A Post-Graduate Diploma In Nursing Qualifies RNs & LPNs
Wed, 03/23/2016 - 07:05

If you are an internationally trained registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN), you can find employment in the Canadian nursing and healthcare field if you upgrade your qualification with a post-graduate diploma from a recognized career college. As a foreign student or new Canadian, you will find this program is perfect for you.

Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse are Vocational Degrees

When you train to be an RN or an LPN, you are taught professional nursing skills and are assisted in developing personal skills, too, such as empathy, flexibility, time management, organization, and decision-making.

There are a number of good jobs for which nursing prepares you, and if you are a new Canadian or a foreign student, you need experience and an understanding of the Canadian healthcare system as well as proof that your English communication skills are sufficient for work in this country.

As an RN or an LPN, you are a candidate for these types of jobs:

  • Nursing Adults
  • Nursing Children
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Nursing People With Learning Disabilities
  • Nursing as a Midwife
  • Nursing as a Paramedic

A Post-Graduate Diploma Provides Employment Opportunities

A diploma is certification by a college, an institution, or a career college that the candidate has successfully completed a program that can lead to employment in Canada. Post-graduate training in nursing is basically a continuation of study and provides credentials proving that the candidate is qualified to work in healthcare in Canada and has been tested and proven to have a sufficient command of English to practice in the field.

Successful Candidates Must Meet These Requirements 

To register for the post-graduate diploma in nursing at the Universal Learning Institute, you need documentation showing that you are a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse in your home country and have had up to one year of clinical work experience. 

This diploma course assists you in meeting the necessary requirements to be qualified to practice in the healthcare field in Canada. You will be prepared in all these areas:

  • Registered nurses must take and pass the IELTS 8.0 (International English Language Testing System) course.
  • Registered nurses must also write and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for RNs (NCLEX).
  • Licensed practical nurses must take and pass the IELTS 7.5 (International English Language Testing System) course.
  • You need one year of working experience in the health care industry.

If you are an RN or an LPN, you will find a post-graduate nursing diploma is exactly what you need when you are seeking employment as a new Canadian or a foreign student. It is the proof you need for potential employers to be assured that you are familiar with the Canadian healthcare system, can work within it, and you have the necessary communication skills in English to be successful.


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