Personal Support Worker - Pre-Practical Nursing Pathway

Full-Time

Program Information

As the health care system in Canada evolves, the demand for Personal Support workers is increasing in long term care facilities, retirement homes, home care settings and hospitals.

The Personal Support Worker program prepares graduates to provide care and assistance to clients of any age who have defined health care needs including help with their activities of daily living. Through theory classes and experiential learning opportunities, including simulation and clinical placements, the student will learn to make a difference in clients' lives by alleviating loneliness, providing empathy, ensuring comfort, encouraging independence, and promoting self-respect in all health care settings.

As part of the program, students will also complete The Fundamental Hospice Palliative Care Certificate and the Gentle Persuasive Approaches Certificate.

Graduates of this program who have achieved a grade of "B" in all courses and have one year of work experience as a Personal Support Worker, or the equivalent of 1,000 hours, are eligible to apply to Lambton College's Practical Nursing Program.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent, with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Employment Opportunities

Begin a rewarding career as a personal support worker in community health care, long-term care homes, retirement homes and hospitals in less than a year. As the industry continues to grow and the demand for personal support workers increases, you can feel confident about your job opportunities post-graduation. At this time, there is a high demand for personal support workers and opportunities for local jobs.


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