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Personal Support Worker Bridging to Practical Nursing (Long Stream)

Alternate delivery options are available

This program is also offered Short stream

Program Information

Start Date

September 03, 2024

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2021-2022 academic year and are subject to change.

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January 06, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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May 05, 2025

Domestic Availability

Accepting Applications

International Availability

Closed

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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September 02, 2025

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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January 05, 2026

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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May 04, 2026

Domestic Availability

Coming Soon

International Availability

Coming Soon

Program Code

PWX

Delivery

Online

Credential

Program Contact

Continuing Education & Corporate Training Office

Program Contact

Domestic Tuition

$1753.49 (program total)*

*Domestic tuition amounts shown are from the 2023-2024 academic year and are subject to change.

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Canadian Students

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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 the full-time Practical Nursing diploma at Fleming College (not transferable to the Practical Nursing Programs of other Ontario Colleges.

In this stream of the part-time Bridging program, you will take one course per semester and can complete the full program in two years. A 2-courses-per-semester stream is also available. All courses are online except the final 7-hour Field Preparation course, which is held at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough. Eligible students who successfully complete their program can apply for 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, Bridging students are only eligible to apply to the full-time program located at the Sutherland campus in Peterborough. Completion of the Bridging Program does not guarantee entrance into the Practical Nursing Program. There will be a minimum of one semester between your completion of the bridging program and consideration of your application into the second semester of the Practical Nursing Program.

Bridged Nursing Theory (NRSG250) must be taken in the first semester you are enrolled in the program.

Bridge PSW to PN: Field Preparation for PSW Bridging to PN (NRSG193) must be taken last.

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.

  • Completion of a recognized Ontario PSW Certificate
  • Minimum average of 65% in all PSW certificate courses

Those who successfully complete the bridging program and are accepted into semester two of the Practical Nursing program can 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 to apply for direct entry into Semester 2 of the full time PN Program. You will be required to take Introduction to Indigenous Studies (GNED49) as your semester 2 general elective course. We have limited seats reserved for successful bridging students each semester. Seats are filled on a first come, first served basis.

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