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O que eu aprenderei?

Practical Nurses are valued members of the collaborative health care team. Practical Nurses care for clients at all life stages across the continuum of care. Prepare yourself for a career that provides safe, knowledgeable & professional nursing care within a variety of health care settings.

In the Practical Nursing Program, you will study from the same body of nursing knowledge as registered nurses (RNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) with a more focused approach to foundational knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical judgment appropriate to the role of a practical nurse. This program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, judgment, and abilities to contribute to all phases of care from prevention to acute treatment and management, to long term and palliative care.


Practical nurses integrate knowledge, skills, behaviours, attitudes, critical thinking and clinical judgment expected of an entry-level practical nurse to provide safe, competent, and ethical care. Working in collaboration with other health care team members, you will provide direct nursing care and in acute care hospitals as well as complex care and community care settings.


Practical nurses are health care professionals who care for a wide range of clients at all stages of life. As a professional nurse, you will work within your own scope of practice, standards of practice and code of ethics. Practical nurses are frontline nurses involved in the assessment, planning implementation and evaluation of nursing care and are valuable members of the health care team.

What you'll learn

This full time diploma program will provide you with the knowledge, skills, judgements and attitudes required to practice as a practical nurse within a variety of health care settings. The program will prepare you to care for individuals and families at multiple life stages in acute, complex, and community care settings. Graduates of the program are eligible to write the Regulatory Exam-Practical Nursing (REx-PN) to apply for licensure to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in British Columbia.

What to expect

The Practical Nursing Program is delivered over 20 consecutive months at Camosun’s Interurban campus. In each of the four theory terms you will take 5-6 courses each term. Class time and nursing practice hours are scheduled for a maximum of 25 hours per week. You will be expected to spend at least 3 to 4 hours on preparation, review, and studying per day.

Clinical placement locations and hours vary, but most are located within Greater Victoria and may include evenings and weekends.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Health and Human Services

Opções de estudo

Período integral (20 meses)

Practical Nursing, Diploma: CAN $37,650
Data de início

6 Setembro 2022


Interurban Campus

4461 Interurban Rd,


British Columbia (BC),

V9E 2C1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

High school graduation or be 19 years old on the first day of classes.

English proficiency (one of):
BC high school English 12 or English Studies 12 or equivalent with final grade of C+ or better
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)
TOEFL iBT score of 78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)
PTE Academic score of 54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)
Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced score of 174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)
CAEL CE score of 60 overall (no sub-score less than 60)
GTEC CBT score of 1200 overall (minimum sub-scores: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)

Fall term (September) - June 30

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.


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