"Since 2004 we've prepared students with advanced practices years ahead of those practices being included as "required training" in the standard curriculum... We prepare you to be excellent."
Your Training With Us Includes...
Instruction by Nurses
Your instructors are nurses who know how to teach and develop the skills that our industry partners rely on to support them in their duties.
Small Class Sizes
Our small class groups mean your needs are addressed during class. Learning is fun. You know your classmates, the group develops as a team, and members help each other.
All of the additional safety courses you need to start your career are included. They are offered at the best times to support your skills development.
Claim credibility in your new career with our reputation as trainers. We've graduated hundreds of students into happy careers. Some hospitals screen for our graduates.
Lessons in Context
Each of your instructors has years of experience as Registered Nurses in many health care settings. We share stories that make learning memorable, fun and beyond the textbook. You learn by doing.
You train in a supportive and collaborative environment. We work with you one on one. Where necessary, material is presented for your visual, audio or kinesthetic style of learning.
Specialized training for Health Care Aides and Assistants
Health Care Assistant (HCA)
Gain the required basic theoretical knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes pertaining to the elderly, hospital procedures and a large dose of practical application, supervised site experience.
Acute Care Skills (ACS)
Advance your HCA knowledge and skills to assist Registered Nurses working with patients who are acutely ill but stable.
Clinical placements conducted at Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health Authority Hospitals.
Acute Care Aide (ACA)
A comprehensive program (HCA and ACS included) that features a 600 hour monitored, paid work program. Prepare to work in a variety of health care facilities including hospitals, long-term care facilities, group homes and home care.
Who We Are
We are nurses who are educators. We train Health Care Assistants and people who want to become one.
In 2004, we considered how an aging population and increasing service costs would change health care delivery. We expected positions for Health care Assistants would be created to help meet the health care demands of an aging population; but we knew service would suffer if Health Care Assistants were inadequately trained as effective members of professional health care teams.
We knew the best trained Health Care Assistants would easily find work, get personal satisfaction implementing their skills and be an asset to their workplace... from the start.
We train you to be confident delivering much needed support to your clients, and to fit in with any health care service team. Our goal is to instill in you the skills and the knowledge that we would want you to have if you were caring for our own loved ones.
We teach by example. We keep classes small with an organized, disciplined atmosphere that is flexible and fun, to ready you for the professional collaborative environment that will be part of your career.
We are partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health Authority and many private agencies across British Columbia. Over 99% of our students have job offers upon graduation. Our Acute Care Aide graduates are preferred for positions at many hospital wards.