Practical Nursing DiplomaOkanagan College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Practical Nursing
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Vernon Campus Campus
Penticton Campus Campus
Kelowna Campus Campus
The practical nursing program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, judgments, and attitudes to perform the full range of competencies as identified by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals. The program provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals and families at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Throughout the program students will engage in learning activities that will further their development as practicing professionals and leaders. The program focuses on person-centered care, advocacy and critical thinking in preparation for a career in healthcare. Students will progress through a combination of courses and clinical placements to prepare them for subsequent work as a Practical Nurse. Upon successful completion of the program graduates will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam, required for licensure in B.C. Graduates of the program may obtain employment in community, continuing care, residential care or acute care settings.
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.