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Nurse Practitioners (NPs) offer extensive health services, from diagnosing diseases to prescribing meds. Backed by the VCH NP Team, they operate independently and collaborate with physicians and medical teams in various settings.

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Where you may work

NPs at VCH work in over 100 positions across a variety of practice settings in rural, remote and urban areas, including:

  • Acute
  • Primary care
  • Long-term care
  • Ambulatory care
VCH NP leadership team

Why join Vancouver Coastal Health?

  • Provisional licensing
  • OSCE reimbursement
  • BCCNM license reimbursement
  • Training and support
  • Support for Continuing Education
  • New grad and residency support
Ketu Patel

Meet the team

“I enjoy working in a spirited and challenging environment where individuals are committed to helping one another and making positive impacts on health and wellbeing.”

Ketu Patel, Nurse Practitioner

Meet Ketu
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Career pathways

In addition to a variety of areas of practice, Nurse Practitioners have opportunities to explore leadership opportunities in professional practice or medical affairs. Courses in leadership are offered to support the career journey.

Career pathways for Nurse Practitioners

Starting as a new grad

VCH offers provisional licensing to NPs while they study for the OSCE or while they are awaiting their results, allowing you to begin your NP job early.

Licensure in BC

In order to practice in British Columbia, you must be licensed. Detailed licensing information is available at the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

How to apply

External applicant

Internal applicant

Out-of-province or international applicant