The purpose of this certificate is to provide foundational health courses which will prepare students with knowledge and skills necessary to enter the second year of a KPU nursing degree program. This is a limited enrollment program with intakes in each semester. Upon application to the Health Foundations (HF), students will indicate one of two streams: pre-nursing or pre-psychiatric nursing. Students who complete the program requirements may apply to graduate with a Certificate in Health Foundations. Through a competitive declaration process they may continue through three years of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN) degree, or they may move to another program/faculty at KPU.
The primary objective of this certificate is to promote options for students and success for those that choose nursing programs. The courses in the HF certificate program are identical and comprise the first year for both the BSN and BPN programs. The courses were selected to provide students a solid foundation of preparatory knowledge and skills, and to expose them to healthcare roles and the health care system. It will also encourage a multidisciplinary learning environment, which addresses competencies required by each regulatory body.
For additional program information such as admission requirements, curricular requirements and declaration requirements please follow this link to the KPU Academic Calendar.