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Personal Support Worker

PSW Program

This Personal Support Worker program is designed for those students who have never worked in this role before and would like to become a certified PSW.

Program begins Monday, September 13, 2021 and is open until Friday November 25, 2022.

 

There are 3 parts to this program:


1. Theory

This is completed online.  Your instructor will be available to you Tuesday-Friday from 8am-12:00 and Monday’s 8am-1pm on Monday’s.  You have 63 weeks to complete your 8 online Modules.   If you complete your modules prior to the 63 weeks you are able to enter into the last 15 weeks of your program which comprises your practicum.

2. Practicum 

You have a 15 week practicum in which you will be assigned to a preceptor to obtain your 450 hours of clinical experience.  These are consecutive weeks and prior to entering the clinical setting you must have your CPR certificate, a clean criminal record check and a satisfactory Social Development check.

3. Labs

You have simulated laboratory experiences in your program that are associated with the relevant theory.  In addition, you also have the option of scheduling two 12 hour days to come to our lab for more intense instruction.


The program has a cost of $5,000 and includes everything except your laptop and internet access.  Classes are virtual and you will have live access to your instructor during the weekday mornings.  Instructors can be reached afterwards via email and will respond within 24 hours.

Once you have completed your theory, labs and practicum, you will qualify to write your Certification Exam.  Exam date and time will be determined by you and your instructor.  The Certification Exam is completed online and you will have an instructor with you, virtually, during the exam.

Upon successful completion of the program you will be qualified to work in any setting which employs PSW’s and qualify to work in any province except Quebec. This PSW certificate program meets provincial PSW certification standards of New Brunswick.


Our Lab

In addition to our virtual simulation labs we offer you the option and/or addition of physically attending our lab in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Our lab is complete with the equipment, environment and staff to insure you have the best opportunity to practice all your core skills.

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Program Details

  • Program Cost: $5,000
  • Modules: 8
  • Practicum: 15 weeks
  • Start Date: September 13, 2021
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