certificate program

Personal Support Worker

This program is for people who are looking for a career path that will allow them to connect with people on a one-on-one basis. Personal support workers are important members of our communities and the healthcare system as they provide assistance and support to people who are in need.

How to apply

Your Career Path

A Personal Support Worker (PSW) works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse. Based on the individual needs of each person that they support, the PSW assists persons with the tasks of daily living such as home management, personal care, family responsibilities, social and recreational activities. These services are provided in homes and apartments in the community, in long-term care facilities, congregate housing settings, in the workplace and in educational facilities. This program is intended to meet the Ministry of Health guidelines established by its Long-Term Care Division.

Run in partnership with Confederation College, Oshki-Wenjack’s uniquely blended delivery method allows you to stay in your home community for the majority of the program. You will take courses through on-line and independent study at home and attend classes, labs and field placements in Thunder Bay for periods each semester.*

* Note: Due to COVID-19 all courses are happening online.

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First Semester

PW 101 Supportive Care Theory I – 42 hours
PW 102 Professional Growth – 42 hours
PN 128 Helping Relationships – 42 hours
PW 130 Anatomy & Physiology – 42 hours
PW 109 Lab Skills for the Personal Support Worker – 45 hours
PW 107 PSW: Community Clinical – 56 hours

Total Hours: 269

Second Semester

CS 050 College Writing – 42 hours
PW 201 Supportive Care Theory II – 42 hours
PW 230 Growth & Development – 42 hours
PW 209 Advanced Labs Skills for the Personal Support Worker – 45 hours
PW 207 PSW Practice II: Clinical – 80 hours

Total Hours: 251

Third Semester

PW 208 PSW Clinical: Consolidation – 160 hours

Total Hours: 160

Accredited Partner

For More Information

Oshki Recruitment

Toll Free: 1-866-636-7454
Phone: 807-626-1897
E-mail: recruitment@oshki.ca

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Our Accredited Partners

Canadore CollegeSault CollegeConfederation CollegeAlgoma UniversityBrock UniversityNipissing University

Main Campus

Address: 106 Centennial Square,
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7E 1H3

Toll Free: 1 (866) 63-OSHKI (67454)


Business Mailing Address

Address: 14-656 City Road,
Fort William First Nation, Ontario, P7J 1K3

Phone: (807) 626-1880

Email: info@oshki.ca

Oshki-Wenjack respectfully acknowledges its campus is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe peoples of Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. We also recognize the contributions made to our community by the Métis people. © Copyright 2020 by Oshki-Pimache-O-Win. All Rights Reserved.
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