Personal Support Worker


Labs & Facilities

Human Simulation Lab


This state-of-the-art lab in the brand new NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre is used by students in the Nursing, Personal Support Worker, Paramedic, Fire and Pharmacy Technician programs. Students use high-fidelity mannequins that can talk, breathe and produce vital signs. This allows students to practice in a real-life environment which helps build confidence and competence in the clinical setting.

Nursing Lab


This newly renovated lab is used by students in the Practical Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Personal Support Worker programs. Students participate in scenario based learning where they receive hands-on training in a clinical setting. Nursing students practice lifting patients, understanding vital signs, completing simple and complex dressing changes, catheterization, IV management and documentation. Personal Support Worker students practice lifting patients, feeding, bathing and administering medicine.

PSW Simulation Apartment Lab


This lab is used primarily by the Personal Support Worker and the Paramedic students. Personal Support Worker students train in the simulation apartment by practicing safe lifting and client care. Paramedic student practice responding to emergency calls, communicating with caregivers and navigating their equipment in and out of small spaces. The lab is equipped with cameras and microphones to allow teachers and fellow students to observe and give feedback.

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