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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.

5825 Diploma in Vocational Studies

Description

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)
Jobs

 Licensed practical nurse

Prerequisite

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.

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

TOTAL : 18 months (1800 hours)

Fees

Registration fees: $180

****start dates in March and September****