Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

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Practical Nursing

Sprott Shaw College - Chilliwack Campus

Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences and Social Development
Field of Study:Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Length:75 Week(s)
Careers:Registered Nursing Assistants (RNAs)Nurses Aides and OrderliesCentral Supply Aides


Sprott Shaw College (SSC) Practical Nursing Program curriculum is based on the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) Standards of Practice Framework. These include the Scope of Practice Standards, Professional Standards, and the Practice Standards as set out by CLPNBC. Please note: Graduates from Sprott Shaw College (SSC) Practical Nursing Program may apply to bridge into Athabasca’s Registered Nurse (RN) Program.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in BC provide nursing services to patients and their families across the lifespan in a variety of hospital, community, residential and home care environments working as an integral part of the health team in collaboration with Physicians, RNs and RPNs. LPNs practice nursing using their knowledge, skills, judgment, critical thinking and problem solving to provide safe, competent and ethical care.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
Applicants must have Grade 12 or mature student status with a minimum C+ in English 12, or Technical and Professional Communication 12 and Biology 12. ESL applicants are required to submit successful completion of IELTS or TOEFL /TSE or MELAB or LPI prior to acceptance into the program.

Proof of a negative TB skin test (or a negative TB chest X-ray if the TB skin test is positive) is also required. Having an updated immunization record is also recommended (this includes measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, tetanus, polio and diphtheria). Applicants must obtain a satisfactory certificate of health from a physician and submit a criminal record search prior to acceptance.

Applicants must submit a letter of reference, an application letter explaining why they wish to enter the program, a recent English composition and any other evidence helpful to the admission process. For those without work experience, volunteer work in a health-related agency is strongly recommended along with a letter of reference attesting to a minimum of 30 hours of volunteer work.

* 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