Nursing - Professional Development


Are you a LPN, RN or RPN wishing to increase your employability or review and upgrade your skills? Nursing Professional Development courses are specifically designed for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses working in BC, and for those who are new to the province and require upgrading to meet licensing requirements.

Increase your skill set by taking our popular Foot Care Nursing and IV Therapy and Insertion courses, or our newly revised Physical Assessment for Nurses course. We will also be offering a new Nursing Leadership and Ethics course in 2019.

Distance refresher courses include Pharmacology Review, Transcribing Physician’s Orders, and Distance IV Therapy. All distance courses include course materials and students have 12 weeks to complete their coursework. Registration is on-going for distance courses.

We are pleased to announce that VCC will be offering the award winning course, Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care. GPA is a practical, evidence-based dementia education curriculum that teaches care providers how to use a person-centred, respectful, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach to respond to the behaviours associated with dementia.

Please note: Online registration is not accepted for Foot Care Nursing. Please call the Continuing Studies office to register, at 604.443.8484.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Continuous Varies by course Statement of Completion Downtown, Broadway, and OFFSITE Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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No online registration at this time. Download and complete the (PDF) application/registration form and mail it to VCC Registrar's Office Visit the CS Registration Desk at our Downtown campus, 2nd floor, 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver [business hours]

Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

Foot Care Nursing (HLTH 1190) requires proof of current BC LPN or RN Licensure to register. All of the other Nursing courses listed require proof of current LPN or RN Licensure, from any province of Canada to register.

Course Schedule

Fees and Other costs

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Info Sessions





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Program Coordinator: Rebeccah Bennett, VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8674
Program Assistant: Tina Kirmis, VCC Health, 604.871.7000, ext. 8672

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

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Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2020 (202091)

(HLTH 1295) Pharmacology Review 0.0 credits    $325.18



Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse or a Registered Nurse returning to nursing and requiring a pharmacology review? This distance course lets you practice math calculations and refresh your theory associated with administering medications. Proof of current BC LPN or RN licensure is required to register.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10767 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
30-Dec-2019
to 28-Mar-2020
Novak, Signy


(HLTH 1315) Distance IV Therapy 0.0 credits    $232.69



For students unable to attend the IV Therapy course on campus, this distance option offers the same theory content and the ability to work at your own pace. Students will gain knowledge in locating sites, selecting equipment, insertion, adjusting flow rates, identifying complications, and selecting interventions for the adult patient receiving IV therapy. Registrants need practicing license and employer’s ability to certify skills in the workplace. Proof of current BC LPN or RN licensure is required to register.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10766 OFFSTE Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
M-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday
TBATo be assigned
TBATo be assigned
30-Dec-2019
to 28-Mar-2020
Griffith, Lennox


(HLTH 1403) IV Therapy and Insertion 0.0 credits    $237.08



This course is designed to prepare the Registered and Licensed Practical Nurse (RN/LPN) to initiate and maintain peripheral intravenous infusions. Through a combination of theory instruction and lab practice, students will develop their skills in IV insertion and maintenance, learn how to minimize patient discomfort and complications and increase insertion success rates. Students will gain knowledge in locating sites, selecting equipment, insertion, adjusting flow rates, identifying complications, and selecting interventions for the adult patient receiving IV therapy. After successful completion of this course, the participant will develop proficiency in this skill with clinical experience in their health care facility.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10772 BWY-B Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1700
28-Mar-2020
Griffith, Lennox


Distance IV Therapy (HLTH 1315)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $232.69
Foot Care Nursing (HLTH 1190)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Gentle Persuasive Approaches (HLTH 1151)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
IV Therapy and Insertion (HLTH 1403)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $237.08
Pharmacology Lab (HLTH 1130)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Pharmacology Review (HLTH 1295)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $325.18
Physical Assessment for Nurses (HLTH 1271)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Take the Lead (HLTH 1368)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Transcribing Physicians Orders (HLTH 1138)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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