Vancouver Island University

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Island University
Faculty:Health
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Description:This program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a Practical Nurse within acute care, extended care, intermediate care, and community care settings. The two-year program includes four consolidated practice experiences and one preceptorship. Students must successfully complete all required courses in each semester before progressing to subsequent semesters and the final preceptorship. On recommendation of the program faculty, graduates of the Practical Nursing Diploma program may write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

URL:Practical Nursing at Vancouver Island University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $10,383

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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 
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 September 04, 2018

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