Why choose Practical Nursing?
The Practical Nursing program provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the health care profession. Nursing is a challenging and rewarding career for caring and compassionate individuals. Becoming a nurse takes critical thinking, problem solving, effective interpersonal skills, flexibility and a strong background in mathematics and science. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family and physical and emotional health problems. Clinical nursing skills are taught in a laboratory setting and applied in acute and extended care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes.
The program is designed to prepare graduates with the competencies to practice within an interdisciplinary team and to deliver nursing care within the context of a wellness model. Graduates will be eligible to write examinations for licensure as practical nurses. Upon successful completion of licensure examinations, graduates are eligible for membership with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).
The caring model is the basis for delivery of this program. The development of critical thinking, problem solving and nursing skills are integral parts of the program. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family, and the physical and emotional health problems that affect both adults and children. Courses in assessment skills, psychogeriatrics, gerontology and community nursing are designed to meet the changing needs of the population.
Clinical nursing skills are taught in the laboratory setting and applied in acute and long-term care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes. The sites for these experiences are in Brandon, Winnipeg and selected rural facilities. The program is offered in September and January in both Brandon and Winnipeg.
ACC provides rotating sites in rural areas of Manitoba. Practical Nursing programs are currently being offered in Dauphin (started January 2016), Portage la Prairie (started September 2016), and Melita (started January 2017). Another program is scheduled to begin in Dauphin (September 2017 start). For more information click here.