Applications currently being accepted for upcoming fall start at three Lower Mainland campuses
Vancouver, BC – July 26, 2011 – CDI College still has open spaces for the September start of its Practical Nursing program. This one year program will prepare anyone looking to enter the fast-paced healthcare field.
Nursing continues to be a highly-respected profession in Canada. Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are one group of nursing professionals who play crucial roles in a broad range of healthcare fields in BC. As such, LPNs need to have the fundamental knowledge and practical training to succeed on the job. Those interested pursuing a position in the province’s growing healthcare sector will find that the 51-week Practical Nursing diploma program at CDI College is the perfect way to jump start a nursing career.
Nursing has traditionally been a lifelong career choice. The wide range of options available to LPNs provides them with opportunities to work in various departments, locations and levels of management. For instance, graduates can find careers in hospitals, care homes, community health centers, schools and medical clinics.
Students in the Practical Nursing program learn from industry-experienced instructors. They study essential subjects such as human anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and professional issues as well as a range of specialized topics like acute care, gerontology and community health. Supervised clinical practicum placements in community care settings, long-term care facilities and acute care environments allow students to gain essential practical experience in the field. A final preceptorship prepares students for the transition from student nurse to licensed professional.
“Upon graduation, our students are prepared for writing the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) in order to apply for licensing with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC,” says Dr. Bohdan Bilan, VP of Academics for CDI College. “As new professionals in the industry, our graduates will become key assets in the province’s healthcare system for years to come.”
CDI College is currently accepting applications for the fall intake of its 51-week Practical Nursing diploma program at its Richmond, Surrey, and Vancouver campuses. Program lengths may change for future sessions due to curriculum revisions. Keep up-to-date with news and events from all CDI campus locations by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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