Sprott Shaw College - Penticton

Address: 2603 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6E8, Canada
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Practical Nursing Access

Have you completed a recognized Resident Care Attendant program and have 800 hours of work experience in a multi-patient facility? Then you may qualify for our Practical Nursing Access program. Practical Nursing is one of the quickest growing segments in healthcare, so why not upgrade your skills at Sprott Shaw College and become a Practical Nurse?
PNs provide nursing care for patients under the direction of physicians, nurses, and other health team members. In other provinces this occupational group may be referred to as licensed nursing assistants, registered nursing assistants, certified nursing assistants or registered practical nurses.
Once you become a practical nurse you’ll provide basic bedside care. You will take vital signs, such as blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respirations. Practical Nurses distribute medication to patients, treat bedsores, prepare and give injections and enemas, apply aseptic dressings, insert catheters and perform other personal treatment. They help patients with bathing, dressing and personal hygiene. They feed them, keep them comfortable and care for their emotional needs. Outside the ward, practical nurses observe patients and report adverse reactions to medications or treatments. They may collect samples from patients for testing and perform routine laboratory tests.
Career Opportunities
Practical Nurse; Certified Nursing Assistant; Nursing Assistant

Other Programs at Sprott Shaw College - Penticton

Business / Management / Office Services
Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality

Welcome to our Penticton campus! We are located in the heart of the South Okanagan, easily accessed from Summerland, the Oliver / Osoyoos region and Keremeos to the west. Penticton is an amazing little city nestled between not 1, but 2, world famous lakes; we are hot in the summer and mild in the winter. Spend the summer at the beach, floating down the river channel or exploring the surrounding hills and vineyards. Just don’t forget to pick up some fresh, locally grown fruit along the way. If winter is your season for fun, we are a short 30 minute drive from Apex Ski Resort, home of world class skiing and boarding.

So why come to our campus? Let’s start with the dedicated, qualified instructors and move on to the educational standards that surpass industry expectations. What about the small classes that encourage communication and interaction between students and instructors. Let’s not forget the lifetime refresher program available to every one of our graduates.

* Not all programs available at all campuses

Sprott Shaw College - Penticton:
2603 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton, British Columbia V2A 6E8, Canada

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