The Graduate Diploma in Nursing program

The Graduate Diploma Program in Nursing has been approved by the Registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Government of British Columbia.

The Graduate Diploma in Nursing program is designed to upgrade internationally educated nurses’ skills to meet Canadian standards in nursing. This program is a review of the knowledge and skills the internationally educated nurses acquire in their basic education and work place experience. This program will also prepare foreign trained nurses for the NCLEX-RN and the NCLEX-PN exam. The duration of this program is 11 months.


In order to write the NCLEX-RN examination you need to have an eligibility letter from one of the provinces in Canada. We strongly advise that you apply for registration for internationally educated nurses for eligibility. You MUST meet the IELTS requirement and all the other requirements for the province you apply for registration.


  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Nursing or General Nursing Midwives (GNM) diploma
  • Must be registered nurse in their country of origin
  • Entrance test, phone interview or IELTS 6.5 overall

Course Content:

  • English for Nursing/Health Care Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Canadian healthcare system
  • Nursing in Canada
  • Nursing Values and Ethics
  • Health Assessment and Physical Examination
  • Clients with Special Needs
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
  • NCLEX-RN preparation and Review
  • Computerized NCLEX-RN PrepU preparation programs


Registration Fee for International Students: $200

Registration Fee for Domestic Students: $150

Tuition Fee for International Students: $14,000

Tuition Fee for Domestic Students: $12,000

Textbooks: $1,650

Lab Fee: $550

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