Join the solution to Ontario’s nursing crisis
Tuition-free competency upgrade courses for internationally educated nurses (IENs) who want to qualify as Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) in Ontario.
FIND YOUR OWN PATHWAY IN NURSING.
The courses offered are intended for IENs who have received notification in writing from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) indicating a requirement for additional education. The notification letter provided by the CNO will specify the competencies that need to be addressed. These courses have been specifically designed to address those competencies and offer a streamlined path for fulfilling the CNO’s Education Requirement.
To identify your learning needs, you should review your Competency Assessment Form and then refer to the list of courses below to determine which courses match your requirements. Unless specified otherwise, the courses are available online and can be completed asynchronously, allowing you to work at your own pace while meeting assignment deadlines.
UPGRADEYOUR PATHWAY IN NURSING.
Find out how to qualify for Sheridan’s IEN Upgrade.
Do you meet the requirements?
These courses are restricted to students with a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Letter of Assessment and/or Program Coordinator’s Approval. Students who meet this requirement, and are interested in taking these courses, are asked to complete the Expression of Interest Form.
Fees below are approximate:
There are currently 50,000 RPNs working in Ontario, according to the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN).
practice > five years
But nearly 29% of Ontario’s RPNs intend to practice for less than 5 years, creating a serious shortage – and an opportunity for those to advance in nursing. (WeRPN)
In fact, Ontario is estimated to be nearly 22,000 registered nurses (RN) short on a per-capita basis, according to the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO).
The Canadian Nurses Association predicted a shortage of about 60,000 RNs across Canada by 2022.
About 15,000 Internationally Educated Nurses (IEN) in Ontario aren’t practising as a nurse, despite their qualifications. (RNAO)