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Learn to care for people who are sick, injured, convalescing, or disabled.

5825 Diploma in Vocational Studies

When: Start dates may vary. Refer to AdmissionFP for more information.

Where: Theoretical and practical classes at LVTC

How much: approximately $600.00

How long: 1800 hours – 18 months

Diploma: DVS


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)
  • PDSB
  • CPR (First Aid)

 Licensed practical nurse


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

TOTAL : 18 months (1800 hours)


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.



Student Fee (non-refundable) : $40.00     

Program Service Fee (non-refundable) $180.00


Mandatory Items Paid at Centre

Competency1, 2, 3, 5 : $30.00

PDSB Workbooks & Card : $12.00

Updates in English, Hospital Charting Documents, Exams : $ 80.00

Competency 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 : $ 68.00

Approach to Mothers and Newborns : $33.00

Competency 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 : $ 73.00

First aid, Mask & Card : $32.00

Le Petit Compendium : $17.00

Lab fee : $10.00

For a comprehensive cost list please contact LVTC

N.B. Students must provide their own transportation to practicum (stages) and parking where applicable, as well are responsible for payment of any conferences that they may have to attend for their program.

All costs are non-refundable

Costs are subject to change without notice