Programs

Professional Integration into Nursing in Quebec for Internationally-Educated Nurses

Important Dates

Next Program

January 2021

NOTE: Only candidates that have completed the ICELBAN Language and Math Dosage testing, have had an interview with the Program Coordinator and have obtained the required French level will be invited to apply by email

Next Program

July 2021

Next Information Session (for July 2021 Program)

February 2021, date to be confirmed

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

Candidates eligible to attend this Information Session must:

• Hold the decision letter rendered by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equivalence Committee

• Have their Canadian or Permanent Resident status

For additional information, contact nursing@johnabbott.qc.ca

Program Overview

Full-time Program - Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC) CWA.OK

This program is designed to allow Internationally-educated nurses who wish to become licensed in Québec to complete the Consolidation of Nursing Skills or Professional Integration stage required by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ). This program also prepares the students for the Professional Licensing Examination set by the OIIQ that will allow them to practice nursing in Quebec in the capacity of Registered Nurses (RN).   In addition, the program offers an introduction to Quebec’s culture, nursing and health care practices in a context that can be significantly different from their country of origin.

This is a FULL-TIME TUITION-FREE program funded by the Ministère de l’Éducation de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) providing you have established your Canadian & Quebec residency status.




Job Outlook

The health care sector is actively searching for qualified candidates; job prospects are excellent. Graduates of the Nursing program work in many health care settings, such as acute or chronic care hospitals, rehabilitation centres, clinics and more…

Graduates of the program are expected to have the knowledge and abilities to practice nursing in a rapidly changing health care system, in a manner which is professional, caring, clinically competent and ethically and legally grounded. They will function as collaborative members of the health care team, in accordance with the Québec Nurses’ Act. All graduates must pass the Order of Nurses of Québec (OIIQ) licensing exam and meet the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) requirements to practice in Québec.

Courses & Schedule

Cohorts

2-3 cohorts per year (January and July)

Duration of program

23-25 weeks (615 hours)
Classes and clinical assignments take place Monday through Friday mostly during the day.

Stage

36 days of stage
Students will participate in stages in clinical settings throughout the Montreal region (days/and or evenings)

* ALL COURSES ARE OFFERED IN AN ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Credit Courses

Consists of 4 credit courses



Course Number Course Title Hours
180-90P-AB Transition to Nursing in Quebec 90
180-91P-AB Transition to Nursing in Quebec 75
180-92P-AB Health & Illness I 210
180-93P-AB Health & Illness II 240
Total 615
Transition to Nursing in Quebec
Course Number180-90P-AB
Hours90
Transition to Nursing in Quebec
Course Number180-91P-AB
Hours75
Health & Illness I
Course Number180-92P-AB
Hours210
Health & Illness II
Course Number180-93P-AB
Hours240
Total
Course Number
Hours615

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements
  • Hold a nursing diploma from your native country
  • Have a Canadian or Permanent Resident status
  • Hold the decision letter rendered by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equilavence Committee
  • Hold a comparative evaluation of studies done outside of Quebec issued by “le ministère de l’immigration et des Communautés culturelles” (MICC)
  • Mandatory attendance at an Information Session
  • Mandatory English Language Aptitude Testing – ICELBAN (no other results of tests (IELTS or other) will be accepted)
  • Mandatory Math for Medications Aptitude testing
  • Have completed LEVEL 6 of the Quebec Francisation Program
  • Priority will be given to candidates that have completed the Quebec Francisation Program and/or OQLF
  • Good knowledge of the English language is required: reading, writing, effective communication skills, undersanding, speaking, etc.
  • Recommended: Good working knowledge of computer use, Word, PowerPoint, web search, email, etc.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM

(These documents are NOT required for the application – they will only be needed if you are accepted to the program)

The Québec Ministry of Social Affairs has stated that all students registered in Career Programs requiring field work in hospitals must be properly immunized for certain communicable diseases.  Student must show proof of proper immunization.

NOTES:

  • Contact your physician and your CLSC immediately to make an appointment; the above documents are both mandatory for the clinical part of the program and the process will take more than one visit before being completed.
  • NO wait list available when a program is full.

Admission Fees

Title Cost
Math for Meds & I-CELBAN Language Aptitude Testing (non-refundable) $75
Application (non-refundable) $30
Registration (per semester – based on full-time/QC residency status) $117
Books & Materials (an approximate cost and may be subject to change) $900
Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) Registration $224.20

Application Procedure

Step 1

Attend Mandatory Information Session

  •  Registration is done online through our website – refer to “Important Dates” tab
  • Candidates eligible to attend information session:
    – Hold the decision rendered by the “Ordre des infirmieres et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equivalence Committee
    – Have a Canadian or Permanent Resident status
Step 2

ICELBAN English Language Testing (Listening, Writing & Reading Comprehension) and Math for Medications Testing

  • Registration is done online and by email invitation ONLY to:
    – Candidates that have attended an information session
    – Candidates that have a Canadian or Permanent Resident status
    – Candidates that hold the decision rendered by the “Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec” (OIIQ) Equivalence Committee
    – Priority will be given to candidates that have completed the Quebec Francisation Program and/or OQLF
    – Candidates who would like to re-test – ICELBAN Language test and/or Math for Medications test. Previous testing date must be 6 months prior to the next testing date
  • NEXT TESTING DATE:  March 2021, date to be confirmed
Step 3

ICELBAN Speaking Test / Interview

  • Based on the results of the ICELBAN English Language testing (Listening, Writing & Reading Comprehension) and the Math for Medication testing, candidates will be invited for an interview with the Program Coordinator to complete the Speaking test component of the ICELBAN Language test.
  • The 30 minute interview will be conducted in English and French.
Step 4

APPLICATION

  • Application is done online and by email invitation ONLY to:
    – Candidates that have done the ICELBAN Language testing (Listening, Writing, Reading Comprehension & Speaking Test) and the Math for Medications Testing
    – Candidates that have completed LEVEL 6 of the Quebec Francisation Program
  • Priority will be given to candidates that have completed the Quebec Francisation Program and/or OQLF
  • APPLICATION PERIOD FOR JANUARY 2021 COHORT:  date to be confirmed
  • When applying: Use this checklist to ensure that you have included all the necessary documents – please click here.

ICELBAN Language Testing

ICELBAN (Institutional Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses) is an assessment tool designed to assess the English language proficiency of internationally educated nurses (IENs) who wish to follow the Transition to Nursing in Quebec for Internationally-Educated Nurses program.  We use it to ensure that all applicants can communicate effectively & safely in the clinical setting as soon as you enter the program. This is a hospital language requirement.

ICELBAN Language Testing consists of the following:

  • Listening Test
  • Writing Test
  • Reading Comprehension Test
  • Speaking Test

All eligible candidates will be sent an email invitation by the Nursing Office to register for the testing day.

TESTING at John Abbott College will include the following (no electronic devices allowed):

  1. Math for Medications Aptitude Test (1 hr)
  2. ICELBAN Language Aptitude Test (3 hrs):
    – Listening, Writing and  Reading Comprehension
  3. Candidates with the highest results from the ICELBAN Language and Math for Medications Aptitude testing will be invited for an interview with the Program Coordinator to complete the Speaking Test Component of the ICELBAN Language Testing
  4. ICELBAN Speaking Test (30 min)
    – Interview will be scheduled several weeks after the testing day, candidates will be contacted by email
    – Priority will be given to candidates that have completed the Quebec Francisation Program and/or OQLF
    – Interview will be conducted in English & French

 

For more information on the CELBAN follow the links below:

Math for Medications

MATH FOR MEDICATIONS APTITUDE TESTING:

 GOOGLE NURSING DOSAGE CALCULATIONS

Volunteer

The Hospital Elder Life Program (H.E.L.P.) Volunteer Program of the Jewish General Hospital

The Jewish General Hospital is inviting candidates to be H.E.L.P. volunteers. This opportunity allows volunteers to be directly involved with the patient’s care plan and to work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.

Required Qualities:

  • Reliability and capacity of attention to seniors;
  • Good judgement and maturity;
  • Discretion, empathy and diplomacy;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Capacity to work within a hospital team (e.g. nurses, Elder life specialist, etc.)
  • Bilingual (English/french) required;
  • Knowledge of a third language, an asset.

Others requirements

  • Pass the selection interview ;
  • Two references from teachers;
  • Pass the criminal background check process ;
  • Perform the theoretical and practical training provided by the hospital.
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