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Practical Nursing

Admission Requirements

Attendance at a program information session scheduled by Camosun College is highly recommended. The Practical Nursing program starts every September. Apply early as this is a very popular program and it fills up fast. There is priority seating in this program for students of Indigenous ancestry.

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) has published a document, Requisite Skills and Abilities, to help individuals determine their ability to meet the demands for a career as a licensed practical nurse in Canada.

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

Requirement High school course Camosun course Alternatives
one of:
one of:
  • C in Foundations of Math 11
  • C in Pre-calculus 11
  • C in Principles of Math 11
  • C in Applications of Math 12
  • Non-BC high school
Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • n/a
Grade 12 Grade 12 graduation or equivalent

*Note: a C or higher in Biology 12 is a pre-requisite for PNUR 101. Camosun College courses BIOL 150 and 151, or BIOL 152 and 153, or BIOL 143 and 144 may be used as alternatives to PNUR 101.

International Students: We recommend that all international applicants complete volunteer hours in a health care facility prior to starting the program. This will help prepare you for the reality of working as a nurse. We also recommend you have basic computer literacy including experience with keyboarding and email skills prior to entering the program.

As an international student, if you do not meet the admission requirement we are not able to provide a Letter of Acceptance for the Practical Nursing program. We are able to provide a Conditional Letter of Acceptance for University Transfer while you complete the admission requirements.

Need help? Contact Camosun International.

Participation requirements

Once accepted into the program you'll receive a letter requesting additional participation requirements. Get more details.

Completion requirements

A minimum GPA of 65% ("C+") in each theory course and a "COM" in each clinical course is required to graduate from the program.

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Missing admission requirements?

Camosun offers alternative courses and upgrading programs to help you get started.

What kind of applicant are you?

Camosun has three different applicant categories:

  • Adult
  • Current BC/Yukon High School Student
  • International

Learn more.

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