Course code: #11651
As a member of an interprofessional healthcare team, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides supportive person-centred care across the lifespan to individuals and families, at various levels of health and wellbeing, in a variety of care environments, including:
long-term, community and/or hospital care settings.
Conestoga's PSW program prepares students to become preferred graduates for the profession, one that truly makes a difference in the lives of others.
Students will progress from beginning engagement to an entry-to-practice prepared professional PSW;
one who participates in the delivery of care as directed by the plan of care/service plan with activities of daily living, comprising personal care, home management, nutrition, and family responsibilities.
Throughout the program, students learn how to promote a comfortable and safe environment for all clients, including those experiencing responsive behaviours, risk for injury and/or clients requiring end-of-life care.
Provincially recognized certificates related to these areas of learning will be received.
Experiential learning, which is central to Conestoga's program, is integrated throughout to support student application of knowledge, skills and judgment.
Students can study at multiple locations, including the Living Classroom.
The Living Classroom is an innovative curriculum delivery model, combining classroom and real-life experiences for students to build increased knowledge and confidence working with older clients and care teams obtained by immediate integration of learning in long-term care and retirement living environments.
|Cost of living||1 person||$7,224|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$7,200|
Conestoga offers a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but have met all other admission criteria.
For more details, visit this page.
|Conestoga English Level||IELTS Academic|
|TOEFL iBT||Pearson Test of English|
No band less than 2
No band less than 4.5
No band less than 5
|Direct entry to most diploma & certificate programs*|
No band less than 5.5
|Direct entry to graduate certificate and degree programs**|
No band less than 6
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