BCIT's highly unique Perinatal Nursing Specialty program (perinatal-perioerative option) has been designed exclusively for the family birthing (FB) unit. Skilled perinatal nurses are sponsored through this program to gain expertise in providing perioperative care for patients and their families undergoing cesarean section births and recoveries.
Based on the needs of the regional FB units, this program is usually offered once per year. Are you interested and do you meet the requirements for this program? Talk to your employer about professional development opportunities.
This program is for experienced perinatal registered nurses, who:
This program requires sponsorship in order to enrol. See Program Entry to learn more about entry requirements.
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.
BCIT's Perinatal Nursing Specialty program offers Post-diploma registered nurses an Advanced Certificate in Perinatal nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Specialty Nursing (BSN).
Nurses may bridge out after obtaining an Advanced Certificate in Perinatal nursing or continue to complete the BSN.
Family Birthing (FB) units trust our program to deliver the skills they, and their patients, need. We have tailor-made this program to FB units' specific requirements and we ensure their perinatal nurses are ready to work in perioperative-perinatal care.
Positions are based on the needs of the FB unit. Managers and leaders determine the opportunities for work and professional development. If you are interested, and meet the program requirements, talk to your employer about career and educational opportunities.
Health Match BC is a new service that helps recent specialty nursing graduates find work within BC. Funded by the provincial government, Health Match BC prioritizes the hiring of BC nursing graduates. For more information, download the Health Match BC PDF.
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