POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN NURSING PRACTICE WITH CO-OP

Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice Abbotsford by Gateway College
Start dates- Year 2020: January 6 / May 11 / September 7

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Program Overview

This 85-week PGDNP program is designed to prepare Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) to adapt to Canadian health care setting combining theory and skills based on the entry-level competencies for Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics. Furthermore, it will help learners to advance the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to function effectively as Health Care Assistants (HCAs), LPN and/or RN as well as to develop critical thinking skills and acquire knowledge in becoming a culturally competent nurse while providing care. It will also prepare IENs for Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN), Additional Assessment, National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE).

Job Titles: Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Resident Care Attendant, Long-term Care Aide, Home Support Worker, Personal Care Attendant.
Credential: Diploma
Length: With Co-op 85 weeks or 1760 hours
Without Co-op 45 weeks 960 hours
Hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 3:30pm
Delivery Mode: Traditional (In-class)
Campus: Vancouver, BC

Tuition and fees:

1. PGDNP Program
Non-refundable Application Fee: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International)
Tuition: $16,455 (Domestic/International)

2. PGNDP with Co-op
Non-refundable Application Fee: $250 (Domestic)/ $300 (International)

  • Year 1 Tuition: $16,455 (Domestic/International)
  • Year 2 Tuition: $3,530 (Domestic/International)

*Tuition does not include textbooks, supplies and other applicable costs

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    Admission Requirements

    • Applicants must provide proof of valid RN license from country of origin
    • Applicants must have completed Bachelors of Science in Nursing
    • Applicants must have recent hospital experience within the last four years
    • Applicants must have at least one year of relevant experience
    • Applicants must provide proof of meeting English language competency requirements (Please refer to the language proficiency policy).
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    Language Competency Requirement

    English Proficiency Test Overall Score Speaking Listening Writing Reading
    IELTS* 6 6 6 5.5 5.5
    CELBAN* n/a 7 7 6 6

    * The test result is valid for two years.

    Upon successful completion of the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice program, students will be granted the following credentials:

    • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing Practice
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C Certificate issued by Red Cross
    • FoodSafe Certificate issued by BC FOODSAFE
    • WHMIS Certificate
    • Provincial Violence Prevention Certificate
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    What to expect- Program Schedule

    • Week 1 (On-campus, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm): FoodSafe, Standard First Aid & CPR, and WHIMS
    • Week 2-11, 14-45 (On-campus, M-W, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm): Theory courses
    • Week 12-13 (On-site, variable 40 hours a week schedule): Work Experience (Clinical Placement)
    • Week 46-85 (On-site, variable 40 hours a week schedule): Work Experience (Co-op)
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    Courses

    • CELBAN Preparation
    • BCHCA Assessment Preparation
    • PGDNP: Clinical Placement
    • Professional Practice
    • Physical Assessment
    • Pharmacology
    • Medical Surgical Nursing
    • Canadian Nursing Exam Preparation
    • PGDNP: Co-op
    • Emergency First Aid & CPR Level C
    • FoodSafe
    • WHMIS

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