Practical Nursing (PN) Programs

The following practical nursing programs have been reviewed and approved by Council. All nursing programs are reviewed on an annual basis. Each new program’s curriculum is reviewed prior to admitting students.

Programs can receive one of the following approval ratings:

Preliminary Approval: This status is given to a new nursing program. Graduates from programs with this status are eligible to register with CNO. The program will be assessed for full approval once the first cohort graduates from the program.

Approved: The nursing program meets all mandatory requirements. Graduates from programs with this status are eligible to register with CNO.

Approved with conditions: The nursing program does not meet all the mandatory requirements – however, graduates can still register with CNO.

Please contact the schools directly if you have any questions about their nursing programs.

School

Nursing Program

CNO Program Category

Approval Status

Algonquin College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Practical Nursing for Internationally Educated Nurses Direct entry full Preliminary Approval
Cambrian College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Canadore College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Centennial College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Centennial College Practical Nurse Diploma
for Internationally Educated Nurses
Direct entry full Approved
Collège Boréal Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Confederation College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Conestoga College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Durham College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Fanshawe College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Fleming College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
George Brown College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Georgian College Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Humber College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
La Cité Collégiale Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Lambton College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Loyalist College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Mohawk College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Niagara College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Northern College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Sault College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Seneca College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Sheridan College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
St. Clair College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
St. Lawrence College  Practical Nurse Diploma Direct entry full Approved
Page last reviewed June 07, 2021