The Practical Nursing Refresher program was designed for people who intend to re-enter the practical nursing profession and must meet the requirements for registration through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of the province you decide to practice nursing in.
This program focuses on caring. Applicants should enjoy caring for people and be willing to work with a team of health care providers. Those working in this field should be prepared to work varied shifts, including weekends. This program is self-paced and can be part-time or full-time. It combines theoretical study and clinical practice to help students re-enter nursing with confidence. Theoretical study will take place at home and clinical practice will take place in a clinical agency in the student's region, if possible.
Admission Requirements for Out-of-Province Candidates
- Certificate in a program recognized by CLPNM
- Application submitted for registration through CLPNM
- Proof of completed qualifications assessment by CLPNM
Proof of certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – level C, updated immunizations including Hepatitis B and TB testing, a current Criminal Record Check and current Child Abuse Registry Check are required prior to the start of the program.
Clinical requirements mut be completed in Canada.
English is the language of instruction at ACC. All applicants educated outside of Canada, or a country not on the test-exempt list, are expected to meet the English language proficiently requirement.
Criminal Record Check / Child Abuse Registry Check
Good job opportunities exist for practical nurses. While health reform is restructuring and redesigning the delivery of health care, practical nurses continue to be in demand by employers.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are employed in such agencies as hospitals, personal care homes, medical clinics, adult day care centres, private agencies and the community. As well, some entrepreneurial LPNs are establishing their own businesses.