Practical Nursing




¿Qué aprenderé?

The Diploma in Practical Nursing at Northern Lights College follows the current provincial curriculum as revised in 2017. The program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, judgments, and attitudes to perform to the full range of competencies as endorsed by the British Columbia College of Nursing & Midwives (BCCNM). 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 families of individuals) at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings.

Consistent with the BCCNM Scope of Practice: Standards, Limits and Conditions (2021), the focus for beginners’ practice is “promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health, with a focus on clients with stable and predictable states of health.

Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Regulatory Exam - Practical Nurse (REx-PN).

Students in this program have an average of 28 hours of classes, laboratories, and other learning activities per week. A comparable number of individual study hours is required. Further, in clinical learning situations, students will be in close contact with individuals who have various health issues. For these reasons, students should be at a satisfactory level of physical and emotional health to ensure success in the program.

Career Prospects

Licensed Practical Nurses work with other interprofessional, health care team members in a variety of settings and play an increasingly wide role in primary health care focusing on health promotion, illness and injury prevention, and health protection and restoration.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Northern Lights College

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
CAD$37.111,00 (US$ 27.533) por año
CAN $37,111 for the entire course
Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2024


Northern Lights College

Dawson Creek Campus,

11401 - 8th Street,


British Columbia (BC),

V1G 4G2, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Completion of standing equivalent to graduation from a B.C. secondary school, or Deficient in no more than two courses from a B.C. secondary school graduation, which, if available, must be completed while attending College, or For certain programs, acceptable by special arrangement in view of the applicant’s experience, maturity, or ability. International students who received their secondary education in French or in a language other than Standard Written English require minimum IELTs Academic scores of 6.0 overall with no band less than 6.0.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent (General Educational Development, Adult Basic Education), or mature student status.

English: any one of the following with a minimum grade of (C+) 67%: English Studies 12, English 12, English Literature 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent. See below for applicants with English as an additional language.

Math: any one of the following with a minimum grade of (C) 60%: Foundations of Mathematics 11, Pre-Calculus 11, or equivalent. If the Math requirement is over 10 years old, NLC requires an 11.9 score on the numeracy sections of the CAAT (Number Operations and Problem Solving).

Biology: any one of the following with a minimum grade of(C) 60%: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, or equivalent. The Biology requirement must have been completed within 10 years of application.


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