Personal Support Worker

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Experience a fulfilling career with hands-on learning. With an aging population and shorter hospital stays, the need for personal support workers in the healthcare industry is vital. The Personal Support Worker program includes a combination of skills-lab training, 9-week field placement to equip graduates with skill and confidence entering the workforce.|Plus, you may be eligible for a full-tuition government grant when you begin the program. Other costs such as transportation, living expenses, and childcare may also be covered. Fill out the Request Info form today or go to our Free Tuition page to learn more.


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Nova Scotia


Eastern College

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Program Duration

35 Weeks

Class Type

In Person, Virtual



Program Details
The need for home support workers and personal care attendants is increasing as our population ages. A role in this rewarding field will see you providing support to clients and their families that need assistance; whether elderly, disabled, or recovering from a serious illness or injury.
As a Personal Support Worker, your job will be to assist individuals with their daily routines, including preparing meals and feeding, maintaining personal hygiene, running errands, monitoring medication and recovery, and informal counselling support. Studying to become a Personal Support Worker at Eastern College will provide you with the skills required to meet provincial standards, to help you find a job in your chosen field that much quicker.
Students enrolled in this program receive:
CPR (HCP?Healthcare Provider Level / BLS-Basic Life Support)/First Aid
National Association of Career Colleges for Personal Support Workers
Gentle Persuasive Approach Certificate
Intramuscular/Subcutaneous Insulin Administration Certificate

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