Nurse Ready is designed for both Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) nurses who are seeking additional support for the clinical milieu. The focus of Nurse Ready is to enhance psychomotor skills, professional communication, assessment skills, critical thinking, safety and organizational skills. Please note, this course does not replace individual courses with a specific foci. Learners for Nurse Ready are typically returning to the nursing environment after an absence, or currently working and are looking to enhance their competency for a career change and/or need a quick review for other personal reasons. Learners will be provided a customized learning plan to meet their goals and aspirations with progress reports throughout the course. This course will provide learning opportunities not typically accessible in short course format and includes access for additional skills practice. Learners will focus on specific learning topics throughout Nurse Ready supplemented with demonstration and practice.
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.
Nurse Ready is offered in two formats. One option is offered over three weeks, Wednesday-Friday daytime. Second option is offered condensed over one week, Monday-Friday evenings and is referred to as the Boot Camp. Note: The one week Boot Camp/Condensed option would not be suitable for anyone advised to undertake Nurse Ready for consideration into GNIE.
The three (3) week course involves self-study and three weeks on site learning. The expectation is for learners to access the course website throughout the three weeks. Learners are encouraged to work through course modules and review in advance of each week’s lab. Learners have additional time outside course hours for practice of psychomotor skills. This is a mixed mode course offering online theoretical learning with hands on instructor led psychomotor skills labs and group work. Fit testing is included. In person sessions are typically Wednesday - Friday 0930-1530 (subject to change i.e. statutory holidays).
The one (1) week Boot Camp/Condensed course involves self-study and one week on site learning in the psychomotor skills lab setting. The expectation is for learners to access the course website throughout the one week. Learners are encouraged to work through course modules and review in advance of each class. Learners have additional time outside course hours for practice of psychomotor skills. This is a mixed mode course offering online theoretical learning with intensive hands on instructor led psychomotor skills labs. In person sessions are Monday - Friday 1600-2100 (subject to change i.e. statutory holidays). Learners are provided a nursing uniform and a professional grade stethoscope on the first day of class.
Learners must access the course website and successfully complete all online learning modules, participate fully in lab, and execute skills safely.
$1,650 CAD, plus GST for either option (Please note: All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable.)
Nurse Ready Boot Camp/Condensed fees also includes a uniform and professional grade stethoscope.
Both options include a practice skills lab kit.
There is no grade assigned for Nurse Ready. Learners may repeat either course without limitations.
How to Register
Registration is completed via Flexreg. The course to search is PNUR 9030. There are multiple options available as the course is offered monthly, with a few exceptions. Currently both the three week option and the Boot Camp/Condensed option use the same course code, PNUR 9030. The Boot Camp option states "Condensed" in the course title on Flexreg, be sure to select the correct course as transfers into alternate Nurse Ready sections are not available and there are no refunds.
Registration deadline is one week prior to start of class.
Current Course Schedule
Current course schedules are available on Flexreg by searching for PNUR 9030, select "Course Details", select "Meeting times".
Textbooks/Equipment List/Course Materials
- Textbooks not required
- Access to a computer/internet. Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/exams. Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.
- Uniform is required. If you need to purchase a uniform and you intend to enroll in future KPU nursing courses it would be strongly recommended to purchase a KPU nursing uniform from the KPU bookstore. However, any uniform will work if you already own a uniform. Nurse Ready Boot Camp/Condensed fees include a KPU uniform which will be provided on Day 1 of class.
- Professional Grade Stethoscope - typical value $100. Nurse Ready Boot Camp/Condensed fees include a Professional Grade Stethoscope which will be provided on Day 1 of class.
- Nursing Shoes - please review the "Professional Image Policy" prior to purchasing new footwear.
- Some students may be strongly recommended to purchase additional resources from Elsevier, please contact our office for further information
Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email