Careers & Transfers

Upon successful completion of your diploma and passing the national Practical Nursing exam, career opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings ranging from acute care to long-term care and from large public health agencies.

Practical Nurses are part of an inter-professional collaborative team and play a primary role in managing the needs and complexity of the client.


Thompson Rivers University
Graduates of Practical Nursing are eligible to receive a maximum of 57 transfer credits Into the TRU Bachelor of Health Science or a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the TRU Bachelor of General Studies.