The only of its kind in British Columbia, BCIT's Advanced Certificate in Emergency Nursing with a Pediatric Emergency option educates registered nurses (RNs) from all over the world in pediatric emergency nursing. Our hands-on learning, clinical experiences, and expert faculty give you the skills employers seek.
This highly niched program prepares you to work in the fast-paced, dynamic pediatric emergency care environment. No two shifts are the same, with
pediatric patients who change constantly and have many different reasons for needing emergency care. Pediatric Emergency nurses take on leadership, support, and decision-making roles to provide the best patient care possible.
Our program is comprehensive in theory and practical experience. Visit Program Details for more information.
This program is for individuals who:
Nurses practicing in BC may be eligible for sponsorship through local health authorities, governing bodies, and other professional associations. Talk to your employer about career and educational opportunities.
See Program Entry to learn more about entry requirements and details on applying.
At BCIT, we value your work experience. If you've been working as an emergency nurse, take advantage of our Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR) process and fast track your advanced certification education.
Our grads are in demand. See Graduating and Jobs to learn more about career opportunities in emergency nursing.
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.
Our grads can work anywhere in the world. Apply your learning to your current workplace or use your new expertise to transition into an emergency nursing career.
Emergency registered nursing salaries start at $32 per hour. You can work in many areas, including:
Looking to get your BSN? Use your advanced certificate toward completing our Bachelor of Science, Specialty Nursing degree.
Beginning in 2018, BCIT Specialty Nursing Advanced Certificate Graduates can apply to receive transfer credits towards the online, two-year UVIC Master of Nursing program. Applicants can chose from the Advanced Practice Leadership of Nurse Educator options.
Join the National Emergency Nursing Affiliation (NENA), an organization that provides standards for emergency nursing care. Visit the NENA forum where emergency nurses can share ideas, promote emergency nursing education, and foster community relations.
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].
The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates and for Degree 2009-2011 Graduates. The reports are organized into two-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.
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