Certificate in Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry

Description

This unique program prepares internationally educated nurses (IENs) for professional nursing practice in Canada. This program is designed for IENs who demonstrate fundamental knowledge-based nursing practice and are required by The British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) to renew and enhance nursing knowledge and skills, in preparation for nursing practice and licensure in Canada.

This program is designed to:

  • Prepare IENs to practice within the Canadian health care setting
  • Renew and enhance previously acquired knowledge and skills
  • Identify and address individual needs
  • Ensure graduates meet the professional practice requirements
  • Enable effective communication skills with patients and colleagues

Note: Clinical placements take place at any of the Lower Mainland hospitals between North Vancouver and Chilliwack. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from clinical experiences.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the nursing program and success in passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), graduates will be eligible to apply to practice as a registered nurse in British Columbia.

Faculty's website: kpu.ca/health

Department's website: kpu.ca/health/programs

Admission Requirements

Please be advised that applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents / landed immigrants of Canada. 

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

One of the following:

1. A Nursing Community Assessment Services (NCAS) Summary with the following minimum practice competencies:

  • Section 2 with 50%, or less, of undemonstrated competency themes, or
  • Section 2 with 51%, or more, undemonstrated competency themes, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion

2. A Substantially Equivalent Competency (SEC) Assessment Summary with the following minimum practice competencies:

  • 50%, or less, unmet competencies overall, or
  • 51%, or higher, unmet competencies overall, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion.

3.  A National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) Assessment indicating the graduation date from a Nursing program and/or years of nursing practice.

  • Applicants who have not practiced as a Registered Nurse and/or graduated from an RN program within 5 years from the start of the program will also be required to successfully complete the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion. 
  • Applicants may be required to submit proof of employment.
  • For further information see kpu.ca/cps/health

Once students have received a conditional offer of admission and before final admission to program is granted, students must submit the following:

  • Valid Canadian CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) (Note: CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.)
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program.
  • Applicants who have lived outside of Canada as an adult are required to secure a Criminal Record Search with the Vulnerable Sector from their country of origin. Please contact the Office of Admissions for further direction on obtaining your criminal record check.
  • Immunization Record Form reflecting required immunizations as per Practice Education Guidelines for BC. Note: Practice Education Guidelines (PEG) for BC outline immunizations for vaccine preventable communicable diseases required by students for participation in practice experiences. KPU Faculty of Health is required to comply with these requirements. Students that are unvaccinated may not be able to be accepted into the program. Students who are accepted into the program will also be required to maintain immunizations as per the PEG.

As this is a limited-intake program, meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

On May 31, 2021 changes to the admission requirements for this program were approved by Senate. Effective September 2022 the following conditions will apply:

Please be advised that applications to this program will only be accepted from Canadian citizens and permanent residents / landed immigrants of Canada. 

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

One of the following:

1. A Nursing Community Assessment Services (NCAS) Summary with the following minimum practice competencies:

  • Section 2 with 50%, or less, of undemonstrated competency themes, or
  • Section 2 with 51%, or more, undemonstrated competency themes, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion

2. A Substantially Equivalent Competency (SEC) Assessment Summary with the following minimum practice competencies:

  • 50%, or less, unmet competencies overall, or
  • 51%, or higher, unmet competencies overall, and successful completion of the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion.

3.  A National Nursing Assessment Service (NNAS) Assessment indicating the graduation date from a Nursing program and/or years of nursing practice.

  • Applicants who have not practiced as a Registered Nurse and/or graduated from an RN program within 5 years from the start of the program will also be required to successfully complete the KPU course PNUR 9030, Nurse Ready, including the Evolve online portion. 
  • Applicants may be required to submit proof of employment.
  • For further information see kpu.ca/cps/health

Once students have received a conditional offer of admission and before final admission to program is granted, students must submit the following:

  • Valid Canadian CPR Basic Life Support (BLS) or CPR Health Care Provider (HCP) (Note: CPR certification must remain current throughout the program.)
  • An acceptable Criminal Record Check through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General's Criminal Records Review Program within 6 months prior to the start of the program.
  • Immunization Record Form reflecting required immunizations as per Practice Education Guidelines for BC. Note: Practice Education Guidelines (PEG) for BC outline immunizations for vaccine preventable communicable diseases required by students for participation in practice experiences. KPU Faculty of Health is required to comply with these requirements. Students that are unvaccinated may not be able to be accepted into the program. Students who are accepted into the program will also be required to maintain immunizations as per the PEG.

As this is a limited-intake program, meeting admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Continuance Requirements

Students must maintain a Program GPA of 2.67 with a minimum grade of C+ in all required courses. Non-adherence to these requirements will result in removal from the program.

Curricular Requirements

The Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry Certificate program consists of 47 credits organized into three semesters. Students must achieve a minimum Program GPA of 2.67 with a minimum grade of C+ in all required courses.

Plan of Study Grid
Term 1Credits
GNIE 1102 Relational Engagement in Nursing Practice 3
GNIE 1104 Pharmacology for Nurses 2
GNIE 1117 Professional Nursing Practice 1 9
GNIE 1118 Professional Nursing Theory 1 5
 Credits19
Term 2
GNIE 1218 Professional Nursing Theory 2 7
GNIE 1227 Professional Nursing Practice 2 6
 Credits13
Term 3
GNIE 1328 Professional Nursing Theory 3 7
GNIE 1337 Professional Nursing Practice 3 8
 Credits15
 Total Credits47

Other Information

Costs

In addition to tuition fees, students will spend approximately $2,000 for textbooks, course materials and uniforms, during the program. Students are also responsible for providing their own transportation to and from clinical experiences.

A personal computer or mobile computing device is required in this program.

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry.

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