Personal Support Worker Bridging Program
The NACC Personal Support Worker Bridging (PSWB) Program is based upon the Ontario Personal Support Worker Training Standard released in October 2014.
Program content, standards and guidelines, combined with the clinical component of the program, ensure that the graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful as a Personal Support Worker. It is a single training program that sets a common standard for Regulated Career Colleges, Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Boards of Education.
The Personal Support Worker Bridging program prepares graduates to provide supportive care to individuals across their lifespan by assisting them with their activities of daily living, including clients experiencing cognitive impairment, physical disability, and mental health challenges.
Graduates may find employment in a variety of care settings including:
- Long-term care facilities
- Home care services giving care to clients living in their own homes in the community
- Supportive housing settings including senior’s apartments and retirement homes
- Group homes
- Adult day programs
- Educational facilities
This Personal Support Worker Bridging Program provides quality education and training for aspiring PSWs and includes the following modules:
- PSW Foundations
- Safety and Mobility
- Body Systems
- Assisting with Personal Hygiene
- Abuse and Neglect
- Household Management, Nutrition, and Hydration
- Care Planning/Restorative Care/Electronic Documentation/Working in the Community
- Assisting the Family, Growth and Development
- Assisting the Dying Person
- Assisting with Medications
- Cognitive and Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
- Health Conditions
- Clinical Placement (Community)
- Clinical Placement (Facility)
PSW Bridging Program Length
- In-school Theory & Practice 195 hours
- Clinical Placement – Community 55 hours
- (Skills Passbook completed)
- Clinical Placement– Facility 100 hours
- (Skills Passbook completed)
Total Program hours: 350 hours
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER (PSW) BRIDGING PROGRAM FAST FACTS:
There are excellent employment opportunities in nursing homes, with homecare agencies, in rest homes, retirement homes, community living and other government agencies.
Students in the Personal Support Worker program learn about assisting in daily living activities, personal care and hygiene, restorative/activation exercises, & home management activities
Hands-on experience is gained using the practice labs with the latest technology.
The Canadian College Personal Support Worker Bridging Program includes practical lab time and clinical placement.
Students gain hands-on experience and gain the confidence and skills to be successfully employed upon graduation.
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