This occupation requires a sincere desire to work with and help other people, sometimes under trying circumstances. Good health, physical fitness and stamina are essential.
The work schedule includes day, evening and night shifts, as well as work on weekends and holidays.
You must possess observation skills, organizational aptitude and flexibility in order to meet the challenge of providing long-term and/or acute care.
You will be asked to submit proof of a satisfactory physical examination and immunization prior to commencement of training, by following the instructions on the standardized New Brunswick Community College Medical form. In addition, various health facilities throughout the province may require the completion of their medical form before clinical practicum can occur. Any associated costs are your own expense.
Employers may require that prospective employees undergo a criminal record check through the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC).
Several courses associated with this program may be transferable to the Practical Nurse program.