The process of becoming a nurse in Canada is sometimes difficult to understand. Each province has their own process for becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) and sometimes there are multiple authorities to work with to become a nurse. In British Columbia, for example, there are five different entities that an internationally educated nurse has to work with in order to become a nurse in B.C. We act as your guide through every step of the process – helping you, teaching you, assisting you—so that you can reach your goal of becoming a nurse in Canada!
This program gives Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) the opportunity to integrate their learning concepts and experiences into the Canadian healthcare environment, potentially leading to employment anywhere in Canada. A hands-on approach will guide students through understanding not just Canadian healthcare, but the steps and tools needed to complete and pass the examinations required to become a certified Registered Nurse (RN) in Canada.
You can choose to take a certificate with or without paid co-op work experience.
*Program has been approved for delivery by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB)
You’ll be taught by someone who knows what the process is like to get certified in Canada – because she’s done it herself. Meet Jackie: with over 12 years of professional teaching experience around the world, including the Middle East, the Philippines, and Canada, Jackie is known for her balance of stringency and kindness. Jackie is not just a Registered Nurse in Canada with a current practicing license and lots of ICU experience. She is also TESOL and IDP certified, and a certified First Aid instructor. Jackie takes a hands-on approach with each of our internationally educated nurses to prepare them for their assessments and examinations to maximize their opportunity to become recognized as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Canada.
Pristine completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Centre in the Philippines and Post Graduate Certificate in Administration and Nursing Practice in Canada. She is a Registered Nurse and Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level HCP certified. Her background ranges from customer service and staff coordination to managing a team of healthcare professionals. She has worked with seasoned biomedical engineers, registered nurses and medical doctors. Pristine is a natural leader who is committed to building relationships that help to create a positive and engaging learning environment.
In order to enroll in this program, you must meet the following criteria:Admission Requirements: Applicants to the PGCNP program must meet the following admissions requirements:
Additional requirements to commence Co-op:
*Due to the current volume of applications, countries have varying seat allotments.
Students with a score of 6.0 IELTS and no individual band
below 6.0, and additional experience, will be prioritized for countries where applications exceed country seat allotments.
TUITION AND FEES
Please note the tuition fees are subject to change.
POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN NURSING PRACTICE
Domestic Students: $17,820
International Students: $20,659
POST GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN NURSING PRACTICE + CO-OP
Domestic Students: $19,820
International Students: $22,659
Sterling College is committed to helping all Nursing students achieve their individual goals towards a future in Canadian health care. This includes instructor led study sessions, co-op work experience placement providers, and even financial aid for professional fees. Talk to your admissions representative for more information on how you will be supported as a student at Sterling College.
*An additional college application fee of $100 for domestic students and $300 for international students will be payable at the time of registration. Due to visa processing requirements, students from India will require a $500 application fee. Costs include textbooks and student services fees such as graduation, etc.