Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program will start on October 30, 2017. Join our PN program and receive a discount of $2,500. Tuition fee after discount is $26,000. The class timing is from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

Canadian Health Care Academy offers a 74-week (4 semesters) Practical Nursing program. The duration of the program is 74 weeks of classroom and clinical hours, not including term breaks, holiday breaks and statutory holidays. Practical Nursing program have been approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch(PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia. Our PN program is approved and recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). The Practical Nursing program is based on Provincial Practical Nursing Curriculum. The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). This program now provides students with more theoretical knowledge plus clinical practice experience including mental health and community. Our fully equipped laboratory includes 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, skills, judgement and attitude essential to meet the entry-to-practice competencies for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (ABE, GED).
  • English 12 with a grade of C+ OR Technical Communications 12 with a grade of B+.
  • Math 11 Principles with a grade of C (current BC curriculum) OR Math 11 Foundations with a grade of C (commencing 2012).
  • Biology 12 (Human Biology) with a grade of C.

Notes for Admission

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum grade of C+ or equivalent must be completed by the start of specified courses.

Pre-Practicum/Clinical Requirements:

The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:

  • CPR level “C”.
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Immunization as required by sites of practice education and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control (2009): diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray. Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences given particular Health Authority, or practice education site organization/agency policy.


Registration Fee:

  • $150 for domestic students
  • $200 for international students

Program Fee:

  • $26,000 for domestic students after a discount of $2500
  • $40,000 for international students

Textbooks: $2,600

Lab Fee: $550

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