The goal of Perinatal nursing is to work in partnership with childbearing families supporting and promoting empowerment and growth. Perinatal nurses practise in hospital nursing units, breastfeeding clinics, ambulatory care settings, community health care units and in the home. Perinatal nursing best suits nurses who enjoy working with childbearing women, newborns and families within health care teams.
BCIT's Perinatal Nursing Specialty Advanced Specialty Certificate program offers a comprehensive combination of theory and clinical courses designed to assist nurses to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to enter practice as novices in Perinatal nursing.
BCIT's Perinatal Nursing Specialty program offers Post-diploma registered nurses an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Perinatal nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Specialty Nursing (BSN).
Nurses may bridge out after obtaining an Advanced Specialty Certificate in Perinatal nursing or continue to complete the BSN.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
The current shortages in health care workers means that nurses in the Perinatal area are also needed in British Columbia and Canada. Contact your local hospital and its human resources department for current information, or check the following regional health authority web sites:
|Fraser Health Authority||www.fraserhealth.ca|
|Interior Health Authority||www.interiorhealth.ca|
|Provincial Health Services Authority||www.phsa.ca|
|Northern Health Authority||www.northernhealth.ca|
|Vancouver Coastal Health Authority||www.vch.ca|
|Vancouver Island Health Authority||www.viha.ca|
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