College of the Rockies

Practical Nurse

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Program Information

School:College of the Rockies
Field of Study:Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other
Description:The two-year Practical Nursing diploma program taken face-to-face at the Cranbrook campus prepares you to give professional care to individuals and families in a variety of health care delivery settings. Upon completion of your second year, you will be eligible to write the Regulatory Exam – Practical Nurse. You are then able to apply to be registered with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse.
URL:Practical Nurse at College of the Rockies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
Secondary school graduation or equivalent with:

  • Minimum 65% in either English 12, English Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, ENGL 090, or equivalent
  • Minimum 60% in either Principles of Math 11, Foundations of Math 11, MATH 080, Pre-Calculus 11, or equivalent
  • Minimum 60% in either Biology 12, BIOL 090, Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum grade of 65% must be achieved before taking Variations in Health 1, Health Promotion 1, Pharmacology 1, Integrated Nursing Practice 1 and Consolidated Practice 1
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    CPR Level C and Standard First Aid or Worksafe BC's Occupational First Aid Level 1: must be valid during the entire program. For individuals with previous employment, evidence of this employment and a satisfactory reference is required. Volunteer experience in a health-related agency is required. This includes at least 30 hours of volunteer work with a satisfactory reference. Completion of the immunization form is required before final acceptance into the program. A Solicitor's General Criminal Record Check.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 17, 2023