We offer prerequisites for our Practical Nursing students (some conditions apply). Below is the schedule!


Mathematics for nursing will start on April 3rd, 2017 and will end on April 12, 2017. The course runs Monday to Wednesday from 4:30PM-8:30PM.

Biology for Nursing will start on April 18, 2017 and will end on May 4, 2017. The course runs Monday to Friday from 4:00PM -9:30PM.

Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing will start on May 8, 2017 and will end on May 19, 2017. The course runs Monday to Friday from 4:00PM - 9:30PM.

Technical Communication for Practical Nursing will start on on June 5, 2017 and will end on June 20, 2017. The course runs Monday to Thursday from 4:00PM-9:30PM.

Biology for Nursing

Biology will start on April 18, 2017 and will end on May 4, 2017.17. This course is designed to provide a basic biology introduction. Our Biology course is timed in such a way as to have the students step directly into the Access or Generic Practical Nursing Programs following completion. This course is 3 weeks in length.

Mathematics for Nursing

Mathematics for nursing will start on start on April 3rd, 2017 and will end on April 12, 2017. Canadian Health Care Academy is pleased to offer Mathematics for Nursing prerequisite course in its curriculum. The materials covered will assist students with basic math skills used throughout their clinical practice and more specifically Term 1 Pharmacology. Our mathematics course is timed in such a way as to have the students step directly into the Access or Generic Practical Nursing Programs following completion. This course is 2 weeks in length.

Technical Communication for Practical Nursing

Technical Communication for Practical Nursing will start on June 5, 2017 and will end on June 20, 2017. This course is designed for post-secondary studies at Canadian Health Care Academy. This course will develop the language competency fundamental to many opportunities in life, including continued learning, employment, and social interaction. The curriculum provides students with opportunities to study a broad range of informational and literary works and to practice using language in written, oral, and visual forms for a variety of functions. The curriculum places special emphasis on ensuring that students graduate with strong basic language skills. This course will cover comprehension and conversational English skills and their proper use in the nursing field. There will be emphasis on written and verbal comprehension, essay writing, and conversational English. This will help the student communicate better with patients, coworkers, and others.

Anatomy and Physiology

Human Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing will start on May 8, 2017 and will end on May 19, 2017. This course provides an overview of the organization, structure and function of the human body. Various health promotion strategies that promote the optimum functioning of body systems will be introduced. Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on vocabulary. The learner will have had the opportunity to understand: common health terminology related to describing body parts, position, and processes; the necessary elements for optimum functioning for each body system; the organization, structure, and function of various body systems. This course is 3 weeks in length, 5 days per week.

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Graduate Diploma in Nursing:

The Graduate Diploma in Nursing program is designed to upgrade internationally educated nurses skills to meet Canadian standards in nursing. This program is a review of the knowledge and skills the internationally educated nurses acquire in their basic education and work place experience. This program will also prepare foreign trained nurses for NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN exam. The duration of this program is 11 months.

NCLEX-RN Exam: In order to write NCLEX-RN examination you need to have eligibility letter from one of the provinces in Canada. We strongly advise you that you apply for registration for internationally educated nurses for eligibility. You MUST meet the IELTS requirement and all the other requirements for the province you apply for registration.

Prerequisites:

  • Must have Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Nursing or General Nursing Midwives (GNM) diploma
  • Must be registered nurse in their country of origin
  • Entrance test, phone interview or IELTS 6.5 overall

Course Content:

  • English for Nursing/Health Care Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Canadian healthcare system
  • Nursing in Canada
  • Nursing Values and Ethics
  • Health Assessment and Physical Examination
  • Clients With Special Needs
  • Gerontology Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
  • NCLEX-RN preparation and Review
  • Computerized NCLEX-RN PrepU preparation programs

Fees:

Registration Fee:
  • $150 for domestic students
  • $200 for international students
Program Fee:
  • $14,000 for international students
Textbooks:
  • $1650
Lab Fee:
  • $550

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Practical Nursing Program:

Practical Nursing program will start on June 26, 2017. Join our PN program and receive a discount of $2500. Tuition fee after discount is $26000. The class timing is from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, Monday to Friday.

Canadian Health Care Academy offers 74-week (4 semesters) Practical Nursing program. The duration of the program is 74 weeks of classroom and clinical hours, not including term breaks, holidays breaks and statutory holidays. Our PN program is approved and recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). The Practical Nursing program is based on Provincial Practical Nursing Curriculum. The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). This program now provides students with more theoretical plus clinical practice experience including mental health and community. Our fully equipped laboratory including state of the art simulation mannequins. Our experienced instructors train our students to become confident in their ability to enter the health care industry with the knowledge and tools essential to this diverse field.

Prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent (ABE, GED).
  • English 12 with C+ or Technical Communication 12 with B+ or Communication for Healthcare with C+ or English for Nursing with C+.
  • Math 11 Principles with grade C or Math 11 Foundations with grade C or Math for Nursing with a grade of C.).
  • Biology 12 or Human Biology with C or Biology for nursing with a grade of C.
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nursing with a grade of C+ or equivalent must be completed prior to the start of the PN program.
  • Language Proficiency Entrance Exam (minimum 65%).
  • Math assessment exam

The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:

  • Emergency First Aid & CPR C.
  • Criminal Record Check.
  • All the online orientation courses required by the Health Authority, including fit testing.
  • Immunization as required by sites of practice education and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control: diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza.
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.

Note: Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences given particular Health Authority, or practice education site organization/agency policy.

Course Content:

  • Pharmacology
  • Emergency

Health Care Assistant:

The Health Care Assistant diploma program will prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and assistance to allow individuals to lead active and fulfilled lives in the community and institutions. The program focuses on the full range of home and health-related services required by the elderly, clients with disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairment and also clients recovering from acute illnesses. The Health Care Assistant (HCA) Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care-givers, and respected members of the healthcare team, in community and facility settings. Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centered care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of clients/residents.

Upon completion of the program, graduates receive a Health Care Assistant Diploma.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

Upon completion of the HCA Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Provide person-centered care and assistance that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual resident or client.
  • Recognize the role of the Personal Support Worker and participate as a member of an inter-professional team.
  • Identify and practice legal, ethical and moral responsibilities relevant to the Personal Support Worker role.
  • Use an informed problem-solving approach to provide care and assistance that promotes the physical, psychological, social, cognitive and spiritual well-being of clients/residents and families.
  • Provide care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing complex health challenges.
  • Provide care and assistance for clients/residents experiencing cognitive and/or mental health challenges.
  • Interact with other members of the healthcare team in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and in sensitive ways with clients/residents and families within a variety of community and facility contexts.
  • Provide personal care and assistance in a safe, competent and organized manner.
  • Recognize and respond to own self-development, learning and health enhancement needs.
  • Perform the care provider role in a reflective, responsible, accountable and professional manner.

Program Duration: 745 Hours

Name of Course Program Hours
Theory/Lab Courses
HCA 1010 – Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice 70
HCA 1020 – Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice 30
HCA 1030 – Health 1: Interpersonal Communications 50
HCA 1040 – Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices 30
HCA 1050 – Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges 115
HCA 1060 – Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges 60
HCA 1070 - Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance 120
Theory/Lab Course Hours 475 hours
Practice Education Experience
HCA 2010 - Practice Experience in Multilevel Care or Complex Care (Instructor-Led Clinical Training) 150
HCA 2020 - Practice Experience in Multilevel Care or Complex Care Focused on Specialized Dementia Care (Practicum/Preceptorship) 60
HCA 2030 – Practice Experience in Home Support ,Assisted Living, and/or Group Home 60
Practice Education Experience Hours 270 hours
Total Program Hours 745 hours

Delivery Method: Onsite Delivery

Instructional Method: Instructor led. This course is delivered face-to-face.

Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 10 or mature student of 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Language Proficiency Entrance Exam
  • Must meet the English language proficiency as set by the B.C. Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry:http://www.cachwr.bc.ca/Documents/English-Language-Competency_HCA-Program-Entry.aspx
  • The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:

  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Specific requirements by the Health Authority
  • All the online orientation courses required by the Health Authority, including fit testing.
  • Immunization as required by sites of practice education and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control: diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza.
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
  • Food Safe
  • Fit Testing


  • Note: Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences given particular Health Authority, or practice education site organization/agency policy.

    Fees:

    Registration Fee:

  • $150 for domestic students
  • $200 for international students
  • Tuition Fee:

  • $7500 for local students
  • $9500 for International students
  • Textbooks and Supplies:

  • $573.50
  • Registration Fee:

  • $275
  • Practical Nursing Access:

    Canadian Health Care Academy offers 56-week (3 semesters) Practical Nursing Access program. This program is designed for Health Care Assistants (HCA), Resident Care Attendant, Home support or Internationally Educated Nurses who would like to upgrade to a Licensed Practical Nursing diploma. The program, approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses, recognizes the prior education and experience of Health Care Assistants and provides them with a bridge to a Practical Nursing diploma. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). Canadian Health Care Academy offers 13 month (3 semester) Access to Practical Nursing program. Our Access to Practical Nursing program is approved and recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC). The curriculum provides a learning experience that is integrated, professional, collaborative, and culturally sensitive with an aim to prepare graduates to care for individuals at multiple life stages and in a variety of practice settings. Upon successful completion of the program, learners will possess the competencies to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).This program now provides students with more theoretical plus clinical practice experience including mental health and community. Our fully equipped laboratory including state of the art simulation mannequins. Our experienced instructors train our students to become confident in their ability to enter the health care industry with the knowledge and tools essential to this diverse field. Over 90% of our all our PN and Access to PN students have completed the CLPNBC licensure exam successfully.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS for PN Access:

    • Grade 12 or equivalent (ABE, GED).
    • English 12 with C+ or Technical Communication 12 with B+
    • Math 11 Principles with a grade of C (current BC curriculum) OR Math 11 Foundations with a grade of C (commencing 2012)
    • Biology 12 (Human Biology) with a grade of C
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum grade of C+
    • Successful completion of HCA, RCA, or HS/RCA certificate or Internationally Educated Nurse. or have a BC care aide registry
    • 600 Hours of work experience, within the last two years, in a care facility where care is provided to a group of Gerontology clients. Work experience must be verified by an official employer letter. Individualized home care experience is not acceptable.

    Fees:

      Registration Fee:

    • $150 for domestic students
    • $200 for international students
    • Tuition Fee:

    • $20,000 for local students
    • $25000 for International students
    • Textbooks:

    • $2600
    • Lab Fee:

    • $550



    Nursing Unit Clerk Program:

    Canadian Health Care Academy offers this dynamic 30 week program for those highly organized individuals who wish to enter the medical administration field. A part time schedule with full time studies allows students to continue working. In addition, on-site observation days and a 5-week practicum at the end of the program ensure that the students gather the ever important “on the job” knowledge prior to going out into the work force. Nursing Unit Clerks are responsible for the medical records and any necessary forms for the patients staying in the ward, performing receptionist duties and communicating with other departments and areas of the hospital.

    Admissions Requirements:

    • Must have Grade 12 or mature student
    • Entrance Assessment
    • The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:

    • Emergency First Aid & CPR C
    • Current criminal record check
    • Medical Clearance from physician & Immunization Record for diphtheria, tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza
    • Negative Tuberculosis Test or chest x-ray

    Fees:

    • Registration Fee: $150
    • Program Fee: $10,050
    • Textbooks: $800



    Personal Support Worker:

    The Personal Support Worker program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and assistance to allow individuals to lead active and fulfilled lives in the community and institutions.

    The program is composed of:
    Health Care Assistant Provincial Curriculum (6 months), specialty courses in Mental Health, Medication Administration, Gerontology, palliative care (2 months) and coop experience (4 months). After completion of 6 months of Health Care Assistant Provincial Curriculum, students will receive Health Care Assistant Diploma and will be eligible to apply with BC Care Aide Registry.

    The program focuses on the full range of home and health related services required by the elderly, clients with disabilities, chronic illnesses, cognitive impairment and also clients recovering from acute illnesses. The Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to function effectively as front-line care-givers, and respected members of the healthcare team, in community and facility settings. Under the direction and supervision of a health professional, graduates provide person-centered care aimed at promoting and maintaining the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social well-being of clients/residents.

    Personal Support Worker Program Outlines

    Name of Course Program Hours
    Theory/Lab Courses
    HCA 1010 – Health and Healing: Concepts for Practice 70
    HCA 1020 – Health Care Assistant: Introduction to Practice 30
    HCA 1030 – Health 1: Interpersonal Communications 50
    HCA 1040 – Health 2: Lifestyle and Choices 30
    HCA 1050 – Healing 1: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges 115
    HCA 1060 – Healing 2: Caring for Individuals Experiencing Cognitive or Mental Challenges 60
    HCA 1070 - Healing 3: Personal Care and Assistance 120
    Theory/Lab Course Hours 475 hours
    Practice Education Experience
    HCA 2010 - Practice Experience in Multilevel Care or Complex Care (Instructor-Led Clinical Training) 150
    HCA 2020 - Practice Experience in Multilevel Care or Complex Care Focused on Specialized Dementia Care (Practicum/Preceptorship) 60
    HCA 2030 – Practice Experience in Home Support ,Assisted Living, and/or Group Home 60
    PSW 190 – Foundations of Mental Health 50
    PSW 195 – Medication Administration 25
    PSW 198 – Gerontology (Nursing Care of the Older Clients) 50
    PSW 199 - Supporting Clients in Palliative Care 25
    Co-op Practicum 350
    Total Hours 1245 hours

    Delivery Method: Onsite Delivery

    Instructional Method: Instructor led. This course is delivered face-to-face.

    Admission Requirements:

  • Grade 10 or mature student of 19 years of age or older.
  • Successful completion of Language Proficiency Entrance Exam
  • Must meet the English language proficiency as set by the B.C. Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry:http://www.cachwr.bc.ca/Documents/English-Language-Competency_HCA-Program-Entry.aspx
  • The following are to be completed prior to the first practice education experience:

  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Specific requirements by the Health Authority
  • All the online orientation courses required by the Health Authority, including fit testing.
  • Immunization as required by sites of practice education and recommended by BC Centre for Disease Control: diphtheria and tetanus, polio, hepatitis B, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), varicella, and influenza.
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray.
  • Food Safe
  • Fit Testing


  • Note: Students who do not meet the immunization requirements may be prohibited from attending practice education experiences given particular Health Authority, or practice education site organization/agency policy.

    Fees:

    Registration Fee:

  • $150 for domestic students
  • $200 for international students
  • Tuition Fee:

  • $14000 for local students
  • $16000 for International students
  • Textbooks:

  • $750
  • Lab Fee:

  • $275
  • Other Fee:

  • $248.50