What will I learn?

This one-year graduate certificate program is geared to experienced internationally educated nurses holding a four-year bachelor`s degree in nursing.

Through theory, labs, simulation, and clinical practice, this program focuses on caring for seniors throughout the continuum of care in a variety of settings. It allows students to deepen their capability to care for seniors who are living with chronic illness and their families. Nursing excellence across the domains of practice is optimized within the context of the Canadian health-care system. A professional socialization framework will be emphasized.

Career Path

Graduates, who have successfully passed the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to join the College of Nurses of Ontario, may gain employment as a Registered Nurse.

Registered Nurses provide direct nursing care to patients, deliver health education programs and provide consultative services regarding issues relevant to the practice of nursing. They are employed in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors` offices, clinics, community agencies, companies, private homes and public and private organizations or they may be self-employed.

Which department am I in?

Sault College

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$15,899.40 (US$ 12,568) per year
Tuition: CAN $15,899.40, Ancillary fee: CAN $1,577.00; these fees are for the 2021-2022 academic year (year 1 of study) and are subject to change.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Sault College

443 Northern Avenue,

SAULT STE. MARIE,

Ontario (ON),

P6B 4J3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will need a high school diploma plus a College or University diploma or degree. TOEFL score of 88-89 for the Internet-based Test (iBT) and no test below 21; IELTS score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5; Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C; C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC; PTE Academic 60, TOEIC – GOLD 860 or higher; Duolingo 95; CAEL 60; Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening.

For international students

For this graduate certificate, applicants must have a four-year accredited Bachelor Degree in Nursing. Applicants must have registration as a nurse in the country where the original nursing education was obtained.

Applicants should have at least one year of clinical experience in the last two years.

Applicants, whose first language is not English, must provide proof of English proficiency. Sault College accepts the TOEFL, or IELTS, or equivalent test to satisfy our English admission requirements.

Results must be from within two years of the start of the program and must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 88-89 for the Internet-based Test (iBT) and no test below 21
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5
  • Cambridge English Exams C1 Advanced/CAE 180 or CAE C
  • C2 Proficiency/CPE 200 or CPEC
  • PTE Academic 60
  • TOEIC – GOLD 860 or higher
  • Duolingo 105
  • CAEL 60
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) Level 7 for all areas: reading, writing, speaking, listening

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sault College

Amongst the Great Lakes of North America, Sault College is an unbeatable location to pursue a range of academic or professional qualifications.

  • Outstanding natural landscapes and outdoor activities
  • Co-op learning in association with professional partners
  • Wide range of in-person, remote or online learning pathways
  • Ranked highly in the province for learning experience quality

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