The Health, Assistance and Nursing program trains individuals to become Licensed practical nurses (LPN’s.) LPN’s are a growing part of the health care professional team who work closely with Registered Nurses to deliver nursing and medical care in a variety of settings to promote and maintain health.
The profession is one that has recently evolved, allowing LPN’s to deliver care that was once only designated for other professionals, for example: drawing blood, intravenous insertion and taking part in vaccination campaigns. LPN’s work in both the private and public sectors, in a variety of fields such as emergency and operating rooms, research clinics and CLSC’s.
Along with the evolution of the practice, students who enroll in the Health, Assistance and Nursing program are required to pass a licensing exam upon completion of their studies. This exam was designed to ensure that graduates are equipped with the essential knowledge and skills needed to work alongside other healthcare professionals and showcase the importance of having an LPN as part of the healthcare team.
The Health, Assistance and Nursing program offered at both WICC and PACC vocational centres prepares students for the reality of industry and a career that is exciting, ever changing and deeply rewarding.