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Health Programs

Health Care Assistant

6-month program

This certificate program covers the basic skills necessary for mature adults who wish to work mainly with the elderly as home support workers or resident care attendants. Employment prospects are good in home support agencies, intermediate/extended care facilities, and community residential settings. Next intake is September 2016.  Please contact Student Affairs at 250-746-3509 for details on admission requirements.
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Practical Nursing

2-year program (full-time)

This program provides students with the theory and skills required to practice as a Practical Nurse within acute care, extended care, intermediate care, and community care settings. The two-year program includes four consolidated practice experiences and one preceptorship. Students must successfully complete all required courses in each semester before progressing to subsequent semesters and the final preceptorship.

On recommendation of the program faculty, graduates of the Practical Nursing Diploma program may write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.

Click on heading for more detailed information.  This program is being offered at the Cowichan campus September 2016. Please contact Student Affairs at 250-746-3509 for program information and details on admissions requirements.
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