In the Practical Nursing Program you will study from thesame body of nursing knowledge as registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) with a more focused approach in foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical judgment appropriate to the role of a practical nurse. This program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, judgment, and abilities tocontribute inall phases of care from prevention to acute treatment and management, to long term and palliative care.
Practical nurses integrate knowledge, skills, behaviours, attitudes, critical thinking and clinical judgment expected of an entry-level practical nurse to provide safe, competent, and ethical care. Working in collaboration with other health care team members. you will provide direct nursing care and in acute care hospitals as well as complex care and community care settings.
After successful completion of the program you will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE ) to apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in British Columbia.
Practical nurses are health care professionals who care for a wide range of clients at all stages of life. As a professional nurse, you will work within your own scope of practice, standards of practice and code of ethics. Practical nurses are frontline nurses involved in the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care and are a valuable member of the health care team.
The Practical Nursing (PN) Program delivered by Camosun College has been granted a full, four-year recognition status by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC.
Credential Diploma Length 20 consecutive months Study Options Full time Work Experience Four practicum placements One preceptorship Start Fall Campus Lansdowne School Health Human Services
What You’ll Learn
Are you a caring, attentive individual? Are you looking for a professional life spent helping and communicating with people of all ages? If yes, then this is the career for you!