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Access to Practical Nursing Diploma


Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
    Experience

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

  • Program Start Date
    September, November
  • Campuses
    Smithers

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    Town of Smithers
    Terrace

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    City of Terrace
  • Length
    54.5 credits (13 months)
  • Tuition Estimate
    $9900 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $2500 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    • Face-to-Face
    • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)
    • Off-site
    • Temporarily online/hybrid Fall 2020

    Blended (online and face-to-face at Terrace or Smithers); or Face-to-face (Terrace)

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 CMTN's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application Fee: No Charge

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in brackets)

1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. English

One of:

  • English Studies 12 (65%) 
  • First People English 12 (65%) 
  • IELTS = overall band score of 7.0, with 7.0 Speaking, 7.5 Listening, 6.5 Reading and 7.0 Writing
  • equivalent 

2. One of:

  • Biology 12 (60%)
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 (60%)
  • equivalent

3. Math

One of:

  • Foundations of Math 11 (60%)
  • Pre-Calculus 11 (60%)
  • Principles of Math 11 (60%)
  • equivalent 

4. PNUR 103 (65%) or equivalent, completed within the last 5 years

5. One of:

  • Health Care Assistant Certificate
  • Resident Care Attendant Certificate
  • A combined Home Support/Resident Care Attendant Certificate

Non-Academic

  • at least 600 hours of work experience (within the last 2 years), in a care facility where care is provided to a group of gerontology clients. Work experience must be verified by an official employer letter. Individualized home care experience is not acceptable.

Admission Advice

1. If English is your second language and you have taken upgrading English course to meet the English requirement, you must also demonstrate three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education at an accredited institution where English is the medium of instruction and is also one of the country’s official languages. 

2. If PNUR 103 is not offered at Coast Mountain College, please use BC Transfer Guide to find equivalent courses available through other institutions.   

3. After acceptance into the program, the following will be required to participate in practice education experiences: 

  • CPR Level C certification (see Practice Education Guidelines
  • Criminal Record Check
  • current immunizations (diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella and influenza)
  • negative TB skin test or chest x-ray

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

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

English Language Requirements

Summary

All other applicants must demonstrate all four components of language: speaking, listening, reading and writing. For more information on language requirements, go to Domestic English Language Requirements or Internationally Recognized Language Requirements

Verify with the institution directly

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)

CMTN admits applicants with any level of education. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all CMTN programs are detailed separately in EducationPlannerBC.

 

 

 

Out-of-Province

CMTN admits applicants with any level of educational. However, you will also have to meet any admission requirements of your intended program. For instance many CMTN programs have entrance requirements that include proof of secondary school graduation and/ or completion of secondary school courses.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all CMTN programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a CMTN educational advisor and review their website.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program.

To have courses from other institutions evaluated for transfer credit at CMTN, you must submit an Transfer Credit Request Form along with official transcripts from each institution attended. For more information about transferring credit, contact a CMTN educational advisor and review their website

 

Mature Student

Not Applicable

 

International Student

For details on International Student admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

For details on applying, check here.

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