The Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium will be accepting another intake of students to start the competency-bridging program of study in September 2023. Applications will open on the website from April 1, 2023 to April 30, 2023. More information can be found here https://rncompetencies.ca/.
The competency-bridging program of study is designed to help internationally educated nurses meet the College of Nurses of Ontario’s nursing education requirement, the College of Nurses of Ontario’s evidence of recent practice requirement, and become eligible to write the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The components of the program of study include: 1) an orientation to the program of study; 2) English language, communication, and culture of nursing in Canada courses; 3) competency-based courses; 4) simulation lab courses; 5) clinical placement courses; and 6) a transition to professional practice course which includes employment supports.
All of the courses are offered through universities online and are supported by in-person simulation labs and clinical placements. Students might be eligible for up to $5,000 in tuition assistance through the Ontario Bridging Participant Assistance Program.