Health, Assistance & Nursing Care (DVS)
5825 Diploma in Vocational Studies
****start dates in March and September****
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.
- Infection control
- IV insertion
- Medication administration
- Care of children (pediatrics)
- Licensed practical nurse
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.
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.
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.
TOTAL : 18 months (1800 hours)