Prepare for practice as a registered nurse (RN) in Canada with the Faculty of Health at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). The university’s Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-Entry certificate program prepares nurses who hold credentials from outside of Canada for professional practice and licensing. The program, which is completed over three full-time semesters, enhances skills and knowledge as required by the College of Registered Nurses in British Columbia, the regulatory body for nurses practicing in the province.

Registered nurses working in BC can earn over $40/hour, higher than the media wage for RNs in Canada. WorkBC estimates that there will be almost 3,000 job openings for the profession through to 2025, with the predicted unemployed rate at just 3.1%.

KPU’s certificate program includes courses in pharmacology, professional nursing theory, relational engagement, and professional nursing practice. The university’s nursing labs utilize simulation technologies allow learners to enhance their technical abilities and communication skills, and prepare for practice in a variety of settings including specialty areas like emergency, intensive care, and labour and delivery.

For more than 30 years, Kwantlen Polytechnic University has given students the skills they need for the careers they want. KPU offers a range of degree, diploma, certificate, and citation programs with opportunities for hands-on experience and experiential learning. Why stop at theory, when you can also harness the power of experience? Launch your career and make a positive impact on your community with experiential learning at KPU: where thought meets action.

For more information about the Graduate Nurse, Internationally Educated Re-entry certificate, or the Faculty of Health, visit or contact the Future Students’ Office at 604.599.3030 or