*Please Note: This program is offered in hybrid learning mode (online and practical onsite components) Weekday and weekend schedules are available, contact the college for more details.
A Personal Support Worker improves the quality of life of an individual and their immediate family members through their expertise in health and palliative care. NACPT’s Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the skills and proficiency essential to provide long-term care to individuals with extensive conditions. The program will qualify you to provide personal care at the individuals’ private residence, hospitals, long-term facilities, community centres, and schools and look after their personal, physical, psychological and emotional needs.
Some of the responsibilities a personal support worker’s role holds will include:
A trained Personal Support Worker might be required to be a part of a healthcare team working under a Registered Health Professional (RHP). This program will cover the Regulated Health Professions Act needed to perform tasks designated by an RHP, including administering medicines prescribed for the individual.
The PSW program will meet all industry standards through theory and practicum conducted under the guidance of qualified instructors with extensive industry experience as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
Please be advised*: Students of the Personal Support Worker program will be required to complete the mandatory community and facility placement hours in a long-term care facility affiliated with NACPT Pharma College, to graduate.
NACPT offers its unique Job Assistance Program for all graduates. Being a part of the program will allow the graduates to work with an industry professional, individually, to obtain the maximum job opportunities in the Healthcare industry. As part of this program, a career development team will help each NACPT graduate tailor their resume, prepare for specific job positions, conduct mock interviews, connect with industry experts, and have exclusive access to the job market. Every qualified student will receive references on particular projects completed under this program. You will also have the opportunity to network with NACPT alumni working in healthcare or related sectors.
NACPT has designed this Job Development Program to help the students prepare a career plan knowing the industry better through expert advice. Please note that this program is optional and is not mandatory for graduation. Learn More.
GRANTS / SCHOLARSHIPS / EDUCATIONAL PLANS
NACPT offers various grants under the Government of Canada as well as scholarships to our students who are qualified for the same. Find out all the available grants from the link below.
PSW01 – PSW Foundations
PSW02 – Safety and Mobility
PSW03 – Body Systems
PSW04 – Assisting with Personal Hygiene
PSW05 – Abuse and Neglect
PSW06 – Household Management, Nutrition and Hydration
PSW07 – Care Planning / Restorative Care / Documentation / Working in the Community
PSW08 – Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
PSW09 – Assisting the Dying Person
PSW10 – Assisting with Medications
PSW11 – Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
PSW12 – Health Conditions
PSW13 – Clinical Placement (Community) – summary only
PSW14 – Clinical Placement (Facility) – summary only
Please note*: The mandatory Community and Facility clinical placements should be completed through the long-term care centres affiliated with NACPT Pharma College.
The graduates of this program will have the following career skills:
Graduates of the PSW program will qualify for the following job verticals in Canada:
Please allow for 1 – 2 business days for our administrative team to review your application.
Once your application has been reviewed, our administrative team will contact you to book a meeting for any grant application (if applicable) or to create your payment plan.