Vancouver Island University

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Practical Nursing

Vancouver Island University

Field of Study:Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,354

Books and supplies per year (approximate cost): $2,300.00


Looking for a rewarding career in Canadian health care that gives you the personal satisfaction that comes with helping others? The Practical Nurse (PN) program provides you with the theory and skills required to practice safe, competent and ethical nursing care that contributes to the comfort and well-being of others. Becoming an LPN is a great way to start your nursing career in a short amount of time, providing you with a stable future with great earning potential as the demand for health care professionals continues to grow in Canada. The LPN Program provides students with the skills and knowledge to become a valued professional in a demanding and challenging career in a variety of community care facilities.


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 

HHPN 100 - (Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses) with a minimum grade of "C+"

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5] or Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses [min. 7]
Application Notes : Option B requires 600 hours of work experience as a Health Care Assistant or Resident Care Attendant or a Home Support /Residential Care Aide within the last two years.

* 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.

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