Sterling College paves the way for internationally trained nurses in Canada

Two years ago, Sterling College in Vancouver launched its Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing to help internationally trained nurses achieve their goal of becoming nurses in British Columbia. Since then, over 22 nursing students have gone on to complete their Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) and National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and are now registered nurses in Canada. 

“Sterling College went above and beyond to support and guide me in achieving my goals,” says Coleen Castanaresnursing graduate originally from the Philippines. “Thank you to my instructors, who were really generous with their time, stuck by me and had faith that I would get there in the end.”   

The program has since transitioned into Sterling’s public-private partnership (PPP) with Red Deer College in Alberta, launched earlier this year. The Red Deer-Sterling Health Care Practice and Management program prepares internationally educated nurses to integrate their prior education and take on leadership roles in the dynamic Canadian healthcare environment.  

Internationally trained nurses from around the world canow achieve dual credential from both institutions within two years: a Post Graduate Certificate from Sterling College and an Occupational Diploma from Red Deer College. Students who receive a diploma from Red Deer College, a public college, may qualify for the Post Graduate Work Permit Program (PGWPP). 

The hands-on approach at Sterling introduces international students to the Canadian healthcare system and provides them with the steps and tools needed to complete and pass the examinations to become certified Registered Nurse (RN) in Canada,” says Milan Petrovich, Vice President at Sterling College. “Classes are currently delivered in a blended format with both online and in person learning in order to evaluate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.” 

Evidence shows that public-private partnerships (PPPs) in education can increase program efficiency and transparency of public expenditures, improve service delivery to underserved populations, permit quicker responses and overcome public sector restrictions. According to reports from the Conference Board of Canada, the number of nurses needed will more than double over the next ten years. 

In addition to health care, Red Deer College offers two more programs at Sterling College in Vancouver that award credentials from both institutions. The Software Development Diploma positions students to enter careers in computing programming, web and mobile app development. The Diploma in Network Administration provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment in the computer networking field.  

 

ABOUT 

Sterling College is part of the ILAC Higher Education division at ILAC (International Language Academy of Canada), a global education company that includes language training, university pathway and higher education programs and the largest IELTS testing centre in Canada. 

CONTACT 

Bogie Lapinski Anaya | Head of ILAC Public & Media Relations | [email protected] 

Enjoy this post? Please share!

Instagram

Facebook

3 days ago

Photos from ILAC's post ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Canada is your number 1 destination for English learning! 🍁There are great news from Languages Canada if you are thinking of coming to Canada for your English learning journey. You don’t need a study permit for courses 6 months or shorter, so students applying now can enjoy shorter processing times for their Temporary Resident Visas or eTAs.This is your opportunity to experience an escapade from your daily life to study English in Canada and have the adventure of a lifetime ⭐🧳ILAC and Canada are ready to welcome you! ❤️🇨🇦#iloveilac #studyincanada #englishincanada #thinkilac ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Do you have questions about the recent immigration changes in Canada? Join our seminar to find out more about your options to come and study or extend your stay in Canada.📍ILAC Cordova Campus: 1168 West Cordova St., Vancouver📅Saturday, February 24 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. PSTLearn more about our programs offered!📒English courses📒Career CoursesRegister NOW!www.ilac.com/open-house-vancouver/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Sending our students, partners and staff wishes for a prosperous and fulfilling Lunar New Year. May the journey ahead be blessed with happiness and prosperity!Happy year of the dragon from everyone at ILAC! 🐉 #ilac #iloveilac #YearOfTheDragon ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Translate