Collège Communautaire du Nouveau Brunswick – Licenced Practical Nurse


Programs summary

CCNB proposes to improve the integration process of foreign licenced practical nurses to practice in New Brunswick by offering a competency recognition process and a series of micro credential modules to obtain the required competencies for entry to practice.

CCNB already delivers a full two-year diploma aimed at attracting new students to the profession. The existing two-year program will be divided into a series of modules to increase access to training.

Innovations will focus on:

PLAR: Develop the PLAR tools to identify and evaluate required competencies to be obtained for entry into the profession as established by the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) and the Association of New Brunswick Licenced Practical Nurses (ANBLPN).

Individualized training plans (micro credentials): Develop a series of micro credential modules divided by core competencies. The modules will consist of courses offered in class and practicums offered in hospitals and nursing home facilities keeping in mind the goal to maximize accessibility to students from various rural regions. Through the PLAR process, students will only need to complete the required modules.

Work Integrated Learning : Work integrated learning experiences will be part of the delivery of the modules. Partnerships with employers and the ANBLPN are already established.


Admission Requirements

LPN training from a foreign country or being a past licensed practical nurse in New Brunswick or another Canadian province.


Program Length

Fifteen months (depending on number of courses to be followed according to individual PLAR process) – to begin in Winter of 2022.



Equity & Diversity

New Canadians

Mid-career workers


Industry Partners

Association of New Brunswick Licensed Practical Nurses

Réseau de Santé Vitalité

Horizon Health Network