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Collège Boréal to offer Practical Nursing program in Hearst, Kapuskasing, Nipissing and Windsor

16 February 2021
Starting in September 2022, Collège Boréal will offer its Practical Nursing program on all of its campuses, extending to Hearst, Kapuskasing, Nipissing and Windsor.

Widening this program’s reach bolsters Boréal’s position as a leader in healthcare training. The Practical Nursing program, which is already available at Boréal’s Sudbury, Timmins and Toronto campuses, provides aspiring licensed practical nurses with the training they need to enter a rewarding career.

Licensed practical nurses provide care as members of multidisciplinary teams that aim to maintain or restore health and prevent diseases. They accompany people of all ages through their healthcare journey and perform their duties in an ever-changing environment.

New teaching approaches make it possible to offer this two-year training program on all seven of Collège Boréal’s campuses. In every community offering the program, the practical courses, labs and work placements will take place in a face-to-face setting in collaboration with a number of partners in the healthcare sector, while the theory courses will be delivered via Zoom.

“Over the past ten months, our students have often told us that providing our courses through Zoom makes our programs more accessible,” said Lyne Michaud, Vice-President, Academic, of Collège Boréal. “Accessibility is a strategic priority for our college and offering the Practical Nursing program in an alternative mode is a way for us to meet the needs of students.”

The challenges we have faced in the past year have put the spotlight on the incredible work being done by our healthcare workers. One of our roles at Collège Boréal is to adapt quickly to evolving healthcare needs. The experience we gained using diversified delivery models during the pandemic made us realize that it was possible to provide this program on every one of our campuses. We are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of Practical Nursing students in Hearst, Kapuskasing, Nipissing and Windsor in September 2022.
Extending our Practical Nursing program is consistent with Collège Boréal’s vision of benefiting our communities by offering quality training that meets the needs and priorities of our partners and clients. Our move forward is made possible thanks to our partners in these communities and their commitment to the program’s success. We will continue to count on these partnerships to develop new programs, such as a Bachelor of Nursing degree, over the coming months.


Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.

Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in seven campuses and 38 sites located in 26 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.

According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in two of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, and, for a fourth consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.

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