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PSW Certificate Program (Advanced Standing for Nurses)

PSW Certificate Program (Advanced Standing for Nurses)

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PSW Certificate (advance standing) Program

Obtain your Certificate within 6 months. Next Program starts in May 2017

Evenings and Weekends!

Advanced Standing for IEN's (Credits are granted to Nursing Graduates)

Our Program

  • Obtain discount if you are a IEN
  • Convenient Class times: Evenings and Weekends Only
  • Classroom Theory, Simulation Labs & Clinical Placements (Gain real world work experience and be job ready!)
  • Learning from the cirriculum approved from the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) 2015

We provide these added benefits

  • Job Refferals
  • Opportunities with our vast network
  • Recruitment Process Know-How
  • Interview Skills
  • Resume building workshops & tips and skills

What is a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a health care worker that provides daily care to those who are not able to care for themselves (may include personal care, mobility and home management). This includes the elderly, individuals with physical disabilities and individuals with mental disabilities living at home or in long–term care facilities.

 Is the Personal Support Worker Program Right for you?

This program is an excellent fit:

  • Someone who is caring, works well in a team environment and enjoys helping others
  • Ability to work with a variety of backgrounds and at all ages
  • Someone who wants to fast-track into a new and exciting career in healthcare

Personal Support Worker Program (PSW) Overview

Students will develop a broad range of abilities to support individuals who need assistance with routine daily tasks and activities. Students will then apply combined theoretical knowledge with practical skills during field placements.

 Some of the things you’ll learn to do:

  • Activities of daily living, including meal prep, feeding, personal care and hygiene
  • Lift and transfer clients
  • Increase your client’s comfort, safety and mobility
  • Deal with ongoing medical conditions and medications
  • Management of household activities

 Program Length

HCPT College’s program is 700 hours (Advanced Standing for IENs)

  • In-school Theory & practice: (390 hours)
  • Clinical Placement – Community: 110 hours
  • Clinical placement – Facility: 200 hours

 Clinical Work Placements: Hands-On Experience

Placements will include a total of 310 hours in two practicum settings in a community setting and long-term care setting. HCPT College arranges the placements for students where they will practice their skills and knowledge in a real live setting.

Students will gain:

  • On the job experience before they graduate
  • Great networking opportunities for potential hiring after graduation
  • Potential job references to add to their resumes
  • Smooth transition into job market

 

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • Medical Certificate of Fitness & current immunization coverage 
  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Immigration Approval
  • Clear Criminal Background Check for the Vulnerable sector
  • Standard first aid and basic rescuer CPR is required prior to starting the clinical placement

Registration

To register, interested participants must undergo an assessment interview to determine suitability for the PSW program. To schedule an interview with our Director of Education, please call our office at 416 238 5956 Ext. 235 or 236. Our hours of operation are from Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Evening and weekend appointments scheduled by appointment

 About Us

HCPT College is a division of Trillium Talent Resource Group, a recruitment & staffing firm in the health care industry. We are a private career college registered under the Private Career Act 2005 of Ontario. Our Personal Support Worker Program is aligned with the National Association of Career College’s (NACC) curriculum.

Why choose us?

  • Long standing history of specialized expertise in Health Care Education
  • We offer convenient class times (evenings & weekends)
  • Classroom theory & simulation labs and on-the-job learning
  • We provide many added benefits: As a division of a recruitment & staffing firm, our large network of connections allows us to provide job referrals, in addition to recruitment process know-how, resume building & interview skills workshops and more

 Additional Information

Learning from the curriculum approved by the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC), the students will be working toward passing the national uniform final exam administered by NACC at the end of their program. Passing this exam is a PSW program requirement.

Career Opportunities

As a result of Canada’s aging population, the need for personal support workers is increasing. Graduates can find employment in nursing homes, retirement residences, hospitals, hospices, in home care to health care service organizations. Some relevant positions include: family caregiver, home support worker, personal aide & more.

 

 

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