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Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing

Program Highlights

Fleming College offers a bridging opportunity for practicing Personal Support Workers (PSW) who have graduated from a PSW program at a private or community college, to pursue their Practical Nursing diploma.

The part-time program is 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. Please note that while the bridge 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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Further Study

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. We have up to 10 seats available for Bridging students every semester. If there are more students eligible than there are seats available each semester, the seats are filled based on Bridging Program GPA.

2021 Application Deadlines

  • Winter 2021:
    5:00 pm, Monday, November 30th, 2020
  • Spring 2021:
    5:00 pm, Monday, March 29th, 2021
  • Fall 2021:
    As this program is currently oversubscribed, the College is not accepting any applications for Fall 2021

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Courses in Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing

Details and registration below

Mandatory Courses

Bridged Nursing Theory (NRSG250)

In preparation to enter the second semester of the PN program students will explore the theory, principles, and concepts specific to the practical nursing curriculum. We examine health promotion across the lifespan, application of a framework using the nursing process, legislative regulations and governance specific to the practice of nursing and the process of developing learning plans and nursing care plans. Emphasis is placed on humanistic caring, reflective practice, therapeutic use of self, and health promotion. This course must be taken as one of your first semester courses in the PSW to PN Bridging Program.

Registration will begin July 02, 2021
TBD
Registration will begin July 02, 2021


This course will be delivered online with both synchronous and asynchronous components, until we are cleared to run in-person classes.PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL NOW BEGIN ON JANUARY 18.

TBD

Clinical Nursing Informatics (COMP582)

This course is designed for Practical Nursing Students to examine the core concepts related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and how they can be used to promote and provide safe nursing care. Will explore Health Information Systems (HISs), the components of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), and other technology available in health care settings that contribute to patient care. Will also explain the importance and need for privacy, confidentiality, and security in the collection and use of health information.

Registration will begin July 02, 2021


This course will run in a live online format 6:00 pm - 9:00pm

TBD
Registration will begin July 02, 2021


This course will be delivered in a live online format. Your synchronous lecture will take place Wednesday evenings from 6pm - 9pm. A welcome email will be sent prior to the first class with details on how to login using D2L.

TBD

Math For Nursing (NRSG222)

This course prepares the Practical Nursing Student to use numerical skills in the administration of nursing care including the administration of medication and intravenous solution, fluid balance and other numerical calculations applicable to safe nursing care. This course will provide review and practice of basic mathematical calculations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportions and, conversions. Included will be Systems of Measurement with a focus on S.I. Metric System and common conversions. Practice of numerical skills and out of class assignments will be a major component of the course with a focus on the importance of consistency in accuracy. Students will be successful in passing this course with a grade of 70%.

This session is waitlisted
Instructors:
  • Nicole Grady
  • Dukesika Chandrakumar


This class will run in a live online format from 6pm - 9pm on Monday evenings.

Registration will begin July 02, 2021


There will be no classes scheduled Thanksgiving weekend.

This course will run in a live online format Monday evenings 6pm - 9pm

TBD
Registration will begin July 02, 2021


This course will be delivered in a live online format on Monday evenings from 6pm - 9pm. A welcome email will be sent prior to the first class with details on how to login using D2L.

TBD

Communications I (English I) (LANG034)

Using a practical, vocation-oriented approach, students focus on meeting the requirements of effective communication. Through a combination of lectures, exercises, and independent learning, students practise writing, speaking, reading, listening, locating and documenting information, and using technology to communicate professionally. Students develop and strengthen communication skills that contribute to success in both educational and workplace environments.

Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021

Anatomy and Physiology I (NRSG163)

"This is an orientation to the normal human body and its functions including an introduction to the concepts of complimentarily, metabolism, fundamental physiological needs and homeostasis. The levels of body organization are then examined and all knowledge is then applied to the study of the integumentary, skeletal, muscle and the nervous systems. Learner preparation and learning activities are designed to promote critical thinking. Part one of two courses. NOTE: The passing grade for this course is 60%."

Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Registration will begin July 02, 2021

Bridge PSW to PN: Field Preparation for PSW Bridging to PN (NRSG193)

Prepare for your bridging process from PSW to the rigorous academic demands of the practical nursing program. We will help you develop study skill techniques, test-taking strategies, and critical thinking skills. A review of the nursing process and assessment frameworks in the clinical setting will help you with your clinical assignments. Applied lab practice will include updating and refining skills in blood pressure measurement, vital signs, and topical medication administration.

This session is waitlisted
Instructor:
  • Lori Mcquaid

Wednesday (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Registration will begin July 02, 2021
Instructor:
  • Lori Mcquaid

Wednesday


This section is now waitlisted. Please check the website periodically for new dates in fall 2021.

$163.94

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