Lambton College’s experienced faculty approach teaching from an inter-professional perspective. Hybrid courses and individualized programming offer flexibility for student learning and enhanced student success. Advances in technology and evidence-informed practice are integrated throughout the program.

Students within this program benefit from hands-on experience working in both lab and clinical settings. Lambton College’s facilities include a Human Simulation Lab, where students work with mid and high-fidelity mannequins that can breathe, talk, produce vital signs and simulate the birthing process. Hospital and community placements help students to form a relationship with clients, and solidify their critical thinking skills and professional nursing practice.

Clinical experiences are provided in all terms of the program. Clinical locations include, but are not limited to, lab and simulation experiences, hospital and community settings such as long term care homes, family practice clinics and community nursing agencies. To qualify for clinical placements, students must complete a program-specific Passport to Placement.

Program Approval

The Practical Nursing program at Lambton College is currently approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning program. See device requirements.


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This is a Textbooks for All program. To learn more about Lambton College's Textbooks for All initiative, visit our Mobile Learning section.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
A minimum grade of 60% in the following:
Grade 12 English C or U
Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will determine proficiency in required admission subjects. For all other admission requirements applicants must complete the required course(s) as listed above. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Registered practical nurses are an integral part of the interprofessional health care team. They provide care to individuals with a broad scope of health care needs within diverse working environments such as: hospitals, nursing homes, homes for the aged, community nursing agencies, public health units, private practice and clinics, industry settings and child care centres.

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Educational Pathways

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