Practical Nurses are leaders in direct patient care for clients across the lifespan through critical thinking and clinical judgment. Prepare yourself for a career that promotes cultural safety, caring, independence, critical inquiry, and creativity.
Knowledgeable & competent
In the Practical Nursing program, you'll acquire the practical and theoretical grounding you'll need to give professional nursing care to individuals, families and groups in a variety of settings.
You'll work through a combination of course work and practical clinical placements, completing a program that will prepare you for your subsequent work as a Practical Nurse.
As a practical nurse, you'll assist clients to identify actual and potential health goals and outcomes, support clients to assume responsibility for their health, involve clients in developing and prioritizing their plan of care, and provide information and access to resources.
Through collaboration with clients and other health team members, you'll plan and implement strategies to enhance client learning, evaluate client learning and revise strategies.
As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program, you’ll be prepared to nurse using Professional Standards of Practice and Baseline Competencies established by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia.
Practical Nurses provide care that affirms, respects, and fosters cultural expression by others. Once you have received your Diploma in Practical Nursing you can apply for the Nursing Access for Practical Nurses program to work towards a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing.
Practical Nursing at Camosun
At Camosun, our program is designed to provide you 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. 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.
Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll have the skills to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).
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.
- 20 months
- Study Options
- Full time
- Work Experience
- Four practicum placements
- One preceptorship
- Health & Human Services