Postgraduate Diploma in
Postgraduate Diploma in Canadian Nursing with Co-op
CAD 16,000 *
Earliest start date
* international students tuition - domestic students tuition; $13,600.00
This program prepares internationally educated nurses (IENs) to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Canada. Learn interpersonally communication, Canadian medical terminology, and gain a minimum of 735 hours of hands-on experience through clinical placements, practicums, and co-op. We fully prepare, guide and assist you to meet each requirement of the regulatory process with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Delivery Method: In-class
- Starts: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall
- Duration: 90 weeks
- Co-op: 30 weeks
- Credential: Post-Graduate Diploma
- Accreditation: Stenberg College is designated by the BC government’s Ministry of Advanced Education through the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB).
- Designation: The first 19 weeks of the program will prepare you to register and work as a Health Care Assistant. Upon completion, graduates will be able to meet baseline competency (entry to practice) requirements set out by the BCCNP and excel in the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) Licensing Exam or the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX).
This program gives you: 1. The knowledge, skills, judgment, and attitudes are consistent with regulatory expectations for entry-level practice as a nurse within the Canadian healthcare setting. 2. The confidence to understand healthcare systems within a Canadian context to practice safely, competently and ethically as an entry-level nurse in Canada. 3. Hands-on practice experience in Canadian healthcare settings to enhance and strengthen nursing knowledge and skillset. 4. Support to prepare for registration and licensing assessments to successfully meet registration requirements to practice as a nurse in Canada.
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing
*Diploma in nursing may be considered if work experience is 4+ years of employment as a nurse.
- Current Registration as an RN from the country of origin or last country where the majority of work experience is completed.
- Minimum 2 years of full-time work (30hrs/week), or the part-time equivalent, as a Registered Nurse within the last 10 years. 900 hours of that work must be within the last 5 years.
- International students must provide a police certificate from the country of origin.
Language Proficiency Requirements:
Overall IELTS Academic Test score* of 6.0 with no component less than 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and no component less than 5.5 in Reading and Writing. It must be within the last 2 years.
*Other English assessments are acceptable.
- In order to meet practicum placement requirements, we highly recommend students bring copies of all immunization records from their home country.
- It is strongly recommended that applicants have 3120+ hours of paid work experience as a nurse.
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- Orientation and Student Success Skills
- Personal and Professional Development Certificate
- Health 1: Interpersonal Communications
- Clinical Prerequisite Certifications
- Introduction to Practice
- Health and Healing: Concepts of Practice
- Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges
- Health 2: Lifestyle & Choices
- Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges
- Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance
- Clinical Placement: Multi-Level/Complex Care
- Home Support/Assisted Living Simulation Prep
- Home Support/Assisted Living Practicum
- Career & Workplace Preparation
- Cooperative Work Experience
- Medical Terminology in the Canadian Healthcare Setting
- Regulation of Professional Practice
- Canadian Nursing Workplace Communications
- Foundations of the Nursing Process
- Introduction to Pharmacology
- Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing
- Foundations of Maternity Nursing
- Foundations of Pediatric Nursing
- CELBAN Test Preparation
- Nursing Licensing Examination Prep (NCLEX, CPNRE)
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