Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

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Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing with Practicum

Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

Faculty:Faculty of Nursing and Health Care
Field of Study:Nursing Education
Length:60 Week(s)


This program provides training for internationally educated nurses to adapt to Canadian best practices in nursing. This program prepares internationally trained nurses for roles within the Canadian health care system. Students will develop critical thinking skills used in nursing and will develop cultural awareness and administration skills that are an important part of nursing in Canada. During the program, students will work on test-taking strategies and nursing topics that are essential in preparation for the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), which is a pre-requisite to writing the NCLEX RN (Canadian National Nursing Exam).

NCAS provides a three-part competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners (IEPs) — including health care aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurses — who hope to practice in British Columbia. In order to work as an RN in Canada, Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) must complete a 4-stage application process. Please see the “additional info tab” for more information. This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing
    IELTS 6.0 Band or Equivalent
    Must be currently registered as an RN in the country of origin and in all countries that you have worked as an RN
    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6]

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 13, 2019