A trade school program designed to help people get back into school is looking to expand the reach of a program that was once meant to provide a pathway to a career in nursing.
The program, known as the Nursing Master’s Program, was launched by the trade schools of the University of Toronto and the University at Buffalo.
It is designed to give people a pathway from nursing to a better job, including careers in medical, social work, social services and other sectors.
This fall, the two schools will begin offering the program at their respective campuses.
“It’s the kind of thing that can be scaled up to a degree, and it’s a program where you don’t have to be a nurse or a registered nurse to start,” said Christine Egan, an associate professor of nursing at the University’s Kellogg School of Management and a former associate vice-president of the College of Nursing.
The new program is not an expansion of the existing nursing program, the Nursing Education Program.
The Nursing Master of Nursing Program is an intensive, seven-week program designed for students who are considering a career as a nurse.
It includes a four-week placement program and an intensive three-week internship, and includes an orientation to the profession, including training in nursing and the skills needed to operate a clinical practice.
Students will complete a four week program of study to learn about nursing and gain the necessary experience to apply for positions in nursing homes, hospitals, nursing homes and other settings.
There is no specific time frame for when students can start to apply, but they can start with a three week placement program, and they can then begin to earn their nursing diploma from a school of their choice.
The goal of the program is to give students the skills they need to work as nurses, to be part of a community that is caring for the most vulnerable people in our communities, Egan said.
Egan also said that many people in the nursing profession are looking to work in healthcare settings, but there are a lot of barriers to getting into these settings, and the programs are designed to address those barriers.
“What the program will do is provide an opportunity for them to earn the credentials they need, and we believe that the first step is to have the skills, and then you need to actually apply,” she said.
A nurse’s diploma is needed to register as a registered nursing assistant, or RN, and can be used for everything from completing paperwork to assisting with home health services.
Currently, registered nurses only need to have an associate’s degree, a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
This program, however, will include a six-week, four-day training program that will allow nurses to apply to nursing schools across the country.
Students can earn a certificate in nursing in six weeks, or complete the Nursing Care Professional Examination in a two-week period.
The completion of this examination will give students a certificate of completion, which will allow them to work at home or in a nursing facility.
Once a registered nurses degree is obtained, they can apply to the Ontario Nursing Board, which provides a range of programs, including the Ontario Registered Nurse (ONRN) program, which offers a certificate and diploma in nurse care.
Ewan said she hopes that by working with the trade school and the colleges to build this program, students will be able to take advantage of the programs and the opportunities they have.
“We’re going to be able, once the nursing program is up and running, to expand it to include more schools,” she added.
“The goal is to build a pipeline for people to get into nursing.”
With files from Catherine Ducey, CTV Toronto