The Living Classroom at University Gates

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The Village at University Gates

The Village at University Gates
Conestoga College
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

Living Classroom Location
The Village at University Gates
250 Laurelwood Drive
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 0E2

Program Coordinator
Heidi Holmes, RN
Conestoga College

Program Information and Registration

Personal Support Worker (PSW)

As a member of an interprofessional health-care team, a Personal Support Worker (PSW) provides supportive person-centred care across the lifespan to individuals and families, at various levels of health and well-being, in a variety of care environments including: long-term, community and/or hospital care settings. Conestoga’s PSW program prepares students to become preferred graduates for the profession; one that truly makes a difference in the lives of others.

For more information: Conestoga College PSW Program Information and Registration

Practical Nursing (PN)

Practical Nursing is a career-focused program where the student will gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to become a member of the nursing profession and health-care team. The foundational knowledge for practical nursing is based on scientific theory from nursing, the physical and psychosocial sciences and humanities. Person-centred, population-focused care is learned in context through real-life experiences and career-related placements. Seniors care is given special attention to meet the demands of an aging population.

For more information: Conestoga College PN Program Information and Registration

Research Institute for Aging Entrance Scholarships

The Research Institute for Aging (RIA) created this award to support students enrolling in Conestoga’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program. The entrance scholarships will be given to students enrolled in the Living Classroom at either The Village at University Gates in Waterloo or The Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph.
Award Value: $1000
Application: RIA Entrance award for PSW