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About the Practical Nursing Program

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The Practical Nursing Diploma Program prepares graduates to provide nursing care in a diverse range of employment settings including: hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors’ offices, clinics, companies, private homes, educational institutions, and community health centres.

The two-year, credit-based program prepares individuals with the theory and skills required to work as a practical nurse, with the potential for career advancement and job mobility. This program is completed on a full time basis.

Graduates of the program are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) to apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in British Columbia.

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