical time to build your skills. State-of-the-art facilities. Our students excel on provincial exams!

General information

Program code
5 Semesters (2.5 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Work integrated learning
5 Clinical Placements
Full-time + Part-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie, Owen Sound
Winter 2019 Barrie, Orangeville, Owen Sound

Program description

The Georgian College Nursing Program philosophy and curriculum incorporate and utilize the concepts of caring as the basis of nursing practice. The students and faculty work together to explore nursing knowledge and caring theory. In the classroom, students in collaborative groups, work through learning activities and focus on the lived experiences of individuals, families, and groups. Knowledge from the program courses is integrated into the care of clients, families, and groups in a variety of settings.

In order to provide quality practicum placements, students will be placed in a variety of agencies in the region serviced by the campus. Students are required to provide their own transportation.


The Practical Nursing program at Georgian College is currently approved (Category 1, the highest ranking) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration as Registered Practical Nurses in Ontario.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

Career opportunities

The graduate may find employment opportunities in general hospitals, special hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, clinics or community health services.

Admission information

Admission requirements