This course is an intensive, tutor supported, fully online, self-paced course for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) which provides a strong foundation for LPN nursing in the context of the Canadian healthcare environment. Learners will engage in a comprehensive review of the major systems in the body, medications and LPN nursing expectations for patient care. This course provides a broad overview of nursing knowledge specific to the role and responsibilities of the expanded scope of practice for LPNs in Canada. Learners will explore concepts such as pain, fluids and electrolyte balance. Learners will review and update knowledge related to diseases and conditions that occur in the various systems of the body (ie, neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine systems). Activities include video clips, case scenarios, puzzles, learning modules and web browsing. This course is self-paced and students should be prepared to spend anywhere from 11-12 hours per week.
Please note: Applicants intending to register for Consolidated Clinical (PNUR 1130) are required to show proof of English proficiency. Please see the Consolidated Clinical website for full details.
This is a fully on-line, self-paced course. This course is approximately 150 hours of online learning and students must complete the course by the semester deadline noted in the schedule, extensions are not possible. Students should be prepared to spend anywhere from 11-12 hours per week. Note: Late registrants do not receive the full fourteen (14) weeks. It is recommended learners register prior to the course beginning.
$500.00 CAD, plus GST
Successful grade for this course is Mastery.
Learners who are not successful in PNUR 9033, LPN Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice may attempt the course for a second time. Learners requesting a second attempt are required to seek permission from the Director, in writing. Learners are advised to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after a second attempt. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.
To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:
- Completion of KPU Competency Assessment and Enhancement for Nurses’ (CAEN) assessment; OR
- A letter or email referral from a Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body; or
- Nursing licensure (pre/post licensure) and foundational nursing knowledge
- Access to a computer/internet
How to Register
Please use the link located on the Faculty of Health, Professional Studies homepage and register via "flexreg". The course to search is PNUR 9033.
Registration closes 2 weeks after the semester begins to ensure students have sufficient time to complete the course.
Current Course Schedule
Text books/Course Materials
Internet access required. Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/exams. Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.
Textbook required. Learners can utilize any Canadian Medical/Surgical textbook of choice, current within five (5) years
Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email