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December 04, 2018

Belleville, Ontario, December 4, 2018 – Loyalist College Practical Nursing graduates who wrote the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) between July and October were 100 percent successful.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our Practical Nursing graduates and of the commitment of our caring faculty members who prepared them so well for this challenging exam,” said June MacDonald-Jenkins, Dean of Health, Human and Justice Studies at Loyalist College. “Our Practical Nursing students benefit from personalized instruction and real-world methodology taught in our clinical and interprofessional simulation labs, followed by a rigorous eight-week integrated clinical practicum where they exhibit all aspects of RPN care.”

The registration exam must be taken in order for a nurse to practise in Ontario. All 30 Loyalist candidates scored at or above the provincial and national averages in each category assessed.

Over the course of their two-year Ontario College Diploma program, Practical Nursing students are routinely tested. They take a four-hour comprehensive mock-exam, consisting of 200 multiple choice questions, which mimics the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination.

Loyalist is now accepting January and September intake applications for its Practical Nursing program. For more information, visit

About Loyalist College’s Practical Nursing program
In March 2014, Loyalist received a Category 1, five-year program approval — the highest attainable rating – from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). Registered Practical Nurses provide care to clients and their caregivers in hospital settings, including medical-surgical, maternal child, mental health and emergency departments. Loyalist grads work as Registered Practical Nurses at Quinte Health Care; Hastings Manor Long Term Care Facility; Lennox & Addington County General Hospital; Kingston General Hospital; and Victorian Order of Nurses, among other health care locations.

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. When it comes to Ontario college graduates getting jobs, Loyalist is the top College in the province, according to KPI results, released November 2018. Of 2016-17 Loyalist graduates, 90.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through; including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses; and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.8 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $465 million annually to the regional economy – based on an October 2018 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext.