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Graduate Nurse Qualifying: Certificate of Completion


Through online study and clinical practice, the Graduate Nurse Qualifying courses are designed to meet the needs of internationally educated nurses who do not have sufficient education in maternal-child, pediatric or mental health nursing to meet the requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

Career Opportunities

These courses are designed to assist the graduate to meet basic educational requirements for nurse registration in British Columbia.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

  • A letter from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) stating the need for a qualifying course in one or more of the following areas: maternal-child, pediatric, mental health nursing

Students must meet the following course requirements prior to clinical placement:

  • Canadian CPR Level C certificate; CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.
  • A Canadian TB skin test or chest x-ray dated within 2 years of registering into the program.
  • A criminal record review issued by the BC Ministry of Justice, Criminal Records Review Program.

Notes: Agencies may require students to take an Oath of Confidentiality.

Current immunization records are required prior to placement in a clinical or practice course. Students are responsible for all costs related to immunization. Failure to have acceptable immunization documentation at the time of placement or clinical practice course may jeopardize completion of the program.

Please be advised that applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents / landed immigrants of Canada.

Curricular Requirements

Both of:
  GNQU 1301 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
  GNQU 1305 Mental Health Preceptorship 3 credits
Or both of:
  GNQU 1309 Fundamentals of Maternal-Child Nursing 3 credits
  GNQU 1317 Maternal / Child Preceptorship 3 credits
Or both of:
  GNQU 1321 Fundamentals of Pediatric Nursing 3 credits
  GNQU 1327 Pediatric Preceptorship 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion in Graduate Nurse Qualifying.

At a Glance

Faculty of Health

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate of Completion

Offered At:

  • KPU Langley  Langley

Start Date(s):

  • Intake Start Varies  Varies

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake


  • Full-time  Full-time
  • Part-time  Part-time

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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