Atlantic Business College

Resident Attendant

Resident Attendant-1 Year

Due to the aging population in North America in general and here in Canada to be specific and the commitment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Resident Care to provide long term care beds, there is an increasing demand for trained administrators and managers. This diploma program targets the skills & knowledge necessary for managers/administrators working in this sector and provides students with an understanding of the long-term resident care industry.

This diploma program is ideal for those candidates with an academic background or managerial experience in a related health or business discipline. The competency-based curriculum will prepare the students for a challenging, dynamic management career in a recognized sector.

Graduates find work as administrators, managers in the healthcare industry (i.e., residents, hospitals, long-term resident care facilities, community-based agencies, the Ministry of Health, paramedic services, etc.).

Knowledge and Skills


Fredericton, NB Canada

Full Time

1 years (2 semesters)
At the completion of this course, the students will be able to:
  • Describe the evolution and funding of long-term resident care in Canada
  • Explain the status of long-term resident care today and the issues it faces
  • Describe ethical concerns common to long-term care resident care settings and approaches for dealing with such concerns
  • Identify challenges related to mental health in long-term resident care
  • Recognize the importance of strategic planning
  • Implement tools and techniques to make quality improvements
  • Use common communication and decision-making models to improve your leadership skills


1. Copy of the biometric page (first and last page) of your current passport including all the pages that have visa stamps of all other countries.

2. Copy of the Study Permit, Refusal letter if applicant previously applied for a Study Permit to Canada or any other countries.

3. When you are in your final high school or senior secondary/college/university year, please submit a letter from your institution stating the date of completion of the degree.

4. Senior secondary or high school (Grade 12) transcripts of graduation credentials, courses studied and grades earned.

5. The language of instruction at Atlantic Business College is English. In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Atlantic Business College’s English language Proficiency requirements:

English language Proficiency:

  1. TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based test (IBT) – Overall 80 with the minimum in each component: Reading 20; Listening 20; Speaking 20; Writing 20
  2. International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic Level with scores at or above overall average of 6.0 and no band below 5.5
  3. Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic). Minimum score of 58 with no subject test less than 49 means (49L,49W,49S,49R)
  4. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) (the online or in-person test). Overall band score of 60
  5. CELPIP:  Overall 7 with no band below 6 (6R, 6L, 6S, 6W)
  6. We request you to upload your documents in this section.
    Semester 1
  • Fundamentals in Long-Term Resident Care
  • Fundamentals in older-adult health
  • Leadership in Healthcare- Managerial Perspectives and Applications
  • Strategic management: quality, standards, and performance
  • Communication skills in the workplace
Semester 2
  • Career management principles
  • Professionalism in the workplace
  • Computer literacy
  • Fundamentals in Community-based long-term resident care and Transitional Long-term resident care
Healthcare & social services


Total Fees Payable: $14,735

  1. Minimum mark of 70% in each Module with no evaluation method below 70%.
  2. Minimum mark of 70% with no critical deficiencies in each of the Skills Performance Demonstrations.
  3. Demonstrate a satisfactory attendance record by completion of the PSW Attendance Form to be kept in the student’s file. All students must complete the 390 practicum hours.  If for any reason time is missed, it must be made up and documented.
  4. Successful completion of all clinical work placement hours and skills requirements.
  5. Successful completion of the NACC PSW Final Comprehensive Theory Examination (pass mark 65%).
  6. Resume that the student intends to use for job search.

We are now accepting applications for international students.

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