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)* (MOVED ONLINE FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER DUE TO COVID-19)
- Health & Physical Assessment (PNUR 9109)* (MOVED ONLINE FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER DUE TO COVID-19)
- Professional Communication (PNUR 9120)* (MOVED ONLINE FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER DUE TO COVID-19)
- Psychomotor Skills Review (PNUR 9111)* (MOVED ONLINE FOR SPRING & SUMMER 2021 SEMESTER DUE TO COVID-19)
- Gerontology In Nursing (PNUR 9031)*
- Fit Testing (PNUR 9001)* (SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19) See www.basiclifesavingskills.com or Link2life firstname.lastname@example.org or Vancouver First Aid at 778-709-9180
- Nurse Ready (PNUR 9030)* (SPRING & SUMMER 2021 Classes MOVED ONLINE DUE TO COVID-19)
- Community Health Nursing in Canada - Theory (PNUR 9037)*
- 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)* (AMENDED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS- VIEW WEBSITE FOR DETAILS)
- Specialized Clinical Course (400 hours) (PNUR 9020)* (AMENDED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS - VIEW WEBSITE FOR DETAILS)
- 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)*(AMENDED REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS - VIEW WEBSITE FOR DETAILS)
We can also offer customized training for your worksite. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
News & Events
March 19, 2021 - Summer semester is open on Elevate.
March 5, 2021 - Summer labs and Nurse Ready will continue online due to COVID-19. In order to meet the requirements of remote delivery, students registering for summer 2021 term courses will need to have an electronic device, and access to the internet via WIFI or other source, to complete courses and access KPU services. Please note: cellphones are not an option for video-conferencing, ipad/tablet or laptop with video capabilities required.
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.
December 21, 2020 - Starting January 5, 2021 Open Labs are available for students who have previously taken PNUR 9030 or PNUR 1111 or are attending one of our clinical courses. Labs are open Monday - Friday 1400-1600 by appointment only to a maximum of 4 students. You will need your skill kit supplied from class, a name tag, uniform and ID to attend. Please email FOHlab@kpu.ca to book your appointment.
October 29, 2020 - Spring 2021 lab courses and Nurse Ready will continue to be offered online only due to COVID-19. In order to meet the requirements of remote delivery, students registering for spring 2021 term courses will need to have an electronic device, and access to the internet via WIFI or other source, to complete courses and access KPU services. Please note: cellphones are not an option for video-conferencing, ipad/tablet or laptop with video capabilities required.
April 01, 2020 - Possible Fit Testing options available for healthcare professionals only at Link2life firstname.lastname@example.org and www.basiclifesavingskills.com or you can try Vancouver First Aid, please contact these organizations directly for details and to confirm dates as information may change after publication. Be sure you are fit tested for a medical grade mask.
March 30, 2020 - Effective immediately all Fit Testing has been suspended until further notice
March 11, 2020 - For information on COVID-19 please see https://www.kpu.ca/hui/novel-coronavirus
|SUMMER 2021 COURSES - REGISTRATION IS OPEN|
|CAEN Assessments - PNCA 9000 (formerly PNCA 1000) To register use Elevate; registration closes July 15||Please contact office||Various||Online||$787.50|
|Pharmacology RNs - PNUR 9100 (formerly PNUR 1100) To register use Elevate Registration closes July 08||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Pharmacology for LPNs - PNUR 9032 To register use Elevate Registration closes July 08||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice - PNUR 9112 (formerly PNUR 1112) To register use Elevate Registration closes May 19||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice for LPNs - PNUR 9033 To register use Elevate Registration closes May 19||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Introduction to the Canadian Health Care & Nursing in Canada - PNUR 9101 (formerly PNUR 1101) To register use Elevate Registration closes July 08||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Introduction to the Canadian Health Care & Nursing in Canada for LPNs - PNUR 9035 To register use Elevate Registration closes July 08||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Gerontology In Nursing - PNUR 9031 To register use Elevate Registration closes June 02||May 5 - August 11, 2021||Online||$525.00|
|Consolidated Clinical Course - PNUR 9130 (formerly PNUR 1130) To register use Elevate Registration closes May 31||May 3 - August 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$2,100.00|
|Specialized Clinical Course - PNUR 9020 (CRN: 82020) To register use Elevate Registration closes May 31||May 3 - August 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$3,150.00|
|LPN Consolidated Clinical Course - PNUR 9034 To register use Elevate Registration closes May 31||May 3 - August 31, 2021||various||Offsite||$2,100.00|
|Psychomotor Skills Review - PNUR 9111 (formerly PNUR 1111) To register use Elevate Registration closes July 06||July 20-23, 2021||0800-1400||online||$945.00|
|Health & Physical Assessment - PNUR 9109 (formerly PNUR 1109) To register use Elevate Registration closes July 19||July 26 & 27, 2021||0800-1630||online||$630.00|
|Professional Communication - PNUR 9120 (formerly PNUR 1120) To register use Elevate Registration closes June 29||July 6-19, 2021||various||online||$682.50|
|Community Health Nursing in Canada - Theory - PNUR 9037 To register use Elevate Registration closes July 08||May 5 - August 11, 2021||online||$525.00|
|Nurse Ready May - PNUR 9030 To register use Elevate Registration closes April 21 (due to stat class includes May 18)||May 5-21 and May 18, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||online||$1,732.50|
|Nurse Ready June- PNUR 9030 To register use Elevate Registration closes May 19||June 02-18, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||online||$1,732.50|
|Nurse Ready July- PNUR 9030 To register use Elevate Registration closes June 09||June 23 - July 09, 2021 (Wed-Fri)||0930-1430||online||$1,732.50|
How to register
Registration for Professional Studies Courses in the Faculty of Health is done via Elevate. Learners with sponsorship letters can contact our office for details on how to register. 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. Whether 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. CAEN appointments typically occur on Wednesdays and during COVID-19 are online only. 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.
Learners registering for Fit Testing (PNUR 9001), can find the instructions for fit testing on the fit testing webpage, registration is completed through Elevate. (During COVID-19 Fit Testing has been suspended)
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 Acknowledgement Form 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 email or faxed.
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 L1853 (this is on the ground floor).
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.