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Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry: Certificate

Description

This unique program prepares internationally educated nurses (IENs) for professional nursing practice in Canada. This program is designed for IENs who demonstrate fundamental knowledge-based nursing practice and are required by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) to renew and enhance nursing knowledge and skills, in preparation for nursing practice and licensure in Canada.

This program is designed to:

  • Prepare IENs to practice within the Canadian health care setting
  • Renew and enhance previously acquired knowledge and skills
  • Identify and address individual needs
  • Ensure graduates meet the professional practice requirements
  • Enable effective communication skills with patients and colleagues

Notes:

  • Clinical placements take place at any of the Lower Mainland hospitals between North Vancouver and Chilliwack. Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical experiences.
  • Seats will be offered to those who achieve a minimum number of knowledge-based practice competencies and no more than 50% unmet competencies.

 

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the program and the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), graduates will be eligible to apply to practice as a registered nurse in British Columbia.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • A letter of assessment from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) stating eligibility for registration upon successful completion of a graduate nurse re-entry program and a Substantially Equivalent Competence (SEC) Assessment Summary or a Nursing Community Assessment Services (NCAS) Summary.

Once students have received a conditional offer of admission and before final admission to program is granted, students must submit the following:

  • Proof of Canadian CPR Level C certificate; CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.
  • A Canadian TB skin test or chest x-ray dated within 2 years of registering into the program.
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further direction on obtaining your criminal record check

Notes: Agencies may require students to take an Oath of Confidentiality.

Current immunization records are required prior to placement in a clinical or practice course. Students are responsible for all costs related to immunization. Failure to have acceptable immunization documentation at the time of placement or clinical practice course may jeopardize completion of the program.

Please be advised that applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents / landed immigrants of Canada. As this is a limited-intake program, meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Continuance Requirements

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.67 with a minimum grade of C+ in all required courses, including electives. Non-adherence to these requirements will result in removal from the program.

Curricular Requirements

The Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry Certificate program consists of 47 credits organized into three semesters.

Semester 1

All of:
  GNIE 1102 Relational Engagement in Nursing Practice 3 credits
  GNIE 1104 Pharmacology for Nurses 2 credits
  GNIE 1117 Professional Nursing Practice 1 9 credits
  GNIE 1118 Professional Nursing Theory I 5 credits

Semester 2

All of:
  GNIE 1218 Professional Nursing Theory 2 7 credits
  GNIE 1227 Professional Nursing Practice 2 6 credits

Semester 3

All of:
  GNIE 1328 Professional Nursing Theory 3 7 credits
  GNIE 1337 Professional Nursing Practice 3 8 credits

Other Information

Costs

In addition to tuition fees, students will spend approximately $2,000 for textbooks, course materials, uniforms, during the program. Students are also responsible for providing their own transportation to clinical experiences.

A personal computer or mobile computing device is required in this program.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry.

At a Glance

Faculty of Health

kpu.ca/health

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September
  • Spring Intake (January)  January

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake

Format:

  • Full-time  Full-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 47

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2014

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 11-Jul-2017

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