Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.
LEGISLATION REGARDING REGISTRATION FOR NURSES
Registration as a nurse in the Province of Ontario includes:
1. Demonstrate Current Canadian Citizenship, or permanent residency in Canada status, or Authorization under the Immigrant Act (Canada) to engage in the practice of the nursing profession.
2. Complete a Declaration form indicating one’s status regarding:
- any convictions of a criminal offence under the Narcotic Control Act and the Food and Drugs Act;
- being a subject of proceedings with respect to professional misconduct, incompetence, or incapacity in Ontario or in another jurisdiction in nursing or in another health profession;
- any mental or physical disorder that makes it desirable in the public interest that the person not practice.
A prospective applicant is advised to contact a career counsellor at the College if the above regulations are a cause for concern. Individual screening of candidates may be necessary to secure field placement during the program.
For clinical placement, registration, and eventual employment students are required to pass an enhanced security clearance admitted by police intelligence. It is the student’s responsibility to obtain this clearance (a fee may apply). An individual with a criminal record should obtain a pardon prior to submitting an application for admission to the Practical Nurse program.
Clinical placements may include acute and continuing care hospitals, community agencies and health clinics.
Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at ontariocolleges.ca and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.