Sprott Shaw College - Vancouver Pender Campus

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Program Information

School:Sprott Shaw College - Vancouver Pender Campus
Faculty:Health & Community Support
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:This full-time program prepares graduates to provide nursing care in partnership with other health care professionals. Graduates will be able to care for selected clients chosen on the basis of acuity and complexity in a variety of settings.

Licensed Practical Nurses 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.

URL:Practical Nursing Access at Sprott Shaw College - Vancouver Pender Campus
Length:61 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $22,320

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

Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*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 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C)  or  Grade11 Precalculus 
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%.
Application Notes : Applicants with English as an additional language must meet the language requirements set by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) and be successful in one of the following: (subject to change, consistent with CLPNBC requirements) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic Version, Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN).
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 27, 2016