About this program

Start Date

September 2024


Fort Frances


Sioux Lookout

Program Length

Two years



Ontario College Diploma

Canadore College

About the program

Train for a career in this important health field in SGEI’s leading-edge healthcare simulation nursing laboratory. SGEI’s high-fidelity labs are equipped with interactive mannequins that speak and replicate real symptoms, on which students act out common medical emergencies. The Practical Nursing program culminates with a seven-week, pre-graduate placement working alongside a Registered Practical Nurse. Graduates are sought after to work independently or as part of a healthcare team.

Semester 1

CMM125 Communication I
PNE110 Professional Growth I
PNE113 Human Relationships
PNE114 Nursing Theory I
IAP100 Anatomy & Physiology I
PNE118 Nursing Practice I
PSY200 Lifespan Development
CLT100 Canada’s First Peoples

Semester 2

GENED General Education Elective – Online (PN Sem 2)
PNE124 Nursing Theory II
PNE125 Health Assessment
IAP120 Anatomy & Physiology II
PNE128 Nursing Practice II
GENED General Education Elective – Online (PN Sem 2)

Semester 3

PNE232 Pharmacology I
PNE235 Nursing Theory III
PNE237 Pathophysiology I
PNE239 Nursing Practice III

Semester 4

PNE242 Pharmacology II
PNE245 Nursing Theory IV
PNE247 Pathophysiology II
PNE249 Nursing Practice IV
PNE230 Professional Growth II

Semester 5

PNE260 Nursing Practice V


Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 11 or 12 Science (C or U level), Grade 11 Math (C, U or M level)

Are you missing program prerequisites?

Are you missing prerequisites for a program? We can help! SGEI offers common prerequisite courses during the summer, or we can arrange for you to complete a test to enter the program. All you have to do is apply, and we will be in touch with you.


  • Tuition (Year 1): $3400.32
  • Tuition (Year 2): $5100.48

Funding opportunities

If you need assistance funding your education, visit our Financial Aid page to learn more about bursaries, grants, OSAP and more.

Meet your coordinator(s)

Our dedicated program coordinators are here to help you succeed, both in and out of the classroom.

Sydney King

Fort Frances campus
(807) 274-2796

Wendy Tseng

Kenora campus
(807) 468-3096

Nicole Robertson

Sioux Lookout campus
(807) 737-2897

Have questions? Connect with a coordinator!

Have questions about this program? Contact a coordinator directly or submit your question(s) below and a program coordinator will reach out to you.

Career options

Practical Nursing graduates can expect to work as independently or as part of a health care team a registered practical nurse.

Where you might work

  • Hospitals and acute care
  • Psychiatric settings
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community home health agencies
  • Doctors’ offices and clinics
  • Telehealth and online nursing


I appreciate all the support from my program coordinator Nicole and the instructors, and I look forward to my upcoming second year and looking forward to the new challenges on the way. This program has given me confidence in myself, and confidence in knowing that I am, where, I am suppose to be.
Rhonda Ogemah
Practical Nursing Student

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