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Nurse Ready PNUR 9030*

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.

Nurse Ready will be synchronized so attendance is required online during the class dates/times listed.  We will use video conference as well as the course moodle site to deliver the course. 

Please refer to our home page under "upcoming courses" for the list of current classes, seats are limited so we encourage students to register early.


Course Description

Nurse Ready is designed for both Registered Nurses (RNs) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) nurses who are seeking additional support for the clinical milieu.  The focus of Nurse Ready is to enhance psychomotor skills, professional communication, assessment skills, critical thinking, safety and organizational skills. Please note, this course does not replace individual courses with a specific foci. Learners for Nurse Ready are typically returning to the nursing environment after an absence, or currently working and are looking to enhance their competency for a career change and/or need a quick review for other personal reasons. Learners will be provided a customized learning plan to meet their goals and aspirations with progress reports throughout the course.  This course will provide learning opportunities not typically accessible in short course format and includes access for additional skills practice - note: during COVID-19 additional skill practice is not available as KPU Nursing Labs are not available. Learners will focus on specific learning topics throughout Nurse Ready supplemented with demonstration and practice. 

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

Nurse Ready is offered over three weeks, Wednesday-Friday daytime.  The three (3) week course involves self-study and three weeks of online learning.  The expectation is for learners to access the course website throughout the three weeks. Learners are encouraged to work through course modules and review in advance of each week’s lab, this work can take several hours each week in addition to classtime. Learners have additional time outside course hours for practice of psychomotor skills. This is a mixed mode course offering online theoretical learning with hands on instructor led psychomotor skills labs and group work via video capabilities.  In person sessions have moved online due to COVID-19 but remain Wednesday - Friday 0930-1430 (subject to change i.e. statutory holidays).  

Learners must access the course website and successfully complete all online learning modules, participate fully in lab, and execute skills safely.

Course Cost

$1,650 CAD, plus GST (Please note: All Faculty of Health, Professional Studies course fees are non-refundable/non-transferrable.)

Cost includes a practice skills lab kit.  The lab kit will be mailed to learner's home who reside in North America.  Those learners residing outside North America will be provided a supply list.

Course Grade

There is no grade assigned for Nurse Ready. Learners may repeat the course without limitations. 

Those learners attending PNUR 9030 Nurse Ready in order to be eligible for PNUR 9020 Specialized Clinical will need to address any additional learning as identified during their final Nurse Ready evaluation and have a recommendation from Nurse Ready supporting their pursuit of Specialized Clinical.

How to Register

Registration is completed via Elevate.  The course to search is PNUR 9030.  There are multiple options available as the course is offered monthly, with a few exceptions.  As multiple options are often available on Elevate, be sure to select the correct course as transfers into alternate Nurse Ready sections are not available and there are no refunds.

Registration Deadline

Registration deadline is two weeks prior to start of class to permit sufficient time to receive the lab kit.

Current Course Schedule

Current course schedules are available on Elevate by searching for PNUR 9030 and on our home page under "Upcoming Courses".

Textbooks/Equipment List/Course Materials

  1. Textbooks not required
  2. Access to a computer and reliable internet required.  Wi-Fi technology not recommended for quiz/exams.  Online course modality may not be fully functional when utilizing iPads &/or android devices.
  3. Uniform is required.  If you need to purchase a uniform and you intend to enroll in future KPU nursing courses it would be strongly recommended to purchase a KPU nursing uniform from the KPU bookstore.  However, any uniform will work if you already own a uniform. 
  4. Professional Grade Stethoscope required - typical value $100. 
  5. Laptop or computer to access online learning modules/videos - ipad and mobile devices will not work
  6. Nursing Shoes - please review the "Professional Image Policy" prior to purchasing new footwear.
  7. Some students may be strongly recommended to purchase additional resources from Elsevier, please contact our office for further information


Please contact our office via email