Welcome to Professional Studies Health
We offer a variety of RN/LPN nursing refresher education
Courses offered include:
RN or LPN:
- Competency Assessment & Enhancement for Nurses (CAEN) (PNCA 9000)*
- Health & Physical Assessment (PNUR 9109)*
- Professional Communication (PNUR 9120)*
- Psychomotor Skills Review (PNUR 9111)*
- Gerontology In Nursing (PNUR 9031)*
- Fit Testing (PNUR 9001)*
- Nurse Ready (PNUR 9030)*
- Community Health Nursing in Canada - Theory (PNUR 9037)*
- Nursing Leadership & Management (PNUR 9038)* -- launching this fall - open link to read details
- Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System and Nursing in Canada - For RNs (PNUR 9101)*
- Canadian Nursing Theory and Practice - For RNs (formerly Medical Surgical Review) (PNUR 9112)*
- Pharmacology (PNUR 9100)*
- Consolidated Clinical Course (250 hours) (PNUR 9130)*
- Specialized Clinical Course (400 hours) (PNUR 9020)*
- Pharmacology for LPNs (PNUR 9032)*
- LPN Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice (PNUR 9033)*
- Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System and Nursing in Canada – For LPNs (PNUR 9035)*
- LPN Consolidated Clinical Course (PNUR 9034)*
We can also offer customized training for your worksite. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
News & Events
July 26, 2021 - Fit testing to resume at KPU this fall, details will launch shortly with registration opening on Elevate once available
July 26, 2021 - Fall registration should open shortly on Elevate, we'll publish a specific date when information is available, see below for fall details
May 6, 2021 - New course planned for this fall PNUR 9038 - Nursing Leadership & Management, view website above for details
February 11, 2021 - Students applying to any of our clinical courses will no longer be required to obtain a criminal record check from country of origin as a prerequisite for clinical. All students will continue to require the Canadian criminal record check through the Ministry of Public Safety once registered in clinical.
January 11, 2021 - When purchasing courses on elevate, access to start the course will be a minimum of 24 hours. Therefore, if you purchase a course on Friday after 4pm you may not be able to begin the course until Monday or Tuesday of the next week. Please ensure you purchase a seat with that timeline in mind to ensure you have sufficient time to complete.
|REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED ON ELEVATE WHEN AVAILABLE|
|Instructions on using Elevate can be found HERE|
|FALL 2021 COURSES - REGISTRATION SHOULD OPEN ON ELEVATE SHORTLY FOR COURSES BELOW|
|CAEN Assessments Sponsored - PNCA 9000 (formerly PNCA 1000) Registration closes November 17 - contact our office to register||Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2021 (Wed only)||0830-1530||KPU Langley S1853||$1050.00|
CAEN Assessments Self-Paid - PNCA 9000 (formerly PNCA 1000) Registration closes November 17 - use Elevate to register
|Sep 1 - Dec 15, 2021(Wed only)||0830-1530||KPU Langley S1853||$787.50|
|Pharmacology RNs - PNUR 9100 (formerly PNUR 1100) Registration closes November 03||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Pharmacology for LPNs - PNUR 9032 Registration closes November 03||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice - PNUR 9112 (formerly PNUR 1112) Registration closes September 22||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice for LPNs - PNUR 9033 Registration closes September 22||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Introduction to the Canadian Health Care & Nursing in Canada - PNUR 9101 (formerly PNUR 1101) Registration closes November 03||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Introduction to the Canadian Health Care & Nursing in Canada for LPNs - PNUR 9035 Registration closes November 03||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Gerontology In Nursing - PNUR 9031 Registration closes September 30||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Consolidated Clinical Course - PNUR 9130 (formerly PNUR 1130) Registration closes September 30||Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$2,100.00|
|Specialized Clinical Course - PNUR 9020 - Registration closes September 30||Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$3,150.00|
|LPN Consolidated Clinical Course - PNUR 9034 - Registration closes September 30||Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$2,100.00|
|Psychomotor Skills Review - PNUR 9111 (formerly PNUR 1111) Registration closes November 02||Nov 23 - 26, 2021||0800-1400||KPU Langley S1820||$945.00|
|Health & Physical Assessment - PNUR 9109 (formerly PNUR 1109) - Registration closes November 08||Nov 29 & 30, 2021||0800-1630||KPU Langley S1820||$630.00|
|Professional Communication - PNUR 9120 (formerly PNUR 1120) Registration closes November 12||Dec 1 - 3, 2021||0830-1630||KPU Langley TBD||$682.50|
|Community Health Nursing in Canada - Theory - PNUR 9037 Registration closes September 30||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Nurse Ready September (in person at KPU) - PNUR 9030 Registration closes August 18||Sep 8 - 24, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||KPU Langley S1853||$1,732.50|
|Nurse Ready October (in person at KPU) - PNUR 9030 Registration closes September 15||Oct 6 - 22, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||KPU Langley S1853||$1,732.50|
|Nurse Ready November (online) - PNUR 9030 Registration closes October 13||Nov 3 - 19 & 9, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||Online||$1,732.50|
|Nurse Ready December (online) - PNUR 9030 Registration closes November 10||Dec 1 - 17, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||Online||$1732.50|
|Nursing Leadership & Management - PNUR 9038 - New course launching in September - Registration closes September 30||Sep 8 - Dec 15, 2021||Online||%525.00|
How to register
Learners with sponsorship letters can contact our office for details on how to register. Sample sponsorship letter is provided here CPS-Funding Letter Example Template.pdf CPS-Funding Letter Requirements for Sponsored Students-PS revised.pdf
Learners are responsible to check for any last minute changes or updates.
As information on Elevate can be limited, it is important to review each course website noted above to ensure eligibility prior to purchasing a seat as there are no refunds.
Please be sure to also email our office the signed policy form noted below.
The Continuing and Professional Studies office at KPU (CPS) manages Elevate on behalf of Faculty of Health. Registration issues with Elevate can be directed to CPS in the event our office is unavailable via email at CPS@kpu.ca. Help Desk can provide technical assistance at 604-599-2116 for issues with KPU log in and Elevate. Password reset can be done via oss.kpu.ca
Learners registering for a Competency Assessment & Enhancement for Nurses (CAEN), can purchase a seat via Elevate for the appropriate month. Sponsored learners will require a sponsorship letter from the sponsor (employer/union) that includes the name of the learner, to whom the report should be sent and authority to invoice the third party with their name and address to send the invoice. Sample letter is provided here CPS-Funding Letter Example Template.pdfWhether sponsoring or paying personally, the course to search on Elevate is PNCA 9000. There are two options; one for self-paid and one for sponsored, please select the appropriate course. As sponsored seats are invoiced to a third party, the rates on Elevate may appear as $0 as the candidate is not responsible for the fees. If sponsored options do not appear on Elevate, please contact our office. In all cases, once a seat is purchased, please email our office to book the appointment. Any issues with trying to purchase a seat, please contact our office. In the email, please include the BCCNM file number, the signed policy form outlined (see “Policy Form” below) and indicate the preferred appointment date. Please note: for learners who are sponsored to attend the CAEN, the CAEN results are sent directly to the third party. Please sign and send our office this CAEN waiver consenting release of the report KPU Privacy&Consent_2021.pdf. CAEN appointments typically occur on Wednesdays. For more information on the CAEN, please access the course website.
Learners registering for any of our Clinical courses, should read the information as outlined under the respective Clinical Course website links above before registering for the course. Clinical registration can only occur if learners have permission from this office and have all their prerequisites ready including having mastered any and all education as identified by their assessment report (CAEN, NCAS, etc.) Do not purchase a seat for Clinical until all the prerequisites are complete and all other education is mastered as there are no refunds. All prerequisites must remain current for the duration of the applicable semester. If any of the prerequisites expire during the applicable semester, with the exception of IELTS or CELBAN, these must be renewed prior to purchasing a seat.
In addition to accessing the online Elevate registration system, all learners (except those only being fit tested) must submit a signed copy of the Policy Form FOHPS PolicyAcknForm_2021.docx once learners have read and understood the relevant policies as indicated in the form. This form is required at the time of registration and can be emailed to FOHPS@kpu.ca
The policies can be found at www.kpu.ca/policies and Student Rights & Responsibilities. In the event a learner requires further clarification on the policies, please contact the Professional Studies office prior to signing and submitting the acknowledgement form.
Learners interested in pursuing courses through KPU's Faculty of Health, Professional Studies Department should make themselves familiar with all course requirements. To review course requirements, please open the individual course websites listed above.
All learners registering for any of our Consolidated Clinical Courses must demonstrate English language proficiency through original Canadian educational transcripts (secondary or post-secondary). Internationally educated learners will require proof of English language proficiency through the International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) or the Canadian English Language Benchmark Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN). Please open the individual Clinical Course websites above for further details.
Learners with mental or physical impairments, who may require program or practicum (preceptorship) accommodations, should contact the Program Director via email at FOHPS@kpu.ca to discuss required skills and competencies, and an Accessibility Advisor at 604.599.2148to ensure appropriate accommodations can be arranged prior to registering for Professional Studies courses. Due to time constraints, accommodations cannot be considered after a learner has registered for a course.
All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable.
How to reach us
The Faculty of Health, Professional Studies Office is located at the KPU Langley campus in the South Building, Room 1853 (this is on the ground floor).
Preferred contact is via email
Office phone number is 604-599-2232 (Due to COVID-19 we are working remotely and will return to the office part-time as of September)
Fax number is 604-599-2460 (Due to COVID-19 fax transmissions are not being monitored until September)
Open lab practice sessions
Learners registered in any of our Professional Studies courses, with the exception of PNUR 9001-Fit Testing and PNCA 1000-CAEN, are eligible to attend the open practice simulation sessions hosted at KPU's Langley nursing labs throughout the semester. The practice sessions are by appointment to a maximum of four learners. Please email our Office. Learners registered for the PNCA 1000-CAEN Assessment or PNUR 9001-Fit Testing are not eligible to attend these simulation workshops. The simulation sessions are designed to provide learners with additional practice times in the simulation lab so they can improve their skills. New skills are not taught during this open practice, therefore, learners would practice only the skills they have reviewed in advance. Current registration, KPU student ID, uniform, name tag and lab kits are required to attend these sessions. Please use your Lab kits provided from class, kits are not supplied.