The Practical Nursing program at CDI College is designed to train high
calibre, knowledgeable, and competent practical nurses who
will be able to work in collaboration with other members of a healthcare
team. Graduates will have the skills to efficiently deliver
patient-centred, culturally sensitive care to individuals, families and
groups of all ages. They will also be well-versed in providing care in a
variety of practice settings in BC.
The curriculum provides students with multiple learning opportunities to
develop, integrate, and demonstrate knowledge, skills and judgement
that are translated into superior reflective practice that meet all
competencies and standards set out by the College of Licensed Practical
Nursing British Columbia (CLPNBC).
Practical nursing is the second largest nursing group in Canada, after
Registered Nurses (RNs). Practical nurses treat health conditions,
promote health, prevent illness and assist patients to achieve optimal
levels of health and wellness. They work with a team of doctors and RNs
to deliver the best possible care to patients in hospitals, long-term
care facilities, doctor's offices, schools, and other healthcare
Students of the Practical Nursing program will participate in four
separate work experience opportunities in a range of healthcare settings
so they are prepared for the tasks at hand upon graduation. Practical
nursing students will also take part in a final preceptorship at the end
of the program.