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Faculty of Health

The healthcare sector in BC is continuing to grow and the need for trained professionals is on the rise. KPU’s Faculty of Health offers several unique and coveted programs ranging from certificates to post-baccalaureate degrees. Prepare for an exciting, interesting, and in-demand career caring for others and supporting individuals working towards their healthcare goals.


Acupuncture Diploma Program

Acupuncture Diploma Program

Our traditional Chinese medicine-acupuncture diploma blends biomedical science with ancient Chinese philosophy, preparing you for a dynamic career in alternative medicine. The diploma program also fulfills the requirements set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of BC and the competencies required by the Canadian Alliance of Regulatory Bodies of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists.

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Bachelor of Science In Nursing (BSN)

Bachelor of Science In Nursing (BSN)

Become a registered nurse and work in a variety of diverse environments including hospital units, clinics, and community agencies.  Your education at KPU will prepare you for an interesting and exciting career in nursing and ensure you meet the professional practice requirements outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. 

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB)

Already have a post-secondary degree? The post-baccalaureate bachelor of science in nursing option may be for you. The BSN-PB is designed for students who already hold a four-year degree, and have completed 2 first year anatomy and physiology course. The program can be completed in 27 months, and many of the courses are offered in a hybrid or blended learning approach using innovative technology.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB)

Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN)

Learn to work with individuals, families, community groups, and more while promoting health and healing. Gain extensive hands-on experience in multiple institutional and community healthcare settings, understand new perspectives and issues in psychiatric nursing and mental health, and prepare for an in-demand career helping others. The psychiatric nursing program also includes degree completion for practicing registered psych nurses.

Graduates of the BPN program may also apply to semester 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Baccalaureate (BSN-PB) program.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this program are being accepted between July 1 and November 30.

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Health Unit Coordinator (HAUC)

Health Unit Coordinator (HAUC)

The Health Unit Coordinator Program will prepare you to work in acute, long-term, and extended care units as a unit clerk, unit coordinator, or nursing unit assistant. Coordinate and process written orders, maintain patient charts, and work as an integral part of the healthcare team supporting patients.

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Health Care Assistant Program (HCAP)

Health Care Assistant Program (HCAP)

Promote health, safety, and independence as a healthcare assistant. The program will prepare you to work directly with clients, and in a range of community and institutional care environments. 

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Health Foundations

Health Foundations

Your healthcare career starts here. The Health Foundations Certificate is designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge necessary for further study in the Faculty of Health. The program includes first year courses necessary for both the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of psychiatric nursing. The Health Foundations Certificate has intakes each semester.

Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry

Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry

Already completed your nursing education outside of Canada? The Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry program will prepare you for work in Canada and registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.

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Professional Studies

Continuing and Professional Studies (CPS) at KPU offers a range of courses, workshops, and customized training. For more information and to see what offerings are currently available visit Continuing and Professional Studies at KPU.