About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0926

Program Highlights

  • Partnership with six northern colleges enhances program accessibility and transferability of credits
  • Students receive more than 1,000 hours of nursing practice in a variety of agencies
  • Program culminates in a eight-week practicum experience
  • RPN employment rates are high in Niagara and beyond
  • State-of-the-art simulation lab
  • Unique interprofessional education experience

Career Opportunities

  • Business/industry
  • Clinics/medical centres
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care agencies
  • Mental health services
  • Correctional facilities
  • Travelling health agencies
  • Some graduates go on to study nursing at the University level

Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario

The Practical Nursing program at Niagara College is currently approved (Category 1) by the . Current graduates from this program are eligible to apply for registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario. Download the Program Approval Review Summary for details.

Complete this program in 6 terms

This program may alternatively be completed in six consecutive terms through Practical Nursing – Alternative Delivery.

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0926 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Closed
May 2018Open
September 2018Open
January 2019Open
May 2019Open

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at vnmanga.info/transfercredit.


Personal Support Worker graduates are offered a unique program bridge to the Niagara College Practical Nursing Diploma program.