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Nursing

Code 180.A0
DiplomaDCS
SectorHealth Services (19)
CUISEP code353-330.CP
Number of credits91 2/3
StatusProgram approved in 2001.
Modified in 2003.
Modified in 2004.
Modified in 2007.
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Soins infirmiers
(1): For students that do not meet the Secondary V Chemistry admission condition, and these students only, successful completion of objective 003R (Analyze the behaviour of matter and the transformation of energy using the principles of chemistry) will replace two objectives from the complementary general education section.

Program objectives

The Nursing program aims to train people to practice the profession of Nursing. Graduates of the Nursing program may practice nursing in Quebec after passing the Order of Nurses of Quebec (OIIQ)licensing exam.

Article 36 of the Nurses Act defines the general field of practice as follows:« The practice of nursing consists in assessing a person's state of health, determining and carrying out of the nursing care and treatment plan, providing nursing and medical care and treatment in order to maintain or restore health and prevent illness, and providing palliative care».

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):

• Sec. IV EST or SE – Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402)
• Sec. V Chemistry – Secondary V Chemistry (551504) (1)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses (3012)

Job titles

registered nurse (R.N.)

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
01Q0 To analyze the work function
01Q1 To develop an integrated perception of the human body and its functions
01Q2 To deal with a client's reactions and behaviours
01Q3 To refer to a conceptual nursing framework to define one's professional practice
01Q4 To use assesment and nursing care procedures
01Q5 To establish a helping communication with the client and his/her significant others
01Q6 To deal with social and cultural realities related to health matters
01Q7 To link immunological disorders and infections to physiological and metabolic mechanisms
01Q8 To interpret a clinical situation by referring to health problems and other problems related to the field of nursing
01Q9 To establish links between pharmacotherapy and a clinical situation
01QA To teach the client and his/her significant others
01QB To assist clients in the maintenance and improvement of their health
01QC To adapt to various work situations
01QD To establish a cooperative relationship with members of the interdisciplinary team
01QE To intervene with hospitalized adults and elderly clients requiring medical/surgical nursing
01QF To use the ethics and values of the profession to understand one's own role
01QG To apply emergency measures
01QH To intervene with clients requiring nursing care in a perinatal setting
01QJ To intervene with children and adolescents requiring nursing care
01QK To intervene with clients receiving medical/surgical nursing care in an ambulatory service
01QL To intervene with clients requiring mental health nursing care
01QM To intervene with adults and elderly clients experiencing loss of autonomy who require institutional nursing
Number of hours allotted to specific training: 2145