About the Career

Practical Nursing is the second-largest nursing group in Canada. You’ll be a valued member of a primary healthcare team, qualified to administer medication, assess and monitor patients, assist in rehabilitation activities, educate clients regarding health-related issues and more.

Upon graduation from our Practical Nursing diploma program, you’ll find employment opportunities in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health facilities, mental health facilities, home care and home support agencies, assisted living facilities, and hospice care facilities.

Key Information

  • Delivery Method: Combined delivery (includes in-class, online, face-to-face labs & clinical practice)
  • Duration: 76 weeks, including 23 weeks of hands-on experience
  • Starts: Three times per year (February, June and October)
  • Credential: Diploma
  • Wages: $28.43-$34.37/hour (BCNU April 2021)