Practical Nursing Coordinator

Reporting directly to the Campus Director for staffing and operational issues and the PN/HCA Provincial Coordinator for PN and HCA curriculum, the PN Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day operations of the PN Program to meet the educational requirements for students registered in the programs. Please apply using the form below (not the form to the left).


  • Assists in the interviewing and hiring of new Practical Nursing instructors
  • Monitors, orients and assists in the evaluation of new instructors
  • Meets regularly with Campus Director keeping him/her informed of student process or issues
  • Meets with practicum sites regularly
  • Assists in the interviewing process for potential practical nursing students
  • Acts as reference for students seeking employment
  • Assists Campus Director with selecting new intake start dates
  • Assists students in preparing for Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam (CPNRE)
  • Acts as campus liaison for Practical Nursing Advisory Committee
  • Liaises with classroom and clinical instructors to problem-solve with students issues
  • Serves as a support person for students, classroom/clinical instructors and preceptors
  • Organizes preceptorship placement for students
  • Maintains open communication with Provincial PN Coordinator and participates in monthly teleconferences
  • Documents accurately on decisions and actions; recording details and maintains files
  • Ensures that all evaluations and documentations are completed and submitted to the Education Coordinator
  • Ensures all supplies (uniforms, name tags, textbooks, resources, etc.) have been ordered and received
  • Assists in the evaluation of the Practical Nursing curriculum
  • Coordinates the data collection, summary and analysis for the purpose of reporting to the College of Licensed Practical Nursing
  • Utilizes HSPnet for clinical placement planning
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.


  • Current practising licence with one of the BC nursing regulatory Colleges (CLPNBC, CRNBC, OR CRPNBC). LPNs can teach providing they meet all of the remaining standards.
  • A credential in adult education/equivalent or in-progress from an accredited post-secondary institution;
  • Three to five years of recent, relevant practice experience (equivalent to full-time hours per year where full-time hours are 1800-2000 per year). For Coordinator position — 5 years nursing background, knowledge and experience.
  • Other faculty qualifications may be considered for particular courses:
  • Pharmacology (e.g. undergraduate degree in pharmacy, two years of hospital pharmacy experience, registered with the College of Pharmacists of BC);
  • Professional communications (e.g. undergraduate degree in a Human Services field or discipline, or Counseling Psychology);
  • Anatomy and Physiology (e.g. undergraduate degree in biology, physiology, physician, or equivalent education and experience). Physicians may only teach Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Use the vocabulary of nursing.
  • Understanding the clinical practice of nursing across the lifespan.
  • Knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses and HCA’s practice.
  • Able to interpret learning experience needs of students and work with local instructional staff to troubleshoot and develop positive strategies to address such issues.
  • Understand the educational experiences of student nurses and HCA’s.

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