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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in BC provide nursing services to patients and their families across the lifespan in a variety of hospital, community, residential and home care environments working as an integral part of the health team in collaboration with Physicians, RNs and RPNs. LPNs practice nursing using their knowledge, skills, judgment, critical thinking and problem solving to provide safe, competent and ethical care.
Comprehensive patient assessments serve as the basis for developing individual nursing care plans. Practical Nurses perform nursing interventions such as:
The Sprott Shaw College (SSC) Practical Nursing Program curriculum is based on the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP, formerly the CLPNBC) Standards of Practice Framework. These include the Scope of Practice Standards, Professional Standards and the Practice Standards as set out
On completion of this program graduates will:
Basic word processing and computer skills are required; a caring attitude and a sincere interest in the well-being of people are essential; foundational courses in Mathematics, Biology, Psychology and Sociology are an asset; flexible and adaptable work/life schedule to accommodate for clinical experience shift work; healthcare related work/volunteer experience strongly recommended; must be able to cope with the emotional aspects of working with the sick, injured and terminally ill. Has the following required skills and abilities described in Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada Requisite Skills and Abilities (2013):
Sprott Shaw College graduates are working across the province in all Health Authorities including Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health, Island Health, Northern and Interior Health Authorities. Our graduates are working in hospitals like Vancouver General, Surrey Memorial, Chilliwack Hospital, Kelowna General, Penticton, Regional Interior, Victoria General and more. We have graduates working in complex care facilities operated by the health authorities and privately managed care facilities. We also have graduates working in the largest private nursing care companies in BC like Nurse Next Door, Bayshore Home Health and AdvoCare Health Services. If for are any reason you need assistance finding employment after graduation, we offer Employment Services for life at each of our 16 campuses.
Sprott Shaw College graduates of our Practical Nursing program are eligible for admission towards the Bachelor of Nursing (Post-LPN) Program of Athabasca University.
This program includes the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© Seminar using the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. curriculum and certified training. All students will be able to take the exam to become Blue Card™ endorsed.
We offer Biology, English and Math upgrade courses needed for the Practical Nursing program. The cost of this upgrade will be credited to your account once you have been accepted as a Practical Nursing student at Sprott Shaw College. Speak with a Career Advisor for more details.
Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada: Requisite Skills and Abilities document
Entry to Practice Competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses (2013)
Scope of Practice: Standards, Limits and Conditions
GE123 Career and Professional Development (Comp/Inc)
PN100 Program Preparation
PN1001 Professional Practice 1
PN1002 Professional Communication 1
PN1003 Variations in Health 1
PN1004 Health Promotion 1
PN1005 Pharmacology 1
PN1006 Integrated Nursing Practice 1
PN1007 Consolidated Practice Experience 1 (Clinical)
PN105 Human Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology
PN2001 Professional Practice 2
PN2002 Professional Communications 2
PN2003 Variations in Health 2
PN2004 Health Promotion 2
PN2005 Pharmacology 2
PN2006 Integrated Nursing Practice 2
PN2007 Consolidated Practice Experience 2 (Clinical)
PN3001 Professional Practice 3
PN3002 Professional Communications 3
PN3003 Variations in Health 3
PN3004 Health Promotion 3
PN3006 Integrated Nursing Practice 3
PN3007 Consolidated Practice Experience 3 (Clinical)
PN4001 Professional Practice 4
PN4002 Professional Communications 4
PN4003 Variations in Health 4
PN4004 Health Promotion 4
PN4006 Integrated Nursing Practice 4
PN4007 Consolidated Practice Experience 4 (Clinical)
PN5000 Transition to Preceptorship
PN5002 Exam Preparation
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