Sprott Shaw College - Nanaimo Campus

Practical Nursing

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School:Sprott Shaw College - Nanaimo Campus
Faculty:Health & Community Support
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description: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.

Comprehensive patient assessments serve as the basis for developing individual nursing care plans. Practical Nurses perform nursing interventions such as: provide nursing care in the acute, geriatric and home care settings; assess and monitor patients in various healthcare settings; assist clients with activities of daily living such as personal care; administer medication to patients and monitor their effectiveness; document assessments and report progress; perform examinations in consultation with doctors, registered nurses and therapists; educate patients and family regarding health-related issues; advocate for clients; assist in rehabilitation activities; and be a team leader and assign care to unregulated care providers.
URL:Practical Nursing at Sprott Shaw College - Nanaimo Campus
Length:75 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $28,647

This cost estimate does not include books, supplies and other applicable costs. There is also a non-refundable registration fee of $250.

Admission Requirements


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 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade11 Precalculus  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 

Applicants are required to have a Grade 12 transcript, GED, ABE or equivalent (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals); English 12 with 67% OR Communications 12 with 76% OR SSC Communications for Healthcare with 76%; Math 11 Principles with a grade of C OR Math 11 Foundations with a grade of C OR Precalculus 11 with a grade of C OR SSC Math for Healthcare with 64%; and Biology 12 (Human Biology) with a grade of 64% OR SSC Biology Basics with a grade of 64%.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio containing an English essay, resume, two letters of reference, up-to-date Immunizations (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Chicken Pox, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis B, Influenza and others as required by clinical sites), a TB test, a Criminal Record Check (Solicitor General Level), and a Physicians Waiver. Applicants are also required to attend an admissions interview and a coordinator/director interview. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

* 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 23, 2016

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