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Northern Lights College Diploma in Practical Nursing
Northern Lights College

Diploma in Practical Nursing

Dawson Creek, Canada

2 Years


Full time

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CAD 18,195 / per year


* open October 1st for October admission in the following year


The Diploma in Practical Nursing at Northern Lights College follows the new provincial curriculum as revised in 2017. The program is designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills, judgments, and attitudes to perform to the full range of competencies as endorsed by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive, with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals (and families of individuals) at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings.

Consistent with the CLPNBC Scope of Practice: Standards, Limits, and Conditions (2017), the focus for beginners' practice is “promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health, with a focus on clients with stable and predictable states of health."

Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).

Important Notes

  • Clinical Learning experiences may occur in a variety of settings, including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, and Fort Nelson. All students should be prepared for in-region travel.
  • Students must provide the following required supplies/materials: Stethoscope, Uniforms, lab coats(provided by NLC at cost), WCB approved safety/nursing shoes, and a watch with a second hand.
  • A personal laptop is recommended for each student.
  • Program graduates are eligible for direct admission into the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Advanced Specialty Certificate in Community Care Licensing.


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