100% Passing Rates for Practical Nursing Grads

Friday, October 17, 2014


100% Passing Rates for Practical Nursing Grads

Grads from Vancouver Career College shine as exam results are unveiled

Fourteen Practical Nursing graduates at Vancouver Career College in Burnaby and Kelowna earned a 100% pass rate on the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) this fall. Grads also scored higher than the national average for first-time exam writers, with the Surrey class beating the national average score by 9%!

The CPNRE is a national exam that is one of the steps most jurisdictions use for provincial registration. The purpose of the exam is to protect the public by ensuring that the entry-level practical nurse possesses the competencies required to practice safely and effectively. Grads who pass the exam have one year from the notification of their exam results to apply for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC).

Although, scoring a perfect pass rate on the CPNRE is quite a feat, it is not uncommon for Vancouver Career College grads to do so since our students from our Abbotsford, Burnaby and Kelowna campuses have obtained 100% pass rates on the exam eleven different times since 2010.  These results have certainly helped establish the Practical Nursing program’s reputation and high standards. Achieving such scores is definitely a testament to the quality of education and training provided by Vancouver Career College’s instructors. It also speaks volumes about the dedication and commitment of the Practical Nursing graduates from our different campuses.

There is no doubt that our fourteen successful graduates will apply for registration as soon as possible and start their career shortly. So, congratulations to everyone – staff and grads – for their hard work and all the best in your future endeavors!

As a reminder, the Practical Nursing program at Vancouver College is designed to train high caliber, knowledgeable, competent and accountable practical nurses who will be able to work in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team. The curriculum provides students with multiple learning opportunities to develop, integrate, and demonstrate knowledge, skill, and judgment that are translated into superior reflective practice that meet all competencies and standards set out by the CLPNBC.

Practical nurses treat health conditions, promote health, prevent illness and assist patients to achieve optimal levels of health and wellness. For more information on how to enroll in Vancouver Career College’s Practical Nursing program, click here or call 1-800-651-1067.

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