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Practical Nursing

Diploma 75 weeks

Ready to become a hero? CDI College’s Practical Nursing program is recognized by the (British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and designed to prepare you for a professional career as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

BC Practical Nursing Courses

The practical nursing courses at CDI College provide you with opportunities to develop, integrate, and demonstrate your knowledge, skills, and judgement. Upon graduation, you’ll have the skills to efficiently deliver patient-centred, culturally sensitive care to individuals, families, and groups of all ages.

During the program, you will participate in four work experience opportunities in a range of healthcare settings so you’re prepared to hit the ground running in your new career. You will also take part in a final preceptorship at the end of the program.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Practical nursing is the second-largest nursing group in Canada, after Registered Nurses (RNs). LPNs 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 settings.

After completing every course in the Practical Nursing program, you’ll be eligible to apply to become an LPN through BCCNP.

The Practical Nursing program is recognized by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training.


Students who graduate from the Practical Nursing program are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE), which is required to practise as a licensed practical nurse in Canada. Learn how to apply for for initial licensed practical nurse registration in British Columbia. Please visit

English Language Proficiency Requirements for Admissions

  • Three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary education at an accredited institution where
    • English is the language of instruction, and
    • English is one of the country's official languages
      • Notes:
        • English as a Second Language/Additional Language courses do not quality for consideration in the three-year calculation.
  • Or, International English Language Testing System - Academic Version (IELTS) with a minimum score of
    • Reading 6.5
    • Listening 7.0
    • Writing 6.5
    • Speaking 7.0
    • Overall Band Score 7.0
  • Or, Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessmet for Nurses (CELBAN) with minimum scores of:
    • Reading 8.0
    • Listening 9.0
    • Writing 7.0
    • Speaking 8.0

Campus Availability

This program is approved to be offered at the following campuses. Please contact the campus of your choosing for program availability.

  • Surrey
  • Online

Delivery Mode

The program is approved to be delivered in the following methods.

  • In person (On Campus)

My instructor helps me achieve my academic goals by making lessons fun, interesting, and enjoyable. I am really grateful to have gained knowledge and education from labs, classrooms, and my practicum.

Imndeep S., Practical Nursing Graduate
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