Langara nursing students are required to take a Standard First Aid course with a CPR-C component. Nursing students are typically required to be certified with Standard First Aid and CPR-C by the second term of the first year of nursing. However, it is recommended that nursing students have a current Standard First Aid and CPR-C certificate prior to starting the program. Only credable first aid affiliates are accepted, such as the Lifesaving Society or the Red Cross which are both offered by Vancouver First Aid Ltd. Online courses and certification are not accepted by the Nursing faculty at Langara.
Standard first aid courses are 16 hours in length and include a CPR component. Vancouver First Aid offers Standard First Aid courses with a CPR-C component at locations very close to Langara College. Vancouver First Aid Ltd also offer Standard First Aid re-certifications which include CPR-C recertifications. It is recommended that nursing students take a CPR-HCP component as they are Health Care Providers and will likely require this level of CPR while working as a nurse. If you would like to have a CPR level HCP certificate with your Standard First Aid course please request that in the comment section of registration when registering for the First Aid Course.