Important notice to all students!

Please be advised that as a result of the Covid-19 virus and the current protective measures in place across Québec, our centres are CLOSED until September.

Visit our COVID-19 INFO page for more information.

Avis important à tous nos élèves!

Veuillez prendre note qu’en raison des risques de contagion liés à la COVID-19 et des mesures de protection actuellement en place partout au Québec, nos centres sont FERMÉS jusqu’en septembre.

Voir votre page INFO COVID-19 pour plus d’information.

Updating Program, Nursing Assistants

570 hours – 21 weeks – Offered at CDC Pont-Viau 

Next cohort: December 4, 2019

Program objectives

The updating program is for individuals who wish to obtain the right to practice as nursing assistants.

Admission conditions

In accordance with applicable regulations, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec (OIIAQ) has the authority to assess candidates’ files and determine their eligibility for the updating program, with a view to issuing a permit to practice the profession.

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Present an authorization issued by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec to enroll in the updating program


Be a newcomer to Québec holding a health sciences diploma awarded outside the province


Be a Québec nursing assistant who has not practiced the profession for at least years

At the end of this updating program, the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec could impose additional requirements before issuing a permit to practice the profession.

Program content

Statement of competency

  • Determine their suitability for the profession and training process
  • Become familiar with legal and ethical aspects of the profession
  • Communicate in a care team
  • Provide care related to activities of daily living
  • Administer first aid
  • Intervene in clinical care situations
  • Provide care to clients experiencing loss of autonomy
  • Provide care and services to clients requiring short-term care
  • Provide care to clients in surgical units



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