Sprott Shaw College
Since 1903

Practical Nursing Coordinator Open

 Published on Jun 10, 2024
 Full Time,Permanent
 Annually $80,000.00 - $90,000.00
* This position is for B.C. residents only *

Are you motivated by using your talents to support others? Come work for one of BC’s top regulated colleges!

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a regulated post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is one of the oldest colleges in British Columbia with over 120 years of storied history. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented. 

Reporting directly to the Campus Director for staffing and operational issues, the Practical Nursing Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Practical Nursing Program to meet the educational requirements for students registered in the programs. 


  • Provide effective oversight of the Campus practical nursing (PN) and health care assistant (HCA) programs to ensure that the program is fully compliant and delivers a positive student experience and outcomes
  • Ensure that the program is providing students with the best possible support for success in writing the Canadian Practical Nursing Registration Exam (CPNRE)
  • Report to the Campus Director on all student and Instructor concerns and program related matters.
  • Assist in the interviewing and hiring of new practical nursing instructors
  • Monitor, orient, and assist in the evaluation of new instructors
  • Contribute to curriculum updates
  • Conduct the entrance interviews with all PN student candidates. 
  • Act as a campus liaison for the Practical Nursing Advisory Committee
  • Liaise with classroom and clinical instructors to problem-solve
  • Work with SSC’s Director of Nursing and Healthcare Operations to secure Affiliation Agreements for practice education sites
  • Maintain a positive relationship with all with practicum sites
  • Work with SSC’s PN Clinical Placement coordinator to organize preceptorship placements for practical nursing students
  • Where/if applicable, work with SSC’s HCA practice education placement lead
  • Participate in regular conference call meetings, and attend SSC in-person conferences and meetings
  • Document accurately on decisions and actions; record details and maintain files
  • Ensure that all evaluations and documentations are completed and ready for compliance audits as scheduled
  • Organize and post lab schedule(s) for both PN and HCA (if applicable)
  • Ensure all supplies (uniforms, name tags, textbooks, resources, etc.) have been ordered and received

Qualifications and Education

  • Current practicing license as an NP, RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)
  • A credential in adult education (completed or in progress) or a willingness to undertake if appointed to the role. To be completed within 2 years of hiring date. 
  • Five years of recent, relevant practice experience (equivalent to full-time hours per year where full-time hours are 1800-2000 per year). 
  • Management/leadership experience
  • Teaching experience considered a benefit but not essential


  • Able to communicate effectively with others in the nursing profession
  • An understanding of the clinical practice of nursing
  • An in-depth knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses and Health Care Aides (HCA) practice
  • Able to lead, coach and problem solve in an educational setting


  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Network and relationship building
  • Planning and organizing

What We Offer

  • Reimbursement of practicing license or professional association membership fees
  • Education and training allowance
  • Tuition discount for spouse and children
  • Comprehensive extended health benefits
  • Disability and life insurance
  • RRSP matching
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Work-life balance

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sprott Shaw College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, national/ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, and/or disability.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact the campus directly.

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