Practical Nursing

Prepare to deliver nursing care that meets the LPN practice standards and entry-level competencies of the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals. The program emphasizes the concepts of caring, holism, nursing collaboration, self-reflection, lifespan, leadership and safety as well as diversity and Indigenous health.

The NIC Advantage

  • Community-based partnerships and research opportunities
  • Take part in over 650 hours of hands-on clinical practice hours
  • Graduate employment ready and enter a high demand industry
  • Learn from expert faculty

Faculty Profiles

Rachel Goodliffe

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Department News

Practicum during pandemic — NIC students on the frontline
NIC’s Practical Nursing students found themselves in a practicum experience they never could have expected when they started their program last September — being on the frontline during a global pandemic.

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We get lots of one-on-one support from our teachers, one-on-one time in the lab and it's more personal. The teachers actually know us and we can text them and ask them questions. Even when we're in practicum, we're really well directed. You can tell that the teachers trust us.

Marissa Hunter
NIC Practical Nursing graduate