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Practical Nursing Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

Courses in this program are offered using online and/or hybrid delivery method in Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 due to COVID-19. Confirm directly with Camosun about the learning method.

  • Campuses
    Interurban

    Resources

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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    20 Months (full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $15,500 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $3800 Year One
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Summer 2020
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out Camosun's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

If you are a current Grade 12 at a BC/Yukon high school, You can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15. 

Verify directly with Camosun

Application Fee: $42.66

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent 

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (C+) 
  • English First Peoples 12 (C+)
  • both ENGL 091 (C) and ENGL 093 (C)
  • both ENGL 092 (C) and ENGL 094 (C)
  • both ENGL 092 (C) and ENGL 096 (C)
  • both ENGL 103 (C) and ENGL 104 (C)
  • ENGL 142 (C)
  • both ELD 092 (C) and ELD 094 (C)
  • ELD 097 (C)
  • both ELD 103 (C) and ELD 104 (C)
  • Canadian high school equivalent 
  • equivalent Camosun assessment
  • equivalent external assessment  

3. English Language Competency
One of: 

  • three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction and is also one of the country’s official languages. (English as a Second Language/Additional Language courses are not included in this three-year calculation)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum scores of:
    • Speaking: 7.0
    • Listening: 7.5
    • Reading: 6.5
    • Writing: 7.0
    • Overall Band Score: 7.0
  • Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) with minimum scores of:
    • Speaking: 8.0
    • Listening: 10.0
    • Reading: 8.0
    • Writing: 7.0

4. Math

One of:

5. PNUR 101 (C+)* or equivalent 

Note(*):

  • Biology 12 (C) is a prerequisite for PNUR 101.
  • Camosun College's BIOL 150 and BIOL 151, or BIOL 152 and BIOL 153, or BIOL 143 and 144 may be used as equivalents to PNUR 101

Non-Academic

Upon acceptance into the program and before the program starts, you are required to provide the following:

  • TB skin test result (must be done within 3 months of program start)
  • Evidence of of your immunizations or immunity to preventable, communicable diseases. It's highly recommended you maintain current immunizations as per the Practice Education Guidelines of B.C. 
  • Hepatitis B and the flu vaccines are highly recommended and are available at your local health clinic or through your physician
  • Yearly respirator mask 'fit-testing'. Fitting will be completed in the program and you will be responsible for associated costs
  • Standard First Aid certificate (valid for 3 years) 
  • CPR Level 'C' 
  • Criminal Record Check. Camosun will email you with information on how to complete the Criminal Record Check (CRC) process. You are responsible for all associated costs
  • It is also recommended that you volunteer in a heath care facility prior to starting this program
  • Basic computer literacy (such as keyboarding, web search and e-mail skills) is strongly recommended

Admission Advice

1. Attendance at a program information session is highly recommended.

2. There is priority seating in this program for students of Indigenous ancestry. 

3. If you have back, neck or arm injuries or serious skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or latex allergy, you should carefully weigh such factors before applying to the program.

4. If you have significant health challenges you are advised to consult with the Nursing Department.


 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy Camosun's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

English proficiency for program admissions at Camosun College requires English 12 (C+) or equivalent. 
Students may meet the English proficiency requirement with one or more of the following alternatives.

International students should contact Camosun International to learn about your options towards direct entry into our programs.

Assessment

Minimum Result

IELTS (Academic)

6.0 overall (no sub-score less than 6.0)

TOEFL ibt

78 overall (no sub-score less than 19)

LPI

5 or higher

PTE Academic

54 overall (no sub-score less than 50)

Cambridge Assessment of English: C1 Advanced

174 overall (no sub-score less than 169)

CAEL CE

60 overall (no -sub-score less than 60)

GTEC CBT

1200 overall (minimum sub-score: Reading 325; Writing 270; Speaking 260; Listening 335)


 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Requirement: You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

Current BC/Yukon high school student can apply for provisional admission between September 15 and May 15; please check here for special high school admission process.

If you are a secondary school graduate, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here

Out-of-Province

If you are a secondary school graduate, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun College. You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

For more details on admission to Camosun, check here 

BC Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit*, please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you possess Grade 12 graduation from any recognized institution, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

If you have completed post-secondary studies at another institution and wish to gain transfer credit* please see the Transfer Credit web page.

Footnote (*): Transfer credit is defined as academic work that is completed at another institution that is formally recognized as being equivalent to a Camosun course.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the start of your first academic term, you are eligible for general admission to Camosun. You must also meet the specific admission requirements for your intended program. (These admission requirements are detailed within each program profile for Camosun College within EducationPlannerBC's Search Database)

International Student

For complete details on admission to Camosun College as an International Student, please check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Camosun College may consider granting special admission to underage applicants on an individual basis. For more details, please refer to Camosun's Admission Policy (Section C. Special College Admission Admission).

How to Apply

For details on applying to Camosun College, please check here.

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