This program provides specific training for internationally educated nurses in how to adapt to Canadian best practices in nursing. This program prepares internationally trained nurses for roles within the Canadian health care system. Students will develop critical thinking skills used in nursing and will develop cultural awareness and administration skills that are an important part of nursing in Canada.
During the program students will work on test taking strategies and nursing topics that are essential in preparation to write the NCLEX RN (Canadian National Nursing Exam).
Some internationally trained nurses try to write the exam on their own, but many have failed. Even though these nurses are qualified health care professionals in their own country, their struggle is usually due to the language/comprehension barrier, the difference in nursing standards and difficulty in cultural adaptation.
Post Graduate Certificate Program in Administration & Nursing Practice teaches the specific occupational language and cultural skills necessary to work effectively as a nurse in Canada and to apply this knowledge to the National Council Licensure Exam.
Students should be prepared to attend classes 32 hours per week and then do additional study hours of 20-30 hours per week. Student success on the exam is determined by the amount of time students put into practicing their English, reviewing the Canadian Nursing system and practicing NCLEX sample exam questions.
Upon completion of the 45 week theoretical portions of the program students will be eligible for a paid 36 week co-op (Work) within a healthcare setting, as Health Care Assistant. The purpose of the co-op is to give students an opportunity to use effective communication skills within the healthcare environment and to gain a better understanding of how members of the healthcare team work together within the healthcare system.
Graduates of the Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration & Practice Program are prepared to demonstrate the following entry-level competencies:
– Maintain Professional Responsibility and Accountability by demonstrating professional conduct in collaboration with the Health Care team in the provision of the safe application of knowledge, skills, ethical care and compassion of the patient/community. Understands the role of self-regulation as a necessity in public protection by applying knowledge of its requirements.
– Competent application of nursing knowledge for the purpose of the NCAS, as well as to create and maintain thearapeutic, caring and culturally safe relationships with clients and the health care team in the future.
– Demonstrates an understanding of Client-focused Provision of Service by working within the structure of the Health Care system in collaboration with diverse members within the Health Care team in the best interest of the client, using the concept of public protection to guide practice.
– Understands Ethical Practice with competence in professional judgment and practice decisions guided by the codes of ethics for registered nurses. Uses critical inquiry in the decision making process, and maintains therapeutic, caring and culturally safe relationships with clients and then health care team
Our dedicated Employment Services Specialists assists our graduates with job placement assistance throughout their lifetime. Graduates may return for this employment assistance at any time if required after graduation. We understand the importance of meaningful careers and our team makes this our priority to find permanent employment for our graduates
Over time, our graduate skills may need sharpening. Technology improves, new techniques are created, and new terminology is used. It is important to be relevant and therefore students may return to College for refresher courses should they require skills upgrading in the area they trained in. Conditions apply.
If our student’s first employer after graduation finds any deficiencies in skills that are noted in one or more areas for which training has been given, we will retrain the student at no expense to the employer
Our monthly intake system means no “wait lists” and regular monthly start dates, allowing students the chance to graduate and be job ready sooner. Students have a daily schedule of 4 to 5 hours, allowing them more time to complete assignments or work part-time where necessary. Start times and program schedules vary by program;
We have 16 campuses across BC allowing graduates the opportunity to attend any location that is most convenient for them. If you change jobs or relocate in the future we can assist you in transferring to one of our other campuses. We are close by, and are always ready to provide our graduates full support for retraining and job placement assistance to improve their chances of employment.
When taking one of our college programs, you will be pleased to discover each program is dedicated to providing relevant information and quality education with smaller class sizes. Our programs give you the necessary skills to reach your full potential and accomplish your career goals. Learn more...