Course Description

In this course students will be provided with opportunities to develop and demonstrate achievement of the College of Nurses of Ontario’s entry-to-practice competencies. As such, students in the course will be provided opportunities to learn and consistently demonstrate professional conduct in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario’s standards for nursing practice and ethics and that the primary duty is to the client to ensure safe competent, ethical nursing care. Students will also have opportunities to develop and demonstrate an understanding of the concept of public protection and the duty to provide and improve health care services in collaboration with clients and other members of the interprofessional health care team, stakeholders, and policy makers.


This is the fourth course of the Council of Ontario Universities' (COU) Competency-Based Courses for Internationally-Educated Nurses (IEN) program.


Successful completion of the first three IEN program courses.
1. Academic and Professional Writing
2. English Language and Culture of Nursing in Canada
3. Ethical Practice
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