These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
- Grade12 English or Grade12 Communications
- Grade11 Mathematics or Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)
Applicants are required to have: Grade 12 graduation or equivalent (ABE, GED); English 12 with a grade C+ or higher, OR Technical Communications 12 with a grade B+ or higher (alternatively, an English Assessment can be arranged through the Student Services department); and Math 11 with a grade C or higher (previous B.C. curriculum), OR Math 11 Foundations with a grade of C or higher (current B.C. curriculum). If students do not have Math 11, NVIT's Adult Basic Education Math courses: Math 057 (Developmental) or Math 059 (Algebraic) with a grade of C or higher will be accepted. Math prerequisite should be completed within the last four years. A math assessment is available if the above requirements are not met, and can be arranged through the Student Services department. Applicants are also required to have Human Anatomy & Physiology for Practical Nurses with a grade of C+ or higher, or equivalent.
- International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]
Applicants with English as an additional language must meet the language requirements set by CLPNBC (2013), and be successful as follows: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum scores of: overall speaking band score: 7.0, Speaking: 7.0, Listening: 7.5, Reading: 6.5, and Writing: 7.0.
|Additional Admission Requirements:||Applicants are required to have: successful completion of HCA, RCA, or HS/RCA Certificate; a minimum 600 hours of HCA work experience, within the last two years, in a care facility where care is provided to a group of Gerentology clients - work experience must be verified by an official employer letter; a CPR Level "C"; Solicitor General Criminal Record Check that is free of any charges or convictions; Immunizations (as required by Practicum sites and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control, 2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps & rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza; and a Negative TB skin test. In case of a positive TB skin test, a negative TB chest x-ray report is required. Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending Practicum experiences depending upon particular Health Authority policy, or Practicum site agency policy.