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Diploma in Practical Nursing

Humber College’s Practical Nursing diploma program provides the skills and knowledge needed to become a registered practical nurse (RPN).

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

Humber is the only English speaking college in Ontario with access to an on-campus cadaver lab for nursing students. Combine that with small class sizes, leading-edge simulation labs, bioscience and anatomy labs, and extensive clinical work placement opportunities — Humber students have the competitive edge.

Courses include:

  • Basic Human Anatomy
  • Practical Nursing Practice
  • Practical Nursing Theory
  • Practical Nursing Health Assessment
  • Psychology: Introduction
  • Writing Skills for Health Professions

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Graduates of the Humber College’s Practical Nursing diploma program will be able to work in various health-care settings including:

  • acute-care hospitals
  • clinics and public health units
  • community nursing agencies and services
  • homes for the aging and long-term care facilities
  • private practices
  • psychiatry
  • rehabilitation services
  • schools and child-care centres

Many of our graduates go on to complete postgraduate advanced-skills education used in specialty disciplines such as surgery, dialysis, cardiology and emergency.

Humber is your partner for career learning. Our Continuing Education department offers many RPN postgraduate learning opportunities including certificates and individual courses.

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