To all NEW (entering) and RETURNING students:
Students are asked to take their health related documents to the St. Clair College Health Nurse, located on the first floor of the main campus, Room 164, and all other clearance related documents can be delivered to the Admissions Enquiry desk in the front lobby. Please click on the MEDICAL AND NON-MEDICAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS image below for specific information you will need to complete your clearance. If you have any questions please contact the nursing office at South Campus at 519-972-2727 Ex 4227, Thames Campus at 519-354-9100 Ex 3244, or the Chair of the School of Nursing, Linda Watson, at either campus Ex. 3233.
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.
Mature students - See Admission Procedures
The Personal Support Worker program prepares graduates with knowledge and skills to provide compassionate, safe and supportive care to individuals across their lifespan including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, age and mental health challenges. Students will develop assessment and communications skills in order to identify and document pertinent information about their client’s health status. Students will learn to provide client-centered and client-directed care based on ethical principles, sensitive to diverse client and family values, beliefs and needs, and follow the direction of care plan.
- Work placement.
- Practical hands-on training in well-equipped simulation labs.
There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies. Some opportunities also exist in the non-profit sector including the Alzheimer Society. There is also the potential for employment in retail homecare services.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS
- Program Physical Demands Analysis: H932 / K933
- Student clinical placements are assigned. Student personal requests for placement cannot be accommodated
- Windsor students may be placed anywhere in Windsor and Essex county
- Chatham students may be placed anywhere in Chatham and Kent county
- Clinical placement schedules may include shifts on days, afternoons, weekends and holidays throughout the program based on clinical need and agency availability
- Students are responsible for their own travel and costs to clinical placements
- Students are responsible for the cost of scrub uniforms/footwear and other incidentals as required
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:
2018-2019 Tuition Fees
For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.
Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.
Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.
Professionalism and Crosscultural Communication
Anatomy & Physiology for the Personal Support Worker
Pathophysiology for the Personal Support Worker
Skills Management and Safety Promotion
Practium 1 -- Lab
Practium 1 -- Clinical (S/U)
Mental Health & Dementia Studies
Family Studies & Community Care
Restorative and Palliative Care
Practium II -- Clinical (S/U)
Preceptorship in Long Term Care
Preceptorship in Community
Pharmacology for the Personal Support Worker