Kwantlen’s faculty of community health studies offers creative programming that ladder from certificate to degree

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) faculty of community and health studies (CAHS) designs programming to support their graduates in the pursuit of continuing education. Once students receive a health care assistant program (HCAP) certificate, they are eligible to move into the bachelor of psychiatric nursing (BPN) degree program in semester three. In addition, BPN degree graduates can earn a dual degree by entering semester three of the bachelor of science in nursing, post baccalaureate (BSN – PB) program.

The 30 week HCAP program is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as a front-line caregiver in a variety of long-term care settings that include both residential care facilities and home support agencies. Students will spend approximately 870 hours in a variety of learning environments, including classroom, nursing laboratory, resident care facilities, and home care environments. Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates are qualified to work in any level of continuing care services, including home support, complex care, assisted living and adult day care.  Read more…..