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Our Practical Nursing program has been approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia, as well as by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

The program is based on the Provincial Practical Nursing Curriculum (PNPPC). The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals in a variety of practice settings.

The program provides students with theoretical knowledge plus clinical practice experience for all areas of nursing practice. Our fully equipped laboratory includes state-of-the-art simulation mannequins. Our experienced instructors train students to become confident in their ability to enter the health care industry with the knowledge, skills, judgement and attitude essential to meet the entry-to-practice competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Graduates of the program achieve the Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses and meet BCCNP Standards of Practice. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Provincial Practical Nursing Program (PPNP), graduates will:

  1. Apply the Entry-to-Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses (2013) to provide safe, competent, culturally safe and ethical care.
  2. Practice within relevant legislation, scope of practice, standards of practice, and ethical standards as set out by the Nurses (Licensed Practical) Regulation (2015), and the CLPNBC.
  3. Value and engage in continuous learning to maintain and enhance competence.
  4. Practice in collaboration with other members of the health care team to meet the collective needs of their clients
  5. Participate in inter-professional problem solving and decision making.
  6. Advocate for and facilitate change reflecting evidence‐informed practice.
  7. Make practice decisions that are client specific and consider client acuity, complexity, variability and available resources.
  8. Use critical thinking, clinical judgment and knowledge of assessment to plan, implement and evaluate the agreed-upon plan of care.
  9. Develop a collaborative relationship with clients by connecting, sharing and exploring with them in a caring environment.
  10. Provide culturally safe, person‐centred care across the lifespan that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual and is sensitive to cultural safety, cultural humility and diversity.
  11. Provide leadership, direction, assignment and supervision of unregulated care providers as appropriate.
  12. Identify one’s own values, biases and assumptions and the influence of these on interactions with clients and other members of the health care team

Regulatory Requirements:

Individuals who decide to pursue a career as a licensed practical nurse must meet certain formal requirements for registration with the professional regulatory authority, including:

  • Successfully meeting the regulatory authority’s education and language requirements.
  • Demonstrating that they meet the entry-to-practice competencies.
  • Passing the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).
  • Demonstrating evidence of good character, including demonstrating that they possess the moral and ethical judgment expected of a licensed practical nurse.
  • Demonstrating the fitness to practice as a licensed practical nurse.
  • Demonstrating the cognitive, behavioral, communication, interpersonal and physical skills and abilities to engage in the practice of a licensed practical nurse.
  • Submitting a satisfactory criminal record review.
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