Practical Nurses are focused on providing quality care and support. They work in collaboration with doctors and registered nurses as important members of the healthcare team in a number of specialized areas, including: medicine, surgery, geriatrics, obstetrics, pediatrics, mental health and community nursing. Our clinical training will equip you with firsthand experience caring for patients at all life stages and will inspire you to cultivate a rewarding nursing practice. With the increasing aging population and the continuous need for care, skilled Practical Nurses are in demand.
The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two academic years of full-time study.
(NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)
As a graduate of this program, you may be employed within a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centres, community and many non-traditional settings.
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The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) developed a document Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada Requisite Skills and Abilities for individuals to determine their ability to meet the LPN demands for a career. This is a useful document to provide a snapshot of the nature and types of activities involved in a typical entry level practice (Cognitive, Communication, Behavioural, Sensory Perceptual, Physical, Environmental).
You will be asked to submit proof of immunization, by following the instructions on the standardized NBCC Immunization and Medical Form. In addition, various health facilities throughout the province may require the completion of their medical/immunization form and proof of valid CPR Level HCP with AED certification before clinical practicums can occur. Host agencies require students to provide a current criminal record check and/or vulnerable sector check from a recognized police service in order to be considered for an applied workplace experience. Individuals who have been convicted criminally and not pardoned may be prohibited from proceeding to a work placement. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that he or she is eligible to participate. Additionally Nursing Homes will require verification of a Social Development (SD) check which is done to determine whether the applicant has any contraventions under the Family Services Act. Please note, when a student goes for a Nursing Home placement, the agency has the responsibility to send in the request for a SD check.
Additional expenses may be incurred as a result of attendance at professional workshops and the annual meeting of ANBLPN.
The nature of this profession requires a sincere desire to work with and help other people, at times under challenging circumstances. The individual who chooses this profession should demonstrate optimal mental and physical health and fitness, stamina and motivation. You should also respect and recognize the dignity of each individual you meet and be willing to work shifts and occasional weekends.
For further information regarding Licensed Practical Nurses, please refer to the Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses.
Institution: Athabasca UniversityArticulation Period: Information: Credit transfer available toward Bachelor of Professional Arts (Human Services) with Athabasca University
Practical Nurse graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:
Institution: Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses (ANBLPN)External Certification: Practical Nurse - ANBLPNInformation:
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