Learners will demonstrate entry level Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) pharmacology knowledge under the guidance of a Tutor.
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 self-paced, online tutor available Pharmacology course is offered every semester. Learners who register late do not have the full fourteen (14) weeks available to them. Learners should be prepared to commit a minimum of six (6) hours online per week for at least nine (9) weeks. The course is open for the full semester (14 weeks) though learners may complete sooner. No extensions are available.
$500.00 CAD, plus GST
Successful grade for this course is Mastery.
Learners who are not successful in PNUR 9032, Pharmacology for LPNs 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.
Pre-licensure and post-licensure LPNs with basic nursing knowledge in Pharmacology, with previously demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with:
- Basic algebra for dosage calculations
- Human anatomy and physiology & disease process
This course may be available to other health professions, with permission.
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 9032. Each month a new registration window opens. The dates noted on these registration windows pertain to the registration timeline and not the course timelines. The course timeline can be found on our home page under the heading Schedules and on Flexreg.
Registration closes 1 month prior to the end of the semester to ensure students have sufficient time to complete the course.
Current Course Schedule
Text Books (mandatory)/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. Do not start the course without the text.
- Pharmacology for Canadian Health Care Practice, current edition, By Linda Lane Lilley, PhD, RN, Shelly Rainforth Collins, PharmD, Julie S. Snyder, MSN, RN-BC and Beth Swart, BScN, MES available from the publisher https://evolve.elsevier.com, online (new or used), and available from the Kwantlen bookstore (limited quantities).
- Canadian Drug Guidebook current edition
Please contact our Program Assistant at 604.599.2232 or email