We are excited to announce the following tuition discount and scholarships for the June 5, 2023 start of our Practical Nursing Diploma program!
$2,500 Tuition Discount*
All individuals who meet the entrance requirements for our Practical Nursing Diploma program will receive a $2,500 tuition discount for the June 5, 2023 program start.
2022/2023 Secondary School Grads Scholarship*
2022 and 2023 high school graduates may be eligible for a $4,000 Practical Nursing scholarship to the June 5, 2023 program start.
Health Care Assistant Scholarship*
Registered Health Care Assistants may be eligible for a $6,500 Practical Nursing scholarship to the June 5, 2023 program start.
About the Career
The British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives provides the following definition of Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs): “LPNs are health care professionals. Most work as frontline nurses caring for a wide range of clients at all stages of life. LPNs provide nursing services ranging from health promotion, to acute care, to long-term and palliative care.
LPNs work in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Their education and practice — while rooted in the same body of knowledge as other nurses — focuses on foundational competencies within the LPN scope of practice and standards.” – bccnm.ca
To learn more about the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada, visit nnpbc.com.
What is the difference between a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Practical Nurse?
The British Columbia Ministry of Health explains:
“Both RNs and LPNs work autonomously within their professional scope of practice and level of competence, and as part of a collaborative team, to support safe, competent and ethical care for patients, families, and communities. Although both RNs and LPNs take similarly titled foundation courses, there is a difference in both the depth and breadth of knowledge covered, in the competencies developed, and expectations for clinical practice.
LPNs care for individuals at all life stages, with a focus on stable or predictable states of health. In specific settings, LPNs may be able to care for those with more complex care needs if they have additional education and/or training and/or supervision. As RNs have more comprehensive education, they have a more in-depth and broader knowledge base to draw upon in areas such as clinical practice, advanced clinical decision-making, and utilization of health research. RNs can provide care for any type of individual including those with complex, unstable or unpredictable conditions.” – pcnbc.ca
If your dream is to become an RN but long waitlists are holding you back, starting your career as an LPN is a great option. You can start building your seniority in the hospital, which you will keep if you become an RN!
- Public hospitals
- Long-term care facilities
- Public health facilities like veterans’ hospitals
- Centres for individuals with developmental disabilities
- Mental health facilities
- Home care and home support agencies
- Assisted living facilities
- Hospice care facilities