Demand Still High for Licensed Practical Nurses in BC

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Seats still available for PN program at Vancouver Career College’s Burnaby campus

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There is still a major shortage of nurses in BC

Licensed Practical Nurses continue to be in high demand in British Columbia. The retirement of current LPNs, combined with an increased need for nursing care from the province’s aging population, is driving the demand in this career field. Anyone looking to launch a health care career can turn to Vancouver Career College Practical Nursing program, which is now taking applications for a November start.

“There is still a major shortage of nurses in BC,” says Rodney King, Nursing Registrar at Vancouver Career College. “The Practical Nursing program only takes one year, so students can be working in the field very quickly.”

The 52-week PN program trains students in a variety of areas, building a skill set that will be transferable to careers in hospitals, private clinics and nursing homes. Students also take part in multiple practicum placements that prepare them to enter the workforce. More information about the program can be found at VCCollege.ca.

Vancouver Career College will accept applications for the Practical Nursing program starting until November 23, 2009 when the program begins in Burnaby.

About Vancouver Career College

Vancouver Career College (http://www.vccollege.ca) is dedicated to providing students with the highest standard of education and training, with all programs approved by the provincial government of British Columbia. With small classes, industry-relevant programs and seven convenient locations across BC, Vancouver Career College is one of the region’s leading career training schools.

For more information:

Warren Mailey
Manager of Communications
604.915.7288 ext. 2130

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