Vancouver Island University

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Health / Nanaimo and Cowichan
Field of Study:Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Description:Learn skills to practice as a Practical Nurse (PN) in acute, extended, intermediate and community care settings.
URL:Practical Nursing at Vancouver Island University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,383

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Science 

Grade 12. English 12* min. C+ or Technical Professional Communications 12 with a B+. Min. C in Pre-Calculus 11. Biology 12 min. C. HHPN 001: Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses min. C+.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]

It is recommended that students have recently completed a course in writing skills and volunteer experience in health care setting. Influenza immunization may be required by some clinical agencies. These are available in late Fall at no cost to students.

* 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 December 13, 2019

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