Offered at Nightingale Nursing Registry Ltd.

LAKEFIELD PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER PROGRAM

March 6, 2018 – October 12, 2018

Program Description:

Personal Support Workers provide supportive care to clients who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural challenges. They must be compassionate and conscientious – working cooperatively with clients of different backgrounds, their families and other members of the health care team.

Students will receive instruction in the classroom and lab setting to develop their skills prior to placement. This program provides supervised placement, followed by a consolidation
placement in a nursing home and in-home agency.

While in practicum experiences, students will attend the hours of the facility and/or their preceptor.

This program enables graduates to begin working as Personal Support Workers immediately upon completion of the program.

Career Opportunities:

Personal Support Workers provide a range of support to help their clients live as independently as possible. Assistance with the routines of daily living may include personal care, bathing, meals and home management. Personal Support Workers are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, and community agencies providing support in the client’s home. They work under the supervision of regulated health professionals including registered nurses, registered practical nurses, physiotherapists, and other members of the health team, as well as the client. Personal Support Workers are responsible to their clients and their employers.

Program Dates & Times:

March 6, 2018 – October 12, 2018
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays

Theory & Lab: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Practicum I, II & III: Various Shifts
Ontario College Certificate

Program Design:

This program is designed to meet the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development program standards for Personal Support Workers. Students will complete 695 hours of instruction including theory, laboratory practice and placement.