CHCA will not be offering the 52 week PN or 34 week Access to PN programs after June 30th 2012. In addition the NEW PN programs will not be available until the CLPNBC recognition has been achieved.
Canadian Health Care Academy has taken the 52-week Practical Nursing program to a new level by expanding it to 73 weeks meeting and exceeding the CLPNBC curriculum requirements. This program now provides students with more theoretical plus clinical practice experience including mental health and community. Our fully equipped laboratory including state of the art simulation mannequins. Our experienced instructors train our students to become confident in their ability to enter the health care industry with the knowledge and tools essential to this diverse field. Over 90% of our all our PN and Access to PN students have completed the CLPNBC licensure exam successfully.
• Mature student status of 19 years of age or older.
• Grade 12 graduation or equivalent (ABE, GED).
• English 12 with a grade of C+ or higher, or Technical Communications 12 with a grade of B+ or higher.
• Math 11 Principles with a grade of C or higher, (current BC curriculum), or Math 11 foundations with a grade of C or higher (commencing 2012).
• Biology 12 (Human Biology) with a grade of C or higher.
• Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum grade of C+, or equivalent, must be completed by the start of specified courses.
• CAAT entrance assessment with a minimum overall score of 70%.
• Math assessment exam. Students scoring less than 80% will be requested to attend the CHCA Math for Nursing, or provide proof of other math tutorials, schooling. This does not preclude your admission to the academy and will be used to advise students of tutoring recommendations & opportunities for review at the Academy.
(Note: Applicants with English as an additional language must meet the language requirements set by CLPNBC (2011), and be successful in one of the following:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic Version with minimum scores of:
• Overall Band Score: 7.5
• Speaking 7.5
• Listening 8.0
• Reading 7.0
• Writing 7.5
Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) with minimum score of:
• Speaking 8.0
• Listening 10
• Reading 8.0
• Writing 7.0
Test d’evaluation de francais (TEF) with a minimum overall score of 750, and the following scores:
• Speaking 5.0
• Listening 4.0
• Reading 4.0
• Vocabulary and grammar 4.0
The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:
• CPR Level “C”.
• Current criminal record clearance (within 1 year).
• Medical Clearance from physician & Immunization Record for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza.
• Negative Tuberculosis Test or chest x-ray (within 1 year).
• Two letters of reference.
• Over 475 hours of supervised clinical practice in both long term and acute care settings.
• 185 hours of preceptorship experience.
• Weekly practice in a fully equipped, state of the art on-site nursing laboratory.
• Over 1150 hours of Instructor led classroom theory
• WHMIS Certificate
• Nursing Skills
• Nursing care for specific disease conditions
• Maternity, Paediatrics, IV’s
• Factors affecting health and healing
• Critical Thinking, care planning, and conflict resolution
• Therapeutic communication skills
Graduates must pass the licensing exam to become licensed by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)
Ongoing registration. Begins April, August & November each year. Call for details.
Courses run 5 days/week.