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 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|
For our next intake scheduled January 2023, the theory portion of this program will be offered through Distributed Learning where we use various tools that may include email, web-conferencing platforms, online videos, social media, textbooks, print modules, local contexts and experiential tasks. Learn more about Distributed Learning at CMTN. Lab and clinical courses will require in person attendance and are currently scheduled as follows: May 9th, 2023- Aug 3rd, October 23, 2023- December 15, 2023 and March 18th 2024- June 27, 2024. Please indicate on your application which location (Terrace or Prince Rupert) you will be attending for the Lab and clinical portions.
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 lab, 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 BCCNM with minimum scores of: Speaking: 7.0, Listening: 7.5, Reading: 6.5, Writing: 7.0, Overall Band Score: 7.0, must be completed in-person; or Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) as per the BCCNM with minimum scores of: Speaking 08, Listening: 10, Reading 08, Writing 07, can be completed in-person, virtual interview, or via online computer based exam.
- 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 hospital or residential care facility where care is provided to a group of clients. Experience must include providing care to multiple patients/residents at one time whereby prioritizing and critical thinking are required. Experience must be verified by an official employer letter. Working in a home care environment where you are caring for one person at a time will not meet the 600 hour requirement.
Successful completion of a provincial standardized competency-based theory and skill entrance exam that includes (but is not limited to) the following: Practical Skills, Critical Thinking, Organizational Skills, Prioritizing Skills, Communication Skills, and Collaboration and Teamwork.
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 (2013): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella and influenza. https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/immunization-health-care-workers
- 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. Students must receive 70% in each course and a CR in each Lab, Consolidated Practice Experience and Preceptorship to graduate from the Access to Practical Nursing Program.
|Full-time:||52 Credits||52 Credits|
|Student Union Fees:1||$146.85||$146.85|
|Health and Dental Insurance:2||$262.50||$567.23|
Uniforms and Supplies:
|Total Program Cost:||$13,035.35||$42,640.10|
Fees effective August 1, 2022 for the 2022/23 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 offer Extended Health and Dental Insurance to all qualifying members. The plan is mandatory for all students enrolled in 6 or more credits or a trades program of 26 weeks or longer. Some students, including those studying overseas and those with existing extended health coverage, are eligible to opt out. Visit https://cmsu.studenthealthbc.ca/ to learn more about the plan or request to opt out. You will also receive a detailed introductory email no later than 6 weeks after your semester starts. For any inquiries about the plan, please contact the Students’ Union Organiser : Golnoosh Namazi, firstname.lastname@example.org
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