Personal Support Worker Bridging

This 4 months program is for individuals who are internationally educated nurses and healthcare workers who want to transition into the Canadian workforce. It could also be suitable for previous Canadian-educated nurses, health care aides, or PSWs who want a refresher before coming back to work in the field. This is perfect for Internationally Trained Nurses who want to accelerate their applications whether they plan to apply as an RPN or RN in Canada.

Program Outline

The student will complete 195 hours of in-school theory. You will also have hands on experience, using their knowledge from the theory and skills learned in the classroom. A clinical instructor will be with the students for 50 hours of supervised clinical placement in both a long term care facility and a community facility. Students must then complete 105 hours of unsupervised clinical placement in both a long term care facility and community facility.

Admission Requirements

  • International Certificate and/or Diploma and/or Degree
  • Transcripts from all Adult Education Institutions
  • Gr.12 OSSD or Mature Student Status
  • Successful completion of entrance evaluation
  • Medical Certificate (before the externship begins)
  • Clear police records check

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available. Options such as:

  • 2nd career plan and/or
  • payment plans provided by UMS HealthCare College