Thursday, January 31st, 2013

CDI College Meets Demand With Practical Nursing Program

An aging population will soon need a young crop of nurses to help take care of it. This is why CDI College is offering a Practical Nursing program in Richmond, BC.

“Across Canada, the healthcare community is experiencing difficulty filling these critical positions, especially in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario,” said a release from CDI College.

“In British Columbia alone, the shortage lies with extended care and long-term care facilities and larger acute care hospitals. For people with an interest in the medical field, a career in practical nursing offers flexible hours, salary and location, as well as the chance to make a difference in the lives and well-being of people.”

The program can be completed in 75 weeks, to get students trained and ready for the workforce quickly. It will cover how to perform a number of critical day-to-day tasks, including measuring a patient’s vital signs, administering medications, and assisting with procedures.

“I’m a tactical learner, so I need to be doing something to help me learn it. Hands-on training helped me learn better,” said Richard J., a Practical Nursing graduate.

Once trained, students are qualified to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities, doctor’s offices and schools.

Schools mentioned: CDI College

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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