Nursing

Practical Nursing diploma

QUICK FACTS

Credential:
Diploma

Duration:
19 months

Format:
Full time

How to apply

Start date:
September 

Location:
Chilliwack campus at CEP

Cost:
(Details)

FEATURES:

  • Clinical experiences include placements in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and selected community agencies. The clinical experiences encompass supervised practice, preceptorships and observational experiences.
  • Program eligible for financial aid

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

UFV’s 19-month Practical Nursing program prepares you to work as a LPN in a variety of health care settings within hospitals, residential care facilities, and the community.

The program is comprised of four semesters followed by a preceptorship experience. Program courses are delivered in a variety of formats such as group work, multi-media approaches, lecture, lab simulation, and skill mastery.

Once you graduate, you are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). Upon successful completion, you can be employed as a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

View LPN program outline in the UFV Academic Calendar

UFV also offers a LPN to BSN bridging program that allows LPNs to receive credit on route to upgrading their qualifications as Registered Nurses (RN) through an accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Please note: The Practical Nursing program is very demanding. Classroom experiences may include evening scheduling. Clinical experiences may include extended work days, evening and night shifts, and weekends.

CAREER EXPECTATIONS

The practical nursing program prepares you for employment in selected health care settings within hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the community.

This diploma program has been approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of B.C. (CLPNBC).

The First Nations Health Authority promotes opportunities for young, passionate, and educated B.C. First Nations and Aborignial youth. Check out their health careers guidebook for info about specific health careers. 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Details outlining the entrance requirements can be found in the Academic Calendar.

UPGRADING OPTIONS

Qualifying Studies

If you have been accepted to Qualifying Studies, you may wish to upgrade your qualifications and begin some academic courses through the Nursing track option.

QUESTIONS?

School of Health Studies
Phone: 604-795-2841
Toll free: 1-888-504-7441 ext. 2817
Fax: 604-858-4773
Email: healthstudies@ufv.ca
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