Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing
Fleming College has developed two bridging opportunities for practicing Personal Support Workers (PSW) who have graduated from a PSW program at a community college, to pursue their Practical Nursing diploma.
The part-time programs are offered throughout the year and eligible students who successfully complete their program may be granted direct entry into the second semester of the full-time Fleming College Practical Nursing program in January each year. Please note that while the bridges will be offered on a part time basis and potentially at multiple campuses, the PN program will continue to be offered as a full time day program at the Sutherland campus in Peterborough.
Why Choose Fleming
The Personal Support Worker Bridge and the Practical Nursing program have strong links with Peterborough and the surrounding community's health care facilities and organizations, ensuring you receive excellent clinical opportunities to explore various aspects of nursing. Fleming College is a community based learning environment with the first long-term care faculty (St. Joseph's at Fleming) built on a college or university campus.
Eligible grads can expect to enter the Practical Nursing program and pursue their career goals of working as an RPN in acute care settings, community health agencies, industry, clinics, doctor's offices and long-term care facilities.
Once you have completed your Bridging courses, you will be eligible for Semester 2 of the full time PN Program and you will complete semesters 2,3 and 4 in the full time PN Program. You must complete all the courses you require by the end of August to be eligible for the following January. We have 30 seats available for Bridging students every January Semester 2. If there are more than 30 students eligible, the seats are filled based on marks from your Bridging courses.
To apply to this program, please complete and submit this application form.