Health, Assistance & Nursing Care

Health, Assistance & Nursing Care (DVS)

5825 Diploma in Vocational Studies

If you are dynamic, have a genuine compassion for people and like a fast-paced job, a life-affirming experience awaits you in a career in the health sector as a licensed practical nurse.

Students learn to care for people who are sick, injured, convalescing, or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. This includes the ability to evaluate patients’ needs and develop patient care plans. Students will also learn to administer prescribed medicine, start intravenous fluid, and provide care to ventilator-dependent patients.

Training includes:

  • Infection control
  • IV insertion
  • Medication administration
  • Care of children (pediatrics)

Employment opportunities:

  •  Licensed practical nurse

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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Health, Assistance and Nursing program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent.
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary V credits in language of instruction and Secondary IV credits in second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the general development test, as well as Secondary V credits in language of instruction in a program of study established by the Minister, or recognition of equivalent learning.
OR
Persons having earned Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister and who will continue their general education courses concurrently with their vocational training in order to obtain the credits they are missing among the following: Secondary V language of instruction and Secondary IV second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister.

Hours
Statement of the Competency
30
First Aid
30
Profession and Training
45
Comprehensive Approach to Health
105
Communicating in a Care Team
30
Basic Care Procedures
30
Helping Relationship
45
Ethical and Legal Aspects
60
Care Procedures and the Musculoskeletal System
60
Basic Care
75
Nutrition
30
Care Procedures and the Nervous and Sensory Systems
60
Care Procedures and the Endocrine system
30
Care Procedures and the Digestive System
75
Care Procedures and the Urinary and Reproductive Systems
60
Approach to Clients With Cognitive Deficits
Hours
Statement of the Competency
60
Approach to Clients in Palliative Care
75
Approach to Clients with Mental Health Problems
45
Geronto-Geriatric Care
30
Care of Clients with Mental Health Problems
45
Physical Rehabilitation Care
120
Surgical Care
30
Approach to Mothers and Newborns
75
Care of Mothers and Newborns
120
Approach to Children and Adolescents
120
Care of Children and Adolescents
90
Care of a Diverse Clientele
30
Infection Control
30
Drug Therapy
30
Specific Care
30
Medical Care
105
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems

TOTAL : 18 months (1800 hours)