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Ontario College Diploma

Practical Nursing

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

(Brampton)

Prepare for a career in the growing field of health care.

Program Overview

Approved by the College of Nurses of Ontario

Sheridan's four-semester Practical Nursing diploma program is approved (Category 1) by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). When you graduate from this program, you'll be eligible to apply to take the new Regulatory Exam-Practical Nurse (REx-PN). When you’ve successfully completed the REx-PN, you’ll be issued a license to practice as a Registered Practical Nurse in Ontario.

Prepare for a career as a practical nurse

In this program, you’ll learn to:

  • Help clients with nutrition, elimination, medication, safety, ambulation and hygiene.
  • Chart patients’ progress and assess their conditions.
  • Care for wounds, change dressings and give medication.
  • Educate clients and promote health and wellbeing.
  • Care for patients through all stages of a disease, including palliative care.

Clinical placements: Get hands-on experience

Hands-on experience is essential to prepare you for a career as a practical nurse. In this program, you’ll have clinical placements in long-term care facilities, acute and chronic care hospitals and more — starting in your first semester. In your final semester, you’ll participate in a 450-hour clinical placement, gaining on-the-job experience that will boost your resume and build your confidence.

Your placements will be within 150 kilometres of Sheridan College. You’ll need to provide your own transportation to your clinical placements.

State-of-the-art education

Our Nursing Lab is modelled after a real hospital ward. It comes complete with high- and low-fidelity simulation mannequins that can be programmed to display various symptoms. In the lab, you’ll become better prepared to handle real-life situations.

You’ll learn from highly qualified Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners. Our professors have extensive specialized experience in family care, maternity care, emergency response, mental health, medical intervention and long-term care.

Complete your Practical Nursing diploma sooner

If you’re interested in fast-tracking your studies, you can choose to complete all four semesters back-to-back by beginning your studies in January or May. This will allow you to earn your Practical Nursing diploma in just 16 months.

How this works

The duration of the Practical Nursing program is different depending on when you start the program.

For students that start in September, the program is two academic years from September to April for the first year (2 semesters) with a summer semester break and then continuing in September to April for the second year (2 semesters).

For students that start in January or May, the program is 16 months (4 semesters) continuous, with no semester breaks.

Explore your future lab

In Practical Nursing at Sheridan, you'll work in classrooms and labs designed to imitate real-world workplaces. Curious to see what's inside? Take a virtual tour of our Nursing Lab and our Scenario Lab, which you'll use as a Practical Nursing student.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Courses

Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.

Note: Some courses offer an online component and require one week in class and one week out of class with independent online assignments. Approximately 25% of your courses are lab courses held in our state-of-the-art clinic.

Courses subject to change.

Current students should refer to their ⁠Academic Requirements in myStudentCentre to track their academic progress and outstanding course requirements.

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Admission Requirements

Program eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)

plus

  • One Mathematics, Grade 12 (C or U) with a minimum of 70%
  • Biology, Grade 11 (C or U)
  • Chemistry, Grade 12 (C or U) or Chemistry, Grade 11 (U)

or

Mature student status.

Applicant selection

Eligible applicants are selected based on academic achievement, using the average GPA of their six highest grades, including the required courses listed above. Admission to this program is highly competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program may be advised individually regarding other related programs.

English language proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.

Preparation for application

To be part of the Practical Nursing program, you need to possess a strong background in science and math, excellent communication skills, steady hands and the ability to lift and carry up to 25 kg. You must also be able to spend 20–25 hours per week on assignments outside of class.

Clinical placement requirements

Students will be required to provide additional documentation directly to their field placement before the start of the placement and at their own expense. Sheridan field placement agencies may require a police record check for criminal offences, a vulnerable sector check and/or a current acceptable record of immunization. View clinical placement details for a full list of requirements.

Before undertaking this program, you should be aware of the following:

  • To be part of the Practical Nursing program, you need to possess a strong background in science and math, excellent communication skills, steady hands and the ability to lift and carry up to 25 kg.
  • Practical Nursing program classes can be scheduled any time between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Friday. Your classes are all in person and will be 22–25 hours per week.
  • Additional hours every week are requested for completing homework and/or computer-assisted language learning. You must also be able to spend 20–25 hours per week on assignments outside of class.
  • Timetable schedules are released after fee payment, approximately three weeks before classes start. The school is unable to accommodate students' preferences or requests for schedule changes.
  • Under the provisions of the Regulated Health Profession and Nursing Acts, to qualify to write the RPN registration exams, you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada or be authorized under the Immigration Act.

Domestic applicants

  • Transcripts indicating courses completed to date must be submitted to ontariocolleges.ca at the time of application.
  • Domestic applicants with education outside of Canada must have their transcripts assessed for equivalency through ICAS or WES. A comprehensive (course-by-course) post-secondary credential assessment is required.
  • Private career college courses and/or credentials are not acceptable as admission requirements for Sheridan programs.

International applicants

  • Official transcripts, indicating courses completed to date, and credential must be submitted at the time of application. In case the transcripts/certificates are not in English, note that these documents must be accompanied by a notarized, official translation into English. Translated copies must also be accompanied by a copy of the original transcript.
  • International applicants need to follow the international application process.

Pathways articulation agreement

The following articulation agreement applies only to students enrolled in the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, starting at Sheridan in September 2019 or later.

Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements to this program at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they fulfill the following criteria:

  • An overall GPA of 3.0.
  • A minimum grade of 70% in the following courses:
    • BIOL14108: Human Biology
    • SCIE22273: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, Semester 2
    • CHEM17370: Introductory Chemistry 1
    • CHEM29402: Introductory Chemistry 2, Semester 2
    • MATH10172: Essential Mathematics for the Health Sciences
  • A minimum grade of 50% in the following courses:
    • PHYS 20009: Applied Physics, Semester 2
    • ENG 10102: Principles of Academic Writing and Research
    • ENG 17889: Composition and Rhetoric, Semester 2

For the courses with minimum grade thresholds, as specified above, students may only have a maximum of two graded attempts. Withdrawals without Academic Penalty (i.e., "W" grades) are not included.

Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.

Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for their chosen programs (including volunteer hours for the Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy program), and should be aware of program-specific requirements such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc.

Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Career Opportunities

When you complete your Practical Nursing diploma program at Sheridan, you'll be ready to join a health-care team in any setting where nursing is practiced.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Community Health Centres
  • Family Health Teams
  • Independent practices
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Medical equipment companies

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Co-op

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

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Degree Completion

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Ontario College Diploma

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Davis Campus

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Advanced Entry Challenge Exams

Get credit for what you know

Sheridan recognizes and appreciates that advanced learning doesn’t always require standard classroom instruction, and that opportunities to advance skills and learn new technologies are everywhere.

If you have significant knowledge and experience in programming, web development, database and/or networking, you may choose to complete Advanced Entry Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (AEPLAR) Challenge Exams for academic credit towards your Sheridan Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma.

How do Challenge Exams work?

AEPLAR Challenge Exams are administered by and through the Sheridan College Assessment Centre or through an approved Test Centre. There are fees to write each exam (an Assessment Centre fee and a Challenge Exam fee).

Your completed Challenge Exam(s) will be evaluated to determine whether you’re eligible for credit in one or more courses within the identified program streams.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and Advanced Standing credits are subject to Sheridan’s policies and procedures. Learn more about Sheridan’s Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

I have previous postsecondary education. Should I write a Challenge Exam?

No. Challenge Exams are designed for applicants with knowledge and experience gained outside of formal education. If you have previous postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply for Advanced Standing instead — you may be eligible to apply your previously earned credits towards your new program at Sheridan.

What subjects can I complete Challenge Exams for?

Challenge Exams for applicants to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program are designed to test skills in specific knowledge streams within this program:

  • Programming – Introductory
  • Programming – .NET
  • Programming – Advanced Java
  • Networking
  • Web Development
  • Operating Systems
  • Databases
  • Software Design
  • Mobile App Development – Android
  • Mobile App Development – iOS
  • Game Development – UNITY
  • Wireless

You can also choose to complete Challenge Exams for specific individual courses within the Computer Systems Technology program.

Complete a free self-assessment test to help you determine whether Challenge Exams are a good option for you.

How do I apply to complete a Challenge Exam?

Step 1: Make sure you meet the program admission requirements

You must meet the program admission requirements to be eligible for admission and PLAR.

Step 2: Complete a free self-assessment

Complete a free self-assessment test for each knowledge stream you wish to challenge. This will help you determine whether your current skills will enable you to succeed in the Challenge Exam(s).

Step 3: Apply to Sheridan's Computer Systems Technology advanced diploma program

Apply to the Computer Systems Technology – Software Development and Network Engineering program.

To be eligible to complete Challenge Exams for this program, you must select "Advanced Entry" as the level of the program on your application.

Step 4: Follow the instructions to complete your Challenge Exam(s)

Once Sheridan receives your application, we’ll send you an email with instructions on how to register and pay for your Challenge Exam(s). Follow those instructions.

Once you’ve completed your Challenge Exam(s), subject matter experts in Sheridan’s Faculty of Applied Science and Technology will evaluate them within 10 business days. The Faculty will forward your results to the Office of the Registrar, and any approved credit transfers will be posted in your Credit Transfer centre. Exam feedback will not be provided.

Step 5: Accept your offer of admission and pay your program fees

If you receive an offer of admission to Sheridan, please follow the instructions to confirm your offer and pay your fees by the due dates indicated in order to reserve your spot in the program.

We wish you success in this process and look forward to seeing you at Sheridan!

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Internship

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Fees

Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.

Fees For Canadian Students

Fees for Canadian students

$6,846.88
Fees for International Students

Fees for International students

$23,653.88

Financial Aid & Awards

Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:

International Entrance Scholarship

All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL and programs with tuition reduction excluded) in Spring 2023, Fall 2023 or Winter 2024 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Communicate therapeutically with clients and members of the health care team.
  • Assess clients across the life span, in a systematic and holistic manner.
  • Plan safe and competent nursing care, based upon a thorough analysis of available data and evidence-informed practice guidelines.
  • Select and perform nursing interventions using clinical judgment, in collaboration with the client and, where appropriate, the health care team, that promote health and well-being, prevent disease and injury, maintain and/or restore health, promote rehabilitation, and/or provide palliation.
  • Evaluate the outcomes resulting from all interventions in the nurse-client interaction and modify the plan of care as required.
  • Act equitably and justly with clients and members of the health care team.
  • Adapt to a variety of health care settings, using different leadership skills and styles as appropriate to each setting.
  • Contribute to creating a healthy and safe work environment in a variety of health care settings.
  • Practise in a self-regulated, professional and ethical manner, complying with relevant legislation and with the standards of both the regulatory body and the practice.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

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Labs & Technology

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Financial Planning Certification

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Professional Sales Certificate

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Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

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Program Transition

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

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Davis Campus

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Transfer Opportunities

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Clinical Placements

Semester 2

  • Placement location: Long-term care facility within 150 km of Sheridan
  • Placement hours per week: One 12-hour shift once per week for 14 weeks (typically starting at 6 a.m.)
  • Total hours: 168 hours over 14 weeks

Semester 3

  • Placement location: Acute and chronic care hospital within 150 km of Sheridan
  • Placement hours per week: One 12-hour shift once per week for 14 weeks (typically starting at 6:30 a.m.)
  • Total hours: 168 hours over 14 weeks

Semester 4

  • Placement location: For your pre-graduate clinical placement, you’ll be paired with a nurse preceptor in the field and will follow their working schedule.
  • Placement hours per week: 40 hours per week for 14 weeks with various shifts on various days of the week, including weekends.
  • Total hours: 450 hours over 14 weeks

Clinical placement requirements

Note: You’ll be required to provide documentation for the following items directly to your clinical placement. You must provide this documentation before the start of your placement, and at your own expense. If you can’t meet these requirements, you may not be able to participate in clinical placements, which will jeopardize your progress in the program.

1. Police clearance for Criminal Reference Check (CRC) and Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS)

The Sheridan Practical Nursing program require a police clearance for vulnerable sector persons, which includes obtaining a Criminal Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screen, every six months. You must maintain this clearance throughout the program.

2. Immunization

You’ll also need to have up-to-date immunization (including MMR, Tdap, Varicella, Hepatitis B, flu shot, and TB) before you can participate in a clinical placement. Additionally, many of our healthcare partners are requiring that students have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Please refer to Sheridan’s Health Services’ immunization information online for details, or visit one of our campus health centres.

3. CPR

You’re required to have Standard First Aid and CPR Level C or Health Care Provider (HCP). You’ll need to be re-certified for CPR annually.

4. Mask Fit Test

You’ll be Mask Fit Tested by our laboratory staff within the first few weeks of Semester 1.

5. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Effective April 25, 2022, Sheridan College will no longer require proof of COVID vaccination to attend campus.

However, in the Practical Nursing program, our students participate in clinical placements in Long-Term Care homes and hospital settings. At this time, the Long-Term Care Home COVID-19 Immunization Policy requires that individuals, including students, must have met the immunization requirements. These requirements include one of the following:

  • the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or any combination of such vaccines,
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada, followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada, or
  • three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada,

and a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada if eligible for a third dose.

We strongly recommend that Practical Nursing students get their vaccinations as outlined above before the semester starts. A student without the proper vaccines will not be able to complete their required placement in long-term care and this may impact ability to graduate from the program.

For up-to-date information regarding Sheridan’s response to COVID-19 and for links to public health information, please see Sheridan’s COVID-19 webpage.

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Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

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Articulation Agreements

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Educational philosophy

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design curriculum and its delivery are designed to address current social issues pertinent to the design industry. This enables students to broaden their understanding of their place within the world.

Fundamental to the vision of the program is the balance of creative and conceptual thinking with the technical and business aspects of the profession. Courses follow a logical sequence with the degree of difficulty building vertically from first year to fourth year.

The various streams provide a range of design problems building in size and scope, from simple to complex in various design sectors. The curriculum builds on fundamental introductions that ensures a strong foundation for students to apply additional more complex learning and skills developed later in the program.

Studio projects are designed to mimic professional practice and require applied theory, creativity and strong technical knowledge. Curriculum is also connected horizontally across each semester to help support the learning in courses happening simultaneously. This demonstrates the inter-connected knowledge and skills required to practice in the industry.

The program provides many opportunities that expose students to practicing professionals and professional practice. Industry leaders and representatives from professional associations like ARIDO and IDC are invited into the classroom as jurors and guest speakers throughout the four years. The internship also provides professional design work experience for students before they enter their final year of study.

The curriculum is student-centric and designed to equip students with the skills that are required for entry-level design positions and advanced study. Manual skills such as drafting, drawing and model making are developed alongside digital skills using current software. Students are also well-versed in the applicable building codes and regulations required to practice in Ontario. Students are exposed to valuable research skills and encouraged to continue their learning past graduation.

Program goals

Sheridan's Honours Bachelor of Interior Design program aspires to:

  • Develop confident, creative and critical thinkers that can solve a variety of problems thoughtfully, improving the quality of the built environment and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public.
  • Equip students with the tools to think independently and ethically to ensure technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision-making.
  • Deliver current and relevant curriculum that incorporates equity, diversity and inclusion. This encourages students to create spaces that foster inclusivity and look at design from various perspectives within diverse communities, involving numerous stakeholders.
  • Inform students regarding the various facets of the profession, engaging them with designers and industry affiliates.
  • Encourage continuous professional and personal growth, instilling a desire to contribute to the profession and society at large. The program encourages students to become active participants in the design community, become members of their local Association, write their NCIDQ exams, give back to the community and become progressive leaders in the profession.
  • Prepare graduates for entry-level design positions, equipped with the required knowledge and skills for employment in the diverse design industry, ensuring they possess the body of knowledge necessary to respond to social and environmental issues, while designing interior spaces that are technically proficient, code-compliant, conceptually strong, sustainable and all-inclusive.
  • Provide enhanced opportunities for students to pursue post-graduate studies, employment, research and/or further their academic studies and/or credentials.

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Pathways from Athletic Therapy and Kinesiology

If you've graduated from a health-science degree other than athletic therapy or kinesiology, your application will be assessed on an individual basis.

Get your Osteopathy degree in less time

If you're a graduate of Sheridan's Athletic Therapy or Kinesiology degree program, you may be eligible to start in the second year of this program after completing three bridging courses.

This bridging program will be available in Spring/Summer 2024.

How to apply: Submit an application using the program code PBHSB.

Bridging courses (Spring/Summer Semester)

  • OSTP 17927D: The Science of Osteopathy (3 credits)
  • OSTP 14859: Theoretical Pathways to Osteopathy (5 credits)
  • OSTP 16333: Practical Pathways to Osteopathy (1 credit)

Course exceptions

After successfully completing the assigned bridging courses, you'll be admitted into Year 2 (Semester 3) of our Osteopathy degree. In order to earn your Osteopathy degree, you'll need to complete all courses in the remaining three years of the program, with the following exceptions.

You will additionally take:

  • Year 2: OSTP 11271D: Clinical Methodology (3 credits)
  • Year 2: SCIE 22437D: Human Physiology for Allied Health (2 credits)
  • Year 3: SCIE 31116D: Pathophysiology for Allied Health (3 credits)

You will not need to take:*

  • SCIE 26661D: Pathophysiology 1 (3 credits)
  • OSTP 24645D: Structure & Function 2 – Lower Cervicals, Thorax & Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • OSTP 22482D: Applied Clinical Practice 2 (1 credit)
  • FLPL 21839D: Internship Prep (1 credit)
  • SCIE 39622D: Pathophysiology 2 – Systemic Interactions (3 credits)
  • RESE 37626D: Statistical Methods in Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • RESE 42279D: Applied Research Methods for Health Sciences (3 credits)
  • BUSM 44956D: Business Entrepreneurship for Clinical Practitioners (3 credits)
  • 6 Degree Breadth Electives (3 credits each)

*Athletic Therapy graduates are also exempt from the following course:

  • OSTP 20782D: Clinical Experience 2 (0.5 credits)

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Ontario College Diploma

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2 years (4 semesters)

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Program Mission

Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.

Program Vision

Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.

Critical Performance Statement

Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.

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Field Placements

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Writer-in-Residence program

Each year, Sheridan’s Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing (CW&P) program hosts a Writer-in-Residence. The 8-month residency is awarded to a writer who embodies the distinctiveness and dynamism of the & in our program name.

In addition to working on at least one specific writing project of their own during their tenure, the Writer-in-Residence is responsible for creative leadership, mentoring and public outreach in the area of creative writing and/or publishing.

How our Writer-in-Residence supports Sheridan students

Students in our CW&P program benefit from the work and mentorship of our Writer-in-Residence, who:

  • shares their expertise and experience as a creative professional and working writer;
  • performs public readings from their recently published work and/or current work-in-progress;
  • organizes public lectures and/or workshops; and
  • works with faculty to augment existing curriculum in the area of creative writing, publishing and/or creativity.

2023–24 Writer-in-Residence

Kate Cayley, Sheridan's Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning fiction writer, playwright and poet Kate Cayley is joining Sheridan as the 2023–24 CW&P Writer-in-Residence.

Cayley has published two short story collections and three collections of poetry, and her plays have been performed in Canada, the U.S. and the UK. She has won the Trillium Book Award, an O. Henry Prize and the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, the ReLit Award for both fiction and poetry, and the K.M. Hunter Award for Fiction.

Her writing has appeared in such literary publications as Brick, Electric Literature, Joyland, Best Canadian Poetry and Best Canadian Stories, and she has been a writer-in-residence at McMaster University and the Toronto Public Library.

"Kate’s diverse work plumbs meaning, strangeness and beauty from the spaces we inhabit, even in our domestic lives, while tackling some of the big philosophical questions we all face," says Dr. Genevieve Amaral, Associate Dean, School of Humanities and Creativity. "Our Sheridan community welcomes her capacious intellect, limpid style and wonderful mentorship with full hearts, open ears, and pens, paper and keyboards at the ready!"

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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From ideas to impact: a masterclass in applied creativity and innovation

Are you a business lead who's looking to level up your company's culture of creativity and entrepreneurship?

Sheridan offers FREE, one-hour masterclasses on topics such as:

  • Creative Strategies for an EDI-driven World
  • The Science of Creativity and Innovation
  • Intra- and Entrepreneurial Thinking, and
  • Creative Team Leadership

These masterclasses will catalyze your climate of innovation and give your team an exclusive look into Sheridan’s one-of-a-kind graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation.*

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*Advance further with our Applied Creativity and Innovation graduate certificate

Our new graduate certificate in Applied Creativity and Innovation is a great professional development (PD) opportunity for many company teams. The program teaches complex problem-solving, creativity, innovation and negotiation skills — competencies that make companies more resilient and adaptable as they face the unique challenges presented by the future of work.

Why this program is a great choice for PD:

  • Flexible hours — your employees can complete their graduate certificate online, at their own pace.
  • Relevant coursework – they can choose electives that are most applicable to their position at your company.
  • Award-winning faculty – they’ll learn from instructors who are on the cutting-edge of creativity and innovation research.
  • Practicum project – they’ll work alongside our team of experts to resolve an issue that your business is facing today — whether it’s how to leverage artificial intelligence technology, advance your sustainability efforts, update your marketing strategies, address supply chain inefficiencies or another challenge.

This new graduate certificate is currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Apprenticeship Exemption Test

The Apprenticeship Exemption Test (AET) provides a chance for students who are learning a skilled trade to bypass in-class studies.

In most cases, you need to score 70% or higher to pass the AET. If you score lower than 70%, you'll need to wait three months before you can try again (with some exceptions for certain exams).

Apprenticeship Exemption Tests are administered at the Hazel McCallion Campus in Mississauga, through Sheridan's Assessment Centre.

Learn more about the AET, including eligibility criteria, available tests and how to register.

Sheridan is a Ministry-approved Apprenticeship Exemption Test centre, authorized through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training & Skills Development (MLITSD), for both apprentices and non-apprentices.

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Faculty

Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies

Designation

Ontario College Diploma

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Location

Davis Campus

7899 McLaughlin Road,  Brampton


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Program Summary


Program availability

Ontario College Diploma

Full-time 2 years Program code: PPNSG

Ontario College Diploma
Start date Campus Delivery Status
Jan 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
May 2025 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Available
Sep 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Waitlisted
May 2024 Davis Campus (Brampton)
In Person
Closed

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