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 Access to Practical Nursing
SchoolNicola Valley Institute of Technology (Merritt Campus)
LocationMerritt, BC, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 274
Length56 Week(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Communications 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics  or  Grade11 Foundations for College Mathematics (MAP4C) 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants 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.
DescriptionThis full-time program prepares graduates with the knowledge, skills, judgments, and attitudes to perform to the full range of competencies as identified by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals (and by extension, families of individuals) at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Consistent with the CLPNBC Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses, the focus for beginner's practice is care of clients with less complex and more predictable outcomes (p. 5). Additionally, upon successful completion of the program, graduates will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).

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