The Pathway to Success: An Education Program for IENs

Breaking news!

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia (CLPNNS) in partnership with the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) is very pleased to announce that it has received funding from Nova Scotia Office of Immigration (NSOI) to sustain their innovative work to support Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) in their journey to licensure utilizing the very successful Pathway to Success Program.

Pathway to Success

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia wants the path to licensure for IENs to be smooth and straightforward. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Nova Scotia Community College to deliver this unique training program.  Pathway for Success is a program made up of three unique courses.  Each course is designed to help IENs enhance their nursing education by focusing on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that are expected of Licensed Practical Nurses in Canada.

Course 1 – Review of Practical Nursing Concepts and Competencies

During this self-paced course, participants review practical nursing concepts and competencies including: pathophysiology, pharmacology, health assessment, and maternal child health nursing concepts.  Course length: 60 hours over 12 weeks, Delivery: Online.

Course 2 – Introduction to the LPN Scope of Practice in Nova Scotia

This four-day course helps IENs to better understand the roles and responsibilities of LPNs in Canada.  With a focus on critical thinking, the course material is presented through discussion, case studies, practice tests, and simulated questions.  Course length: 24 hours over 4 days, Delivery: In-person.

Course 3 – CPNRE Preparation

This six-hour course will help IENs as they prepare to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE).  Course length: 6 hours, Delivery: In-person.

IEN Pathway to Success Brochure

For more information, please contact:

Katherine Sullivan
Administrative Assistant – Registration and Professional Conduct Services
Telephone (902) 423-9280
Toll Free in NS 1 (800) 718-8517 Fax (902) 425-6811

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