LPN Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice PNUR 9033* (online)

Course Description

This course is for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs).  LPN Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice is a self-paced online course which provides a strong foundation for LPN nursing in the context of the Canadian healthcare environment.  Learners will engage in a comprehensive review of the major systems in the body, medications and LPN nursing expectations for patient care.  Learners will explore concepts such as pain and fluids and electrolyte balance.  Learners will update knowledge related to diseases and conditions that occur in the various systems of the body (ie, neurological, cardiovascular and endocrine systems).  Content may include concepts related to episodic and chronic health challenges, pain, transitions, unpredictability, nursing assessment / management of common conditions, oncology, gerontological considerations, clinical decision making, therapeutic modalities, and ethical practice.  This course provides a broad overview of nursing knowledge specific to the role and responsibilities of the expanded scope of practice for LPNs in Canada.   Activities include video clips, case scenarios, puzzles, learning modules and web browsing.  This course is self-paced and students should be prepared to spend anywhere from 11-12 hours per week of self-guided learning. 

Please note:  Applicants intending to register for Consolidated Clinical (PNUR 9130/9034/9020) are required to show proof of English proficiency.  Please see the Consolidated Clinical websites for full details.

Course Format

This is a fully online, self-paced course.  This course is approximately 100-150 hours of self-guided online learning and learners must complete the course by the deadline, extensions are not possible.  Learners should be prepared to spend anywhere from 11-12 hours per week.  Late registrations are not possible due to course volume. 

Course Cost

$550.00 CAD, plus GST  (Please note: All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable.) 

Course Grade

Successful grade for this course is Mastery.

Learners who are not successful in PNUR 9033, LPN Canadian Nursing Theory & Practice may attempt the course for a second time. Learners requesting a second attempt are required to seek permission from our office, in writing. Learners are advised to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after a second attempt. Third attempts are not possible.  No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to register, applicants must have one of the following:

  • Completion of KPU Competency Assessment and Enhancement for Nurses’ (CAEN) assessment; OR
  • A letter or email referral from a Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body; or
  • Nursing licensure (pre/post licensure) and foundational nursing knowledge

Please note:  Access to a computer and reliable internet is required

How to Register

Registration is completed via Elevate.  The course to search is PNUR 9033.

Registration deadline

Registration closes on the course start date to ensure learners have sufficient time to complete the course.

Current Course Schedule

Current course schedules are available on Elevate by searching for PNUR 9033 and on our home page under "Upcoming Courses".

Text books/Course Materials

Reliable Internet access required.  Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/tests.  Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.

Textbook required.  Learners can utilize any Canadian Medical/Surgical textbook of choice, current within five (5) years


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