Join John Abbott’s Nursing Program on our beautiful lakeside campus! Preparing graduates to work as registered nurses for nearly 50 years.
Our Nursing program is renowned for its innovation in nursing education. We are committed to preparing our students for real-life practice in an increasingly challenging, complex healthcare system.
In our state-of-the-art learning environment, classroom and laboratory experiences include integrated simulation, combined with clinical fieldwork in Montreal-area hospitals. Students practice in specialties ranging from obstetrics, pediatrics, medicine and surgery to geriatrics and psychiatry. The hours spent in the clinical setting gradually increase so that, by the third year, students spend much of their time in a hospital setting integrating all that they have learned.
CEGEP-UNIVERSITY INTEGRATED NURSING PROGRAM (DEC-BN)
Our five-year Integrated Nursing program is an opportunity for eligible graduates of the DEC program to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years. We have a partnership with McGill University’s School of Nursing. Our program builds on the college foundation and streamlines the university component.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES NURSING PROGRAM?
In addition to our recognized simulation program, we are the only English CEGEP to offer multiple nursing programs to meet the needs of new students and nurses looking to renew and enhance nursing knowledge and skills, in preparation for nursing practice and licensure in Québec.
Apart from the three-year Nursing program at John Abbott College, we offer the following programs through our Centre for Continuing Education:
- Two-year Nursing Intensive program (NIP): An accelerated full-time 24 consecutive month program
- Internationally Educated Nursing (IEN) program: A full time day program of a 6 month duration, designed to allow internationally educated nurses who wish to become licensed in Québec
- Refresher program: A fulltime day program designed to prepare nurses who have been out of the workplace for four years or more
*For more information, please contact the Centre for Continuing Education, ext. 5272
WHY CHOOSE JOHN ABBOTT?
- Small clinical teacher-student ratios
- Exciting international internships opportunities in Jamaica and Ghana
Third-year nursing students have an opportunity to participate in a ten day community health experience in the rural southern coast of Jamaica, Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth and Mandeville. Fundraising events are held to reduce costs of those who wish to go.The experience will enable students to meet several competencies of the program, specifically the ambulatory care competencies. They will experience the relationship between culture and health and will begin to expand their cultural competence abilities to enhance their practice of professional nursing. In addition they will reflect on their knowledge, values, beliefs, ethics and life experience. They will develop their teaching abilities and public speaking skills, which can be used to teach in the workplace upon graduation.
Students give health promotion presentations and conduct related activities, participate in blood pressure and vision screening in community centres and tour rural Black River Hospital and urban Mandeville Regional Hospital. Cultural excursions will enable the students to learn about Jamaican culture.
- Award-winning simulation program
Nursing students are provided with an opportunity to learn using state-of-the-art, high fidelity simulators, as well as professional standardized patients and virtual patients, making John Abbott a leader in nursing education. This College has received a national award (SIM ONE award) recognizing its innovative approach to teaching our future nurses. Simulation, now widely accepted as an integral method in nursing education, is used in labs and class, and complements the clinical experience for our students.In addition to our fully equipped simulation centre onsite, John Abbott College has partnered with the regional simulation centre in Montreal, Environnements avec simulateur patient pour l’apprentissage (ESPA) where students benefit from simulation experiences off-campus.
Join us and let John Abbott prepare you for an exciting career in nursing today!
- State-of-the-art learning environment
- Peer tutoring
John Abbott has a well-established Nursing Peer Tutoring program to promote student success in the clinical and academic environments. Second and third-year students assist learning in labs, as well as in individual and small group settings. Whether its case studies, help with clinical organization or skills tips and tricks, we have something for you! Additionally, tutors who meet the criteria, are rewarded with the Student Involvement Recognition (SIR) on their transcripts to demonstrate their professional dedication to future employers.
- Faculty tutoring hours, specific online support
- Health and Wellness day
The JAC Health and Wellness Clinic is an annual event in which students from Nursing, Paramedic Care, and Dental Hygiene departments collaborate. A variety of basic screening assessments, including blood pressure measurement, blood testing to screen for glycemic control and cholesterol levels, blood typing, electrocardiograms and cardiovascular age assessment s are undertaken. Education is offered to John Abbott faculty and staff about potential health concerns identified by the screening procedures, as well as how to reduce existing risk factors for illness and how to promote excellent dental health.
- McGill retention project
Under the umbrella of Dialogue McGill, second and third-year nursing students participate in a Health Caravan that travels to the Laurentians and Eastern Townships. Students have an opportunity to perform health care screening and activities for high school students and senior citizens in the Anglophone areas of these regions.This experience gives our nursing students valuable insight into community nursing and allows them to collaborate with students in other technology programs who are also part of this project including: Dental Hygiene, Paramedic Care, Youth, Adult and Correctional Intervention, and Police Technology programs.Under the guidance of their teachers, students build interactive kiosks that are adapted to the age of the community members, which address current physical and mental health care issues.
- Workshops (note taking, study skills, time management, textbook reading, stress reduction, CV preparation, and interview skills)
OUR FACULTY AND STAFF:
All Nursing faculty members are university educated nurses who are registered members of the Québec Professional Nurses Association (Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers de Québec (OIIQ)). Our teachers have a variety of specializations and fields of expertise. Teachers with expert knowledge in their particular subjects will teach the other core courses.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CAREER IN NURSING
Nursing can be one of the most demanding and rewarding careers requiring exceptional attention to detail and a compassion for those in need.
Nursing is a profession that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Nurses are set apart from other health care providers by their approach to patient care, training, and scope of practice. Nurses practice in many specialties with differing levels of patient acuity .
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.
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…
THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…
- You care about people and enjoy working with others.
- You are trustworthy and accountable.
- You have good communication and interpersonal skills.
- You have good observation and problem solving skills.
SAMPLE COURSE PATH
Nursing I: Introduction to Nursing, Human Anatomy & Physiology I, Psychology of human Development
Nursing II: Introduction to Nursing, Human Anatomy & Physiology II, Sociology of Diverse Families and Communities
Nursing III: Health and Illness I, Microbiology & Immunology, Psychology: Issues in Health Care
Nursing IV: Health and Illness II, Sociology of Health
Nursing V: Health and Illness III, Pathophysiology
Nursing VI: Intergration
For complete list of courses, please view the Course Calendar.
Our students are very much in demand in hospitals and a variety of different health care settings. This trend is expected to continue due to the increasing shortage of nurses and the aging population of Canadians .
STUDENT FOR A DAY
If you are interested in a Student for a Day experience, we invite you to attend the Open House at John Abbott and contact our Nursing department .
CEGEP ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A Secondary School Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics, Secondary 4 Science and Technology or Secondary 4 Applied Science and Technology, Secondary 4 History and Citizenship Education.
OR a Secondary School Vocational Diploma which includes:
Secondary 5 Language of Instruction, Secondary 5 Second Language, Secondary 4 Mathematics.
OR Applicants who have not studied in Québec must have education deemed equivalent by the College.
This program has specific prerequisites.
- Sec. IV Science and Technology OR Applied Science and Technology AND Sec. IV Environmental Science and Technology OR Science and the Environment
- Sec. V Chemistry
- and strongly recommended, Sec. IV Mathematics Technical & Scientific Option or Sec. IV Mathematics Science Option
This program has specific requirements.
Prior to starting their clinical rotation in the first semester, nursing students are required to have completed:
- A CPR and First Aid certification course for Health Care Providers (HCP). The College (Nursing department) will provide two opportunities for students to attend this CPR/First Aid course. This course will be offered prior to the start of the 10D course, and in the early weeks before students begin their clinical rotation.
- Registration with the provincial licensing organization, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ)
- A medical examination including an immunization record
All graduates must pass the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) licensing exam and meet the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) requirements to practice in Québec.
HOW DO I APPLY:
John Abbott College is affiliated with the Service régional d’admission du Montréal métropolitain (SRAM) and uses its online application service.
The application deadline is March 1 (Fall semester) and November 1 (winter semester) Warning: The documents and payment must be submitted by the deadline.
Fall for 3-year program
Winter for 2-year program
- Complete the online application at admission.sram.qc.ca
- Select John Abbott and the program of your choice along with the corresponding SRAM program number.
- If applicable, mail in photocopies of all required documents and the application fee.
Students whose prerequisites are more than five years old should contact the Admissions office.
514 457-6610 x5361, 5355 & 5358
514 457-6610 x5376 (3-yr)
514 457-6610 x5633 (2-yr intensive)
514 457-6610 x5013 (General Nursing information)