Omni College Nursing Program

by / Wednesday, 23 July 2014 / Published in OMNI College Vancouver Campus

Omni College Nursing Program

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Canadian Nursing Review


If an IEN (Internationally Educated Nurse) wanting to become a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada, the Canadian Nursing Review Program can provide with the skills required to meet Canadian standards and language in preparation of achieving nursing license.

The Program is made up of 6 main components:

  1. Medical Terminology & Communication
  2. CELBAN Test Preparation
  3. Canadian Nursing Review
  4. Workplace Prep and Nurse Licensing Exam Prep (CRNE or CPNRE)
  5. The Co-Op Education Work Experience
  6. Leadership in Nursing

Medical Terminology & Communication covers vocabulary, reading, writing, conversation and pronunciation, abbreviations and terminology used in nursing in North America. CELBAN Test Prep helps students maximize their English competency test score which is required for Nurse registration in Canada. CELBAN is currently one of the only English tests accepted by the Nursing regulatory body in British Columbia, Canada.

The Canadian Nursing Review and Workplace/Licensing Exam Prep  courses teach skill-development, critical-thinking training for nursing judgments, test question approach strategies and cultural awareness. Students have the opportunity to develop their practical experience during on-site laboratory sessions and case-study simulations, ensuring they can be well prepared for safe and effective practice in the workplace.

The Co-Op Work Experience is an essential component of the program. Students have the opportunity to complete a co-op work experience at a Canadian hospital or health care facility. Nursing procedures vary from country to country, so the work experience offers invaluable training in nursing in a North American health care environment.

Leadership in Nursing equips students with much needed entry-level leadership and management skills.

Once completed, successful graduates of this program will be much more confident about working in the Canadian health care environment.


  • Successful qualification as a Canadian Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • A passing grade on an English competency test (ie. CELBAN, IELTS) that is recognized by a Canadian nursing regulatory body
  • A favorable result on your Substantially Equivalent Competency
  • Greater knowledge, skills and confidence
  • Gainful employment as a Nurse in Canada
  • An increased quality of life


  • Must be registered as an RN in country of origin
  • Minimum CELBAN score of 6, OR IELTS score of 5.5, OR TOEFL / TSE score of 500/40, OR achieve a 6 on the CELBAN Readiness Test
  • Pass an interview with an OMNI advisor
  • Have a minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience within the last 4 years

CELBAN™ Test Preparation (Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses)

CELBAN™ stands for the Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses. It is the first language assessment test designed specifically for Internationally-Educated Nurses.

Applicants for RN (Registered Nurse) or LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) registration in Canada must demonstrate fluency in English. The CELBAN™ test has been approved by all the nurse licensing bodies in Canada as a measure to evaluate the applicant’s proficiency in English.

The content of all tasks in the CELBAN™ test are based on data collected from the analysis of the English language demands of the nursing profession. To ensure accuracy, tasks were created by the test developers with input from nursing instructors and consultants.

The CELBAN™ Test Preparation course offered at OMNI College is for nonnative speakers of English at the upper-intermediate level of English proficiency who wish to improve their English skills in preparation to practice nursing in Canada. This course also helps Internationally-Educated Nurses prepare to write the CELBAN™ Test and maximize their test score.

The course focuses on improving a student’s ability to actually use the language rather than to simply know the language. This concentrated focus enables experienced instructors to teach the quickest and most effective methods to improve their test score.

Omni College program focuses on activities which allow students to practice all the skills they are required to perform on the test. The focus is on intensive speech practice with emphasis on pronunciation accuracy and speech fluency.

CELBAN™ testing covers 4 components:

  1. Listening
  2. Reading
  3. Writing
  4. Speaking

The CELBAN™ listening, writing and reading assessments are administered as a group test totalling approximately 3 hours.

The CELBAN™ speaking assessment is administered individually and lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes.

The minimum scores currently required in BC by the CRNBC is: speaking 8; listening 10; reading 8; and writing 7.


  • Achieve either a minimum previous CELBAN™ score of not more than 3 points below the regulatory body required pass level, OR equivalent score from a recognized English proficiency test (ie. IELTS, TOEFL, etc) OR pass an OMNI English Assessment test.
  • Pass an interview with an OMNI advisor

Canadian Nursing Review (CNR) for Internationally-Educated Nurses (IENs) – Advanced (12 Month Program)

Admission Requirements: 

  • Be currently registered as an RN in good standing
  • Have a minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience in the last 4 years
  • A minimum IELTS Academic scores of S-7.0, L-7.5, R-6.5, W-7.0 – OA-7.0 or the minimum English requirements of the regulatory body you may apply for
  • Succesfully pass OMNI’s Online Comprehensive Nursing Assessment
  • Pass an appointment with an OMNI Advisor

*Tuition fee:  CAD$ 16,000 approximately

Canadian Nursing Review (CNR) for Internationally-Educated Nurses (IENs) (18 Month Program)

Admission Requirements:

  • Be currently registered as an RN in good standing
  • Have a minimum of 1125 hours of nursing experience in the last 4 years
  • A minimum IELTS Academic score of 5.5 overall or an IELTS General score of 6.0 overall

*Tuition fee:  $22,000 approximately


  • OMNI is specialized in training health care professionals, both Canadian and International. OMNI College offers only health care related programs and courses so that OMNI College may remain focused in this area of expertise
  • Once completed, successful graduates of this program will be much more confident about working in the Canadian Health Care Environment.

Admissions Process:

  • STEP 1: Schedule an appointment
  • STEP 2: Receive result of appointment
  • STEP 3: Pay initial fees (Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Fee: $50 – Application Fee: $250)
  • STEP 4: Take OMNI’s Online Comprehensive Nursing Assessment (if applicable)
  • STEP 5: Submit Enrollment Form & other supporting documents
  • STEP 6: Receive Conditional Letter of Acceptance (cLOA)
  • STEP 7: Submit OMNI College Policies 2014 page signed (only last page)
  • STEP 8: Pay remaining fees & receive Official Letter of Acceptance (LOA)


Other Facts:

  • The Canadian Nursing Review (CNR) for Internationally-Educated Nurses (IENs) – Advanced has 3 intakes a year (February, June and October)

As a Designated Learning Institution, OMNI College students are eligible to work on a part time basis (20 hours per week)

Medical Terminology & Communication

OMNI’s Medical Terminology & Communication course is designed for medical professionals who want to improve their communication within the health care workplace. The course focuses on improving language fluency by practicing listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks in the context of a Canadian health care setting.

Nurses, doctors, pharmacists, physical therapists, international health care students and other medical professionals where English is not their first language would be best suited for this course.

The course teaches not just terminology but also assists the student to apply the terminology and effectively communicate in an English-speaking workplace environment. Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:

  • identify all human anatomy-related terms
  • be able to communicate disorders and diseases
  • describe procedures for various emergencies
  • understand terms used in the context of psychiatry/mental health, and pharmacology
  • describe common workplace medications, treatments and their administration

Coursework includes in-class presentations, working on presentation skills (speaking clearly, using a loud voice, facial and body expressions, etc) and interpersonal communication skills.


  • Min 19 years of age or older
  • IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, OR pass the OMNI English Assessment Test


OMNI College Centre of Excellence

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information.

33 Responses to “Omni College Nursing Program”

  1. Meenakshi says :

    Hlo!I am meenakshi from india I completed my diploma In general nursing midwifery I hv been working as a staff nurse from last three years under government sector n I hv general ielts overall 6 bands L 6.5 W 6 R 4.5 S 7 and academic band overall 5.5 L 6 W 5 R 5.5 S5.5 am I eligible to get admission in any courses like Lpn or any related courses which helps me to be a part of ur college plz help me

  2. Mandeep says :

    I have done Gnm in 2015 wid 80% nd ielts score is overall 6 not less than 5.5 m I eligible for further study in omni clg

    • Geebee Counsellor says :

      The minimum IELTS requirement for any course at Omni College is 6.5. Kindly reappear for your IELTS.

  3. lyna says :

    I am a registered nurse working as a lecturer cum clinical instructor in India. I have completed Msc Nursing in Pediatrics with Distinction scores. Need advise as to I want to come to Canada and my intention is purely to come and work and settle down there. What route I can choose so as to reach there and start working which may include study of short term duration??

  4. Kamal says :

    hi i’m completed bsc nursing in india i would like to know about ielts requirement for study in any surrey college

  5. Vittal Sunny says :

    Hey, I did major in nursing in India. I got overall 6.5 for ielts exam with no band less than 6.I wanna know more about IEN Program (fees, how it would be beneficial for me?, will I get work permit?…..). Hope you will give the adequate information fastly

  6. rose says :

    hello, i would like to know more about OMNI.i m a bsc nurse with 7 years experience and currently working in kuwait.

  7. Aksa says :

    Hi My name is Aksa and i am Registered Nurse in India having 10 yers of Experience.I want details about Canadian Nursing Review Program for Internationally-Educated Nurses (for international students), cost of the programme, programme duration and also whether my spouse can accompany me to canada?
    After completion of course can we get a work permit for working in canada.

  8. Grace Agochukwu says :

    Heloo my name is Grace Agochukwu a registered midwife in Nigeria I Would love to further my studies and also work in Canada, so what do I need to do. Thank you

  9. chioma says :

    Am an RN and a registered psychiatric nurse in. Nigeria. Had 7 overall in my ielts in dec 2014.I am interested I n your program. What is the length of study and total cost of fees to pay. Thanks.

  10. marzieh says :

    my name is marzieh,I graduated in BSc of nursing from Iran, also I have Ielts 6, I have 5 years experience in nursing, I am really appreciate to guide me which program is suitable for me and I can apply for that?
    Best regards

  11. marzieh says :

    my name is marzieh,i graduated in BSc of nursing from Iran, also I have Ielts 6, i have 5 years experience in nursing, i am really appreciate to guide me which program is suitable for me and i can apply for that?
    Best regards

  12. leena says :

    I am an Indian GNM nurse,have an ielts general module score 6 individually.I am 37yrs old now.I would like to do 1yr course which is equivalent to BSC nursing in there any age limit to study,ielts which module preffered,let me know about the course fee,accomodation and living expenses.

  13. liby george says :

    Hello, I am Liby George from Mumbai. I want detail about Canadian Nursing Review Program for Internationally-Educated Nurses (for international students).

  14. chandni patel says :

    Hi I have done my bsc nursing from india n nw looking for further study in canada but nt master. I got ielts scoring overall 5.5 .suggest me which course I can do in canada n criteria of it.

    • Geebee Counsellor says :

      You would need minimum 6 in IELTS with no band less than 5.5 for any UG Health Science program in Canada. This is mandatory requirement. Canada offers good career opportunities for students with Nursing background and English language proficiency.

  15. blessing Udoudoh says :

    Hello, i am a registered nurse in nigeria. I would like to further my studies as well as work over there in canada. How do i get started and what is required of me??

  16. priya Daniel says :

    Hi . Wanted to know how much woould be the entire cost for studies + accommodation .
    Also hows the living cost over there.
    After completion of course can we get a work permit for working in canada.
    I have completed my GNM and pursuing my bsc now . i have 9 years of work expereince.
    Also tell me the entire processing cost .

  17. Chris says :


    Compliments on the webiste, quite informative.

    My wife has done her BSc in Nursing from Pune and has worked as a Nurse in Dubai for 4 years. She would like to know about msc nursing programs in Canada, Australia and the UK. Any information that you could help with would be much appreciated.

    With best wishes,


  18. adeleh nabavian says :

    Thank you for your attention . I am an Irainian registered nurse . I will come to Canada as a permanent resident soon . I found that I need to have IELTS 7 to start the registration program with crnbc . I took the exam several times and my score was 6.5 all the time . I would be grateful if you guide me is any program in OMNI COLLEGE to help me to improve my English to 7 in IELTS exam?

    • Geebee Counsellor says :

      Dear Adeleh Nabavian

      Omni College does offer a module “Medical Terminology & Communication” under the 18 months program offered to international students – Omni College IELTS Prep Module

      This module is aimed at improving English language proficiency and achieving required Score in CELBAN.

  19. khan hajrabanu says :

    want more information about studying nursing course in india n applying for canada.want contact numbers also

    • Geebee Counsellor says :

      Have you completed bachelors in Nursing from India? Please give us details about your present qualification.

  20. Aparna says :

    do you have post basic bsc. nursing programme?????????
    how many years???

    • Geebee Counsellor says :


      This program is suitable for students with BSc Nursing from India. You are eligible for this program. We have sent you details about this and other suitable programs.

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