Sprott Shaw College - Victoria

Address: 2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4M2, 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 Community 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 licensed 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, licensed 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.

Other Programs at Sprott Shaw College - Victoria

Business / Management / Office Services
Law and Legal Administration

Welcome to the Victoria campus! Sprott-Shaw Victoria is centrally located and easily accessible with a major bus stop at our doorstep, close to Victoria shopping and night life.

As a private education institute for over 100 years, Sprott-Shaw prides itself on providing high quality graduates in many fields. In today’s economy, the focus is on transferable skills and employees need to be able to fill many roles. From the admissions process to graduate placement services, Sprott-Shaw in Victoria works hard to serve the needs of its community by simplifying the steps needed to get started on a new career.

Sprott-Shaw in Victoria collaborates closely with many employers to ensure our training not only meets their needs, but surpasses their expectations. Employers frequently visit the campus and give HR seminars to the students on how to apply to their organization. This combined with the career planning programs that are in place at the campus, allows the students access to the important people making decisions on their future. Students are also shown the secrets of getting in the door.

* Not all programs available at all campuses


Sprott Shaw College - Victoria:
2621 Douglas Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4M2, Canada

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