Practical Nursing

The provincial practical nursing education program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, judgments and attitudes to perform to the full range of competencies as identified by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives. The program provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals and families at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam.

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Applicants are responsible for ensuring all required documents have been submitted to TRU if requested from other post-secondary institutions and/or agencies by the dates specified. Official transcripts must be issued within two years of application and must be received in sealed envelopes from the issuing institution.

Educational requirements

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent), or mature student status
  • English Studies 12 wih a minimum grade of 65% or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of 65% or equivalent
  • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (or equivalent) 60%
  • Anatomy and Physiology 12 with a minimum 60% (or equivalent)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses (or equivalent)
  • TRU Williams Lake offers PNUR : Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses on campus every winter (January – April) semester. Alternatively, TRU Open Learning offers HLTH 1121; however, PNUR 1300 is preferred as it is provincially accepted. Please note: The pre-requisite for Human Anatomy & Physiology is Anatomy and Physiology (Biology) 12 with a minimum 60% (or equivalent)
PNUR 1420 Professional Practice 1
PNUR 1600 Professional Communication 1
PNUR 1700 Variations in Health 1
PNUR 1750 Health Promotion 1
PNUR 1800 Pharmacology 1
PNUR 1520 Integrated Nursing Practice 1
PNUR 1570 Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE 1)
PNUR 1430 Professional Practice 2
PNUR 1610 Professional Communications 2
PNUR 1710 Variations in Health 2
PNUR 1760 Health Promotion 2
PNUR 1810 Pharmacology 2
PNUR 1530 Integrated Nursing Practice 2
PNUR 1580 Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE 2)
PNUR 2420 Professional Practice 3
PNUR 2600 Professional Communication 3
PNUR 2700 Variations in Health 3
PNUR 2750 Health Promotion 3
PNUR 2520 Integrated Nursing Practice 3
PNUR 2570 Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE 3)
PNUR 2430 Professional Practice 4
PNUR 2610 Professional Communications 4
PNUR 2710 Variations in Health 4
PNUR 2760 Health Promotion 4
PNUR 2530 Integrated Nursing Practice 4
PNUR 2580 Consolidated Practice Experience (CPE 4)
PNUR 2560 Transition to Preceptorship
PNUR 2590 Preceptorship

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