PSW Bridging Program Overview
The Personal Support Worker Bridging Program delivers a solid educational base to workers who provide long-term care and support service in both institution and community settings.
Combining instructor led training with a clinical work placement the PSW bridging program is designed to prepare students for a career in health care.
Classroom (Instructor led)
Lab/ Workshop/ Field Work
Job Shadowing Placement
PSW Bridging Modules
• PSW Foundations
• Safety and Mobility
• Body Systems
• Assisting with Personal Hygiene
• Abuse and Neglect
• Household Management, Meal Preparation and Nutrition
• Care Planning/Restorative Care/Electronic Documentation/Working in the Community
• Assisting the Family/Growth and Development
• Assisting the Dying Person
• Assisting with Medications
• Cognitive/Mental Health Issues and Brain Injuries
• Health Conditions
• Clinical Placement - Community
• Clinical Placement - Facility
Program Intake Times
Our students engage in hands-on learning and graduate with the advantage of practical experience before starting on their career path. Some programs even offer a field-placement component wherein the student is placed in an actual work setting under professional supervision as a component of the overall curriculum. Switching careers is also very common today and our intensive practice oriented programs help ease the transition from one career to another.
Many of our programs offer frequent start dates to help accommodate students wishing to quickly begin their studies, and move efficiently through their program and into relevant employment.
Courses are generally offered 25 hours per week, five hours per day. Students may choose morning, afternoon, evening or weekend classes, Monday through Sunday, with the curriculum focused on practical career education providing the skills and knowledge students need to move seamlessly into the careers for which they are being prepared. Many of the College's programs are offered on a part-time basis.