Licensed Practical Nurse

Indispensable in the patient’s continuum of care, Licensed Practical Nurses work in close cooperation with specialists and nurses to ensure to the patient’s well-being.

Employment outlook

Excellent
Employment opportunities are excellent in Nova-Scotia

Prerequisits

High School Diploma

English - required level: NCLC 8

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

High School Diploma

Criminal Record Check

Police Record Check

Vaccinations current

High School Diploma

CASPer test (non-academic)

Daily tasks

  • Manage the patient at the time of their admission and while in the facility
  • Monitor the patient’s health status, such as blood pressure, pulse, breathing, etc.
  • Administer medications and provide a variety of care to help patients
  • Inform families about the situation and upcoming treatments for the patient
  • Collaborate with other health professionals to provide care to the patient

Required skills

  • Be able to react quickly and effectively in an emergency
  • Be respectful and keep professional secrecy
  • Enjoy working with the public
  • Good listening skills and communicate easily
  • Love physical work and handling of instruments
  • Love teamwork and interdisciplinary

Salary

$24,55 / hour *

Annual salary at 40h per week: $51 064

Min hourly rate: $19,85 / h ($41 288)

Max hourly rate: $26,00 / h ($54 080)

* Median rate according to Statistics Canada

Work locations

  • Doctor's offices
  • Hospital center
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Private clinic
  • Self-employed

Available scholarships in Nova Scotia

  • Nova-Scotia Community College - NSCC
  • Universite Sainte-Anne

Type of diploma obtained

College diploma

Years of study: 3

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