DRAKE MEDOX ACTIVITY ASSISTANT PROGRAM STUDENTS SAY....
"With our small class size, we get a lot of time to ask questions and practice the skills we are learning."
"Through this course, I am learning the value of activity and recreation, and the positive impact it can have on a client's quality of life."
"I have learned the importance of compassion, flexibility and respect."
"During our practicum , I was able to observe best practices first hand, and the differences an Activity Assistant can make in the lives of seniors."
Practical Nurse Preparation
Designed to prepare foreign-trained nurses to challenge the CPNRE, to obtain their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification, one of the most highly-valued credentials in the health services industry today.
The program consists of 14 courses. It can be completed in 6 months, over 795 hours of classroom theory and practice experience. Admission requirements include successful completion of the Admissions Interview and proof of registration for nursing in your country of origin.
Students will review entry level competencies identified by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC), the Canadian health services system, health history and assessment procedures, pharmacology, and clinical judgment. In addition, activities are planned that will enhance the students' understanding of cultural diversity and the significance of problem-solving and critical thinking in today's Canadian health care service provision environments.
Special emphasis is on Canadian test taking standards to prepare you to successfully complete the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam.(CPNRE). Course list is as follows:
Review of English for nursing purposes
Overview of steps to LPN Registration in BC, Canada
Problem-solving and critical thinking
Entry level competencies for LPN's
Review of cultural competencies
LPN Scope of practice & limitations
Reivew of clinical skills and use of current technology
Canadian Health Care System Review
Multiple choice and short answer exam techniques
Review of health history & health assessment
Practice written exams as used in CPNRE