Health Assistance and Nursing

The Health Assistance & Nursing program prepares you with the skills to deliver health care to patients in order to support their optimal quality of life. Nursing assistants carry out a variety of essential tasks and are an important part of a health care team.

Our exciting learning spaces include interactive classrooms and laboratories that simulate a true to life hospital environment. Working in small groups, you will benefit from co-operative learning with your classmates. All of our teachers are former nurses and they share their experience through hands on learning and support. Learning theory is complemented by real world experience in a hospital setting through our student placement program.

Skills you will learn:

  • Care of patients
  • How to administer medication and perform medical procedures
  • Understanding how body systems work
  • CPR and PDSB


Total Duration: 22 months 

Total hours: 1800 hours

Total Tuition fee: C$ 41,260

Application Fee: C$150


Admission Requirements: 

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • High School Diploma (Equivalent to Grade 11) 

  • The English and French languages proficiency 

The language test is NOT required. However,your level of English must be equal to IELTS 5.5 and French at B2 level to be admitted in the program.


Required Documents:

  • Copy of your high school diploma and transcripts; 

  • Copy of any post-secondary diploma/degree and transcripts; 

  • Copy of your birth certificate; 

  • ID page of your passport, 


Visa Process:

This important stage can be done either by yourself or by an Immigration Lawyer (or an ICCRC Member). In both ways, STAR can help you out! 


Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ): Required

Study Permit: Required 


* Note: All documents must be translated in English or French


Career Prospects


A career in healthcare

Health care professionals are in high demand. We assist our graduates in finding work in hospitals, nursing homes, and long-term health care facilities. Many use the program as a stepping-stone to become a Registered Nurse.

Health Assistance and Nursing

  • LBP-5825

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