Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing with Co-op

This program provides training for internationally educated nurses to adapt to Canadian best practices in nursing. This program prepares internationally trained nurses for roles within the Canadian health care system. Students will develop critical thinking skills used in nursing and will develop cultural awareness and administration skills that are an important part of nursing in Canada.

During the program, students will work on test-taking strategies and nursing topics that are essential in preparation for the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS), which is a pre-requisite to writing the NCLEX RN (Canadian National Nursing Exam).

NCAS provides a three-part competency assessment for internationally-educated health practitioners (IEPs) — including health care aides, licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and psychiatric nurses — who hope to practice in British Columbia.

In order to work as an RN in Canada, Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) must complete a 4-stage application process. Please see the “additional info tab” for more information.

This program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.

This program includes a Co-op placement. This placement enables the student to gain first hand paid experience in the chosen career field while enabling Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation. Please note successful completion of the Co-op is required for graduation

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the purpose of the Standards of Nursing
  • Practice in BC and the CAN Code of Ethics and their application in various nursing roles and practise settings; therefore, maintain competencies of professional practice
  • Understand Ethical Practice with competence in professional judgment and practice decisions guided by the codes of ethics for registered nurses. Uses critical inquiry in the decision-making process and maintains therapeutic, caring and culturally safe relationships with clients and the health care team
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Client-focused Provision of Service to clients across the lifespan
  • Use 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., Care of the elderly and vulnerable population
  • 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
  • Understand the different Scope of Practice, Standards of Practice and Practice Standards for RN, RPN, LPN and HCA in Canada
  • Understand the different roles in delivering safe and competent care as HCA, LPN, RN and LPN

 

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
2160 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
81 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Admission Requirements:
  • 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
Co-Op Requirements:
  • TB Test/ Certificate of Good Health
  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check
  • Successful completion of all theory courses
  • Maintaining Sprott Shaw College’s attendance requirements
Certificate Requirements:
  • 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 a 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 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 at www.crnbc.ca.

Upon completion of the 45 week theoretical portions of the program students will be eligible for a paid 36 week co-op within a healthcare setting. The purpose of the co-op is to give students an opportunity to use effective communication skills within the healthcare environment and to gain a better understanding of how members of the healthcare team work together within the healthcare system.

Graduates of the Sprott Shaw College Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration & Practice Program are prepared to demonstrate the following entry-level competencies:

  • Maintain Professional Responsibility and Accountability by demonstrating professional conduct in collaboration with the Health Care Team in the provision of the safe application of knowledge, skills, ethical care and compassion of the patient/community. Understands the role of self-regulation as a necessity in public protection by applying knowledge of its requirements
  • 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
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Client-focused Provision of Service by working within the structure of the Health Care system in collaboration with diverse members within the Health Care team in the best interest of the client, using the concept of public protection to guide practice
  • Understands Ethical Practice with competence in professional judgment and practice decisions guided by the codes of ethics for registered nurses. Uses critical inquiry in the decision-making process, and maintains therapeutic, caring and culturally safe relationships with clients and then the health care team
* Post-Graduate Certificate in Nursing with Co-op 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.

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
2160 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
81 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Courses List

This 81 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
2160 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
81 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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