Conestoga is now accepting applications for the PSW - Accelerated Delivery program starting July 4. This tuition-free program includes funding support for expenses such as textbooks and other supplies as well as a paid work placement. Through a condensed delivery schedule, the program allows students to graduate within six months.
As members of an interprofessional health-care team, Personal Support Workers (PSW) provide supportive person-centered care across the lifespan to individuals and families, at various levels of health and wellbeing, in a variety of care environments including long-term, community and/or hospital care settings.
Throughout the program, students learn how to promote a comfortable and safe environment for all clients including those experiencing responsive behaviours, risk for injury and/or clients requiring end-of-life care.
Experiential learning, which is central to Conestoga's program, is integrated throughout to support student application of knowledge, skills and judgment.
Students have the opportunity to study at multiple locations including OnSITETM -- an innovative curriculum delivery model combining classroom and real-life experiences for students to build increased knowledge and confidence working with older clients and care teams obtained by immediate integration of learning in long-term care and retirement living environments.