Licensed Practical Nursing
Licensed practical nurses provide nursing care usually under the direction of medical practitioners, registered nurses, or other health team members. They are employed in hospitals, nursing homes, extended-care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctor's offices, clinics and community health centres. Operating room technicians are included in this unit group.
- Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.)
- Registered Practical Nurse (R.P.N.)
Licensed practical nurses perform some or all of the following duties:
- Develop, implement and evaluate nursing care plans
- Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures
- Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, monitoring nutritional intake and conducting specimen collection
- Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects
- Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care
- Initiate, monitor and discontinue intravenous therapy
- Monitor patient progress, evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and consult with appropriate members of healthcare team
- Provide safety and health education to individuals and their families.
Nurses today have more options than ever before about what kind of work they do, where they do it, and when they work. Nurses are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the nation's nursing home care. They work in small neighbourhood health clinics, and in busy emergency rooms. They run health programs for business and run rural community clinics. They can work with patients at every stage of life, and can specialize in very specific areas of interest.
$53,000 - $68,000
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES
· Senior 4
· Biology or
· Chemistry or
· Physics 40S
· Mathematics 40S
TRAINING & EDUCATION ROUTES
ASSINIBIONE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Campus Locations: Winnipeg, Brandon (permanent sites). Portage la Prairie, Pine Falls, Dauphin
School Of Health & Human Services
800.862.6307 ex 6228 (toll free)
UNIVERSITE DE SAINT-BONIFACE
Téléphone : 204-235-4408
ASSINIBOINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
· A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
· English 40G/40S or equivalent, with a minimum mark of 60%
· Consumer/Essential Mathematics 40G/40S, or equivalent with a minimum mark of 60%. Where Consumer/Essential Math 40G/40S is listed as the minimum, Applied and Pre-calculus Math 40S or equivalent are, of course, acceptable.
· A science, (Biology, Chemistry or Physics), at the 40S level or equivalent, with a minimum mark of 60%. A first year undergraduate course in English, mathematics or science with a minimum grade C would also be accepted in place of the English, mathematics or science 40S course.
· 15-hour Math for Nurses course (MATH-0014) with a minimum mark of 95%. (Go to our Continuing Studies page and search for "Math courses" for availability & pricing)
· If you don't meet these admission requirements, your application will be cancelled.
· English Language Proficiency English is the language of instruction at ACC. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See our ELP page for more information.
· Conditional Acceptance Once a seat becomes available, applicants who meet the above admission requirements will be conditionally accepted into the program, pending succesful completion of the following: Up-to-date and completed immunizations Evidence of current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation – Health Care Provider level (CPR-HCP) Evidence of a current Criminal Record Check, a current Adult Abuse Registry Check and a current Child Abuse Registry Check
· High demand program The number of qualified applicants often exceeds the number of available seats. Applications for this program may be submitted as follows: Dauphin (Sept. 2015 start) beginning March 2, 2015 in Dauphin. Brandon (Sept. 2015 intakes onward) To ensure that your application is complete and that you submit all required documentation with your application, please use a Program Application Checklist. Need more information? Read the FAQs.
LINKS TO SITES
The Canadian Nursing Students' Association www.cnsa.ca
Manitoba Nurses Union www.manitobanurses.ca
Canadian Nurses Association http://cna-aiic.ca/en
Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses www.caccn.ca
Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada www.ornac.ca
Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada http://www.anac.on.ca