Access to Practical Nursing | Diploma
|PNAC 115||Professional Practice A||1.5|
|PNAC 121||Professional Communication A||1.5|
|PNAC 135||Variations in Health A||2|
|PNAC 144||Health Promotion A||1|
|PNAC 145||Pharmacology A||2|
|PNAC 151||Integrated Nursing Practice A||6|
|PNAC 175||Consolidated Practice Experience A||4|
|PNUR 215||Professional Practice 3||2.0|
|PNUR 225||Professional Communication 3||2.0|
|PNUR 235||Variations in Heath 3||2.0|
|PNUR 244||Health Promotion 3||1.0|
|PNUR 245||Integrated Nursing Practice 3||4.0|
|PNUR 275||Consolidated Practice Experience,Consolidated Practice Experience 3||2.0|
|PNUR 217||Professional Practice 4||1.0|
|PNUR 227||Professional Communication 4||1.0|
|PNUR 237||Variations in Health 4||1.5|
|PNUR 246||Health Promotion 4||1.0|
|PNUR 247||Integrated Nursing Practice 4||6.0|
|PNUR 277||Consolidated Practice Experience 4||6.0|
|PNUR 287||Transition to Preceptorship||1.0|
Students are accepted into the program once all Step 1 documentation has been received, on a first come –first serve basis and will be invited to register. Prior to the first day of classes, students are expected to submit all Step 2 documents. Step 2 documentation is required for practice education experiences; students who fail to submit any Step 2 documentation will be prohibited from attending practice education experiences.
Step 1: Required for admission and registration
- BC Grade 12 or equivalent
- Foundations of Math 11, Pre-Calculus 11, Advanced Level - Business and Technical (Math 046), or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60% or equivalent;
- Biology 12, Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent with a minimum grade of 60%;
- English Studies 12 or First Peoples English 12 or equivalent with a grade of minimum grade of 65%; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as per the BCCNP with minimum scores of: Speaking: 7.0, Listening: 7.5, Reading: 6.5, Writing: 7.0, Overall Band Score: 7.0; Second language applicants who have taken an upgrading English course must also demonstrate three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education at an accredited institution where English is the medium of instruction and is also one of the country’s official languages;
- PNUR 103 Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses or equivalent with a grade of 65% or better, taken within the last 5 years;
- A certificate in one of the following programs: Health Care Assistant (HCA) or Resident Care Attendant (RCA) or a combined Home Support/Resident Care Attendant (HS/RCA).
- Minimum 600 Hours of work experience, within the last two years, in a care facility where care is provided to a group of Gerontology clients. Work experience must be verified by an official employer letter. Individualized home care experience is not acceptable.
Step 2: Required for practice education experiences. Students who fail to submit any Step 2 documentation will be prohibited from attending practice education experiences.
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificate as outlined in the Practice Education Guidelines (http://hspcanada.net/docs/PEG/1_6_Orientation_Students.pdf).
- Criminal record check (including advanced vulnerable populations) under the Criminal Records Review Act and the Ministry of Justice process for educational institutions. Applicants should only initiate their criminal record check when instructed by Admissions.
- Immunizations as outlined in the Practice Education Guidelines and recommended by the BC Centre for Disease Control (2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella and influenza.
- Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
*Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences.
Students must complete a minimum of 50% of the program hours at Coast Mountain College.
Students must achieve a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.67 and a CR in each Consolidated Practice Experience and Preceptorship to graduate from the Access to Practical Nursing Program. Students who receive a grade of less than 70% in any course may be placed on a learning contract.
|Full-time:||52 Credits||52 Credits|
|Student Union Fees:1||$141.90||$141.90|
|Health and Dental Insurance:2||$250.00||$548.75|
Uniforms and Supplies:
|Total Program Cost:||$12,818.90||$41,811.57|
Fees effective August 1, 2021 for the 2021/22 academic year and are estimated based on a full course load.
Additional costs are approximate and may vary.
The Coast Mountain Students Union (CMSU) is pleased to announce that Extended Health and Dental Insurance has been approved by student referendum held in March 2021. Additional information will be provided by CMSU July 2021, including details of the coverage and directions for the opt out process for students with equivalent coverage. For any inquiries about the plan or referendum, please contact Golnoosh Namazi, email@example.com
Basic Health insurance is mandatory for all international students. Health insurance costs will be charged every term until students provide proof of MSP.
Upon successful completion of the program and certification exam, Licensed Practical Nurses can work in a variety of settings included, but not limited to the following:
- Community group homes
- Residential and long term care facilities
- Public and private medical clinics
- Home care agencies
- Rehabilitation centres