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Transition to Practical Nursing (PSW to PN)

NURS 6581

In this course, students will examine the transition in role from Personal Support Worker (PSW) to Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). This course will include a simulation bootcamp to assist in the identification of the transition in scope from PSW to RPN. Throughout the theory in this course, students will examine from various lenses the change in role from PSW to RPN. This will include an examination of scope of practice, nursing process, communication and documentation as well as critical thinking, decision-making and clinical judgment. Through the identification of students' current scope, they will be able to clearly see the transition required in their continued studies to become an RPN.


Minimum passing grade for this course is 60%

Admission Requirements

This course is only available to students who have been accepted into the PSW to PN Bridge program. If you register in this course without receiving your acceptance letter you will be removed from the course and charged our standard withdraw fee.

If you are Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in Ontario and interested in pursuing a career as a Practical Nursing (PN) please visit Durham College PSW to PN Bridge for details.


  • Spring/Summer - None required

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14052May 9, 2023 to June 27, 202312:00 am - 12:01 am21Online$166.09CLOSEDNotify Me