Program Description

This program is under review and we will not be accepting new students until the review is complete. In progress students are encouraged to complete any remaining courses as soon as possible. Email Continuing Education, Health and Nursing for more information.

If you are a dedicated, skilled nurse registered outside of Canada, Mohawk College is your bridge to Ontario nursing registration. 

The Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) program will provide you with the education and clinical experience necessary to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) evidence of practice requirements.

The Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses (BIEN) program will provide you with the education and clinical experience necessary to meet the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) evidence of practice requirements. Upon completion of the program, a verification of course completion will be forwarded to the College of Nurses as proof of practice and fluency.

This program is available on a part-time basis.

Program Highlights

  • Receive a recognized Ontario College Certificate
  • Participate in nursing-specific language courses
  • Discover best practices as applied to nursing in Ontario
  • Gain experience in a Canadian hospital setting
  • Meet CNO's evidence of practice and fluency requirement
  • Become employment ready
Potential and in-progress students must be aware that most agencies accepting clinical/placement students require you to be fully vaccinated with Health Canada approved vaccines. If you are not fully immunized, it may have a significant impact on your ability to participate in clinical/field placement.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

At this time we are not accepting new students in this program.

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

Review the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) program learning outcomes.

Opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse

Industries of Employment:

  • Hospitals
  • Physicians' Office
  • Retirement Homes
  • Community Agencies
  • Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Homes
  • Business Industries

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

Next Steps

Field Placement / Clinical

Students preparing for laboratory and clinical experience should visit our Preclinical / Clinical webpage and our Clinical FAQ for details and information on the process.

You MUST register for Preplacement/Clinical Service (HLTH10223), which is not part of the program of study, to complete required health clearances prior to registering for a clinical.

Additional Information

Testimonials

"I recommend this course for every international nurse."

"I have learned a lot, especially about the Canadian system of caring for individuals."

"Through this program, I learned to boost my confidence as a student and as a future Canadian nurse."

"To those people intending to enroll in this program, I strongly recommend it...There would surely be an impact on your life and your career."

Frequently Asked Questions

College Resources

Program Contact

Continuing Education
Bridging for Internationally Educated Nurses
Email Us
1-844-767-6871

Completion Requirement

10 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page. You must complete this program in 3 years.

Click on the course names to view current availability.

Your program of study is individualized and will be forwarded to you upon admission to the program. View the College of Nurses of Ontario Competencies.

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