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Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System and Nursing in Canada - For RNs PNUR 9101* (online)

This course was formerly known as PNUR 1101 and has now changed to PNUR 9101


All summer 2021 classes will be delivered remotely. In order to meet the requirements of remote delivery, students registering in 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.


Course Description

This online course is for Registered Nurses (RNs).  Formerly known as PNUR 1101 - Nursing in Canada course; this fully on-line, tutor supported course reviews the trends in Canadian society that affect the nature of nursing practice today. Learners will gain an understanding of the structure of the health care system, the health care team, and the regulation of nursing in BC. Learners will examine the concepts of leadership, team work and explore ethical considerations within the role of the Canadian nurse. This course is self-paced and will take approximately 100 hours to complete. A current (within 5 years) Canadian Nursing Fundamental Textbook is optional.

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

Course Format

Course is hosted over one semester. Coursework is approximately one hundred (100) hours not including exam time.  Self-paced course with learner commitment for weekly course time dependent upon individual learner needs. Note: Late registrants do not receive the full fourteen (14) weeks. Course extensions are not available.

Course Cost

$500.00 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 9101, Introduction to the Canadian Health Care System and Nursing in Canada may attempt the course for a second time. Learners requesting a second attempt are required to seek permission from the Director, in writing. Learners are advised to contact their Canadian Nursing Regulatory Body for advisement if they are not successful after a second attempt. No exceptions. Please note, there is no appeal mechanism within KPU for students receiving non-mastery.

How to Register

Registration is completed via Elevate.  The course to search is PNUR 9101. 

Registration Deadline

Registration for this course closes two (2) weeks prior to the end of semester to ensure learners have sufficient time to complete the course.

Current Course Schedule

Current course schedules are available Elevate by searching for PNUR 9101 and on our home page under "Upcoming Courses".

Text Books (optional)/Course Materials

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

Ross-Kerr, J. Potter and Perry Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing.  Latest edition and/or a copy current in the last 5 years.  Available through the publisher at or through Kwantlen's bookstore. 


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