- A Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing
- IELTS 6.0 Band or Equivalent
- Must be currently registered as an RN in the country of origin and in all countries that you have worked as an RN
- Students may not be eligible to write the NCLEX-RN
- Acceptance into and the successful completion of this program does not guarantee that approval to write a licensing exam will be given
- The eligibility to write the NCLEX-RN or the CPNRE is at the sole discretion of the respective nursing regulatory body for both RN’s and LPN’s in Canada
- 70% average upon successful completion of all courses
Stages for the Application Process:
Stage 1: Apply to the National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS Website: http://www.nnas.ca/). This application is required for verification of credentials and initial assessment of qualifications. The outcome of this assessment will determine if further training is required including recommendation to take an English fluency test.
Stage 2: After receiving the report from NNAS, students may apply to the College of Nurses in Canada of their choice such as CRNBC (British Columbia), CARNA (Alberta), SRNA (Saskatchewan), CRNM (Manitoba), CRNO (Ontario), and etc. The licensing body will review the NNAS report submitted and will confirm eligibility to write the exam or if further training is required. English proficiency test is a requirement either IELTS, CELBAN or equivalent.
Stage 3: Complete NCAS (Nursing Community Assessment Service) to determine if IEPs are ready to meet entry to practice competencies safely, ethically and competently in Canada. This is made up of 3 assessments: computer-based assessment, simulation lab assessment, and oral assessment. These three are necessary in order to complete the assessment process.
Stage 4: Assessed registration requirements (supplementary education and NCLEX-RN): IEN’s will receive an assessment letter outlining registration requirements which will be related to required coursework that must be completed and successful completion of NCLEX. For more information on the registration requirements and application process visit the different Canadian nursing licensing body websites i.e. www.crnbc.ca.
Graduates of the Sprott Shaw College Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration & Practice Program are prepared to demonstrate the following entry-level competencies:
- Understands the purpose of the Standards of Nursing Practice in BC, and the CAN Code of Ethics and their application in various nursing roles and practice settings; therefore, maintain competencies of professional practice
- Demonstrates an understanding of Client-focused Provision of Service to clients across the lifespan. Using the specialized body of knowledge in the following focused areas of nursing care: Physical Examination, Women’s Health & Childbearing, Children’s health Problems to Psychiatric and Mental Health Counselling, General and Perioperative Nursing Care
- Competent application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of the NCAS, as well as to create and maintain therapeutic, caring and culturally safe relationships with clients and the health care team in the future
* Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing with Practicum was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.
Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.