As part of this program, students will receive Gentle Persuasive Approaches and Mental Health First Aid certifications.
To effectively participate in this program, students must have reliable Internet access and a device that meets these requirements.
This program uses eTexts.
Program description - September 2022
This unique two-year graduate certificate program is geared to experienced internationally educated nurses holding a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing. The program will support you in acquiring essential nursing knowledge and skills required to practice within the Canadian healthcare system, with a focus on caring for seniors throughout the continuum of care. You will learn from experienced nursing faculty in active learning environments such as state-of-the-art nursing laboratories and immersive simulation suites. Emphasis is placed on development of professional practices including nursing assessment, intervention, care planning, and critical inquiry and evidence-informed decision making. The program is developed based on the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards and entry to practice competencies for Registered Nurses. Learning of Canadian nursing practices will occur through a variety of evaluation methodologies including, scholarly writing, case studies, projects, presentations, and simulated patient encounters. You will apply theory to practice during field placement in diverse healthcare settings including medicine, surgery, complex continuing care, and long-term care. This program provides you with extensive hands-on clinical experience, including over 400 placement hours. In addition, in preparation for the nursing registration examination, you will complete NCLEX and OSCE style courses.
Tuition & fees
Tuition and fee details for the 2022-2023 year are listed below. Books and supplies are additional. Tuition and fee details for terms starting September 2023 and later will be available Spring 2023.
Canadian fee details
Returning student tuition & fees
International fee details
|Description||Fall 2022||Winter 2023||Spring 2023|
|Grad. Cert. Program Tuition||$7467.50||$7467.50||$7395.00|
|Capital Development Fee||$81.77||$81.77||$81.77|
|CSI Health Plan Fee||$300.00||-||-|
|CSI Advocacy Fee||$8.00||$8.00||$8.00|
|CSI Association Fee||$102.00||$102.00||$102.00|
|CSI International Health Fee||$530.00||-||-|
|CSI Legal Protection||$30.00||-||-|
|Graduation/Alumni Services Fee||$25.00||$25.00||$25.00|
|ONE Card Fee||$7.50||$7.50||$7.50|
|Technology Enhancement Fee||$125.00||$125.00||$125.00|
|Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee||$112.00||-||$86.00|
|CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional)||$70.00||-||-|
|CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional)||$30.00||$30.00||$30.00|
|CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional)||$4.00||$4.00||$4.00|
|Sustainability Fee (optional)||$5.00||$5.00||$5.00|
Returning student tuition & fees
Program device & software requirements
This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.view device requirements
Awards & scholarships
Student Financial Services awarded more than 400 awards, scholarships and bursaries last year.
Delivery sequence - September 2022 - Kitchener – Doon