About Practical Nursing Education

CLPNBC's Role

We are a college but we don't educate nurses. We are responsible for establishing, implementing, enforcing and evaluating practical nursing education standards and recognizing practical nursing education programs in BC.

Practical Nursing Education Standards

Curriculum - the curriculum provides the learning experiences necessary for students to achieve the Entry to Practice Competencies and Standards of Practice.

Students - the students demonstrate progress toward the achievement of the Entry to Practice Competencies and Standards of Practice.

Graduates - the graduates successfully achieve the Entry to Practice Competencies and Standards of Practice.

Program Types

The Generic program prepares students to become licensed practical nurses.

The Access program prepares health care assistants to become licensed practical nurses.