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Upgrade Your Skills Now to Qualify for Pharmacy Technician Status in the Future.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg

Register now for the Spring 2018 classes.

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™ has been developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to assist individuals already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians, without returning to school to complete a full-time training program.  The ultimate goal is a national strategy that will enable regulated pharmacy technicians to relocate and work anywhere in Canada without the need to re-qualify.

The program addresses competencies required of regulated pharmacy technicians in both hospital and community practice.  The Program of Studies includes the following four courses:

  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
  • Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging 
  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
  • Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging 

Students intending to pursue registration/licensure are responsible for ensuring they meet the applicable requirements in their jurisdiction.

*The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program is a trademark of NAPRA and used under license.


Courses

  • Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program [39 Hours]

    Students focus on four key areas of practice: ethics and professionalism, legal requirements, scope of practice, and communication skills. Through a variety of learning tools, students will enhance their ability to practice competently within the professional practice framework.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Thursdays, Mar 29 - Jun 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $399 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    Register

  • Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [33 Hours]

    This course addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for the safe and accurate preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products. For non-sterile preparation, students will focus on equipment and tools and compounding practices for various internal and external preparations and specialty dosage forms. For sterile product preparation, topics include aseptic technique, parenteral dosage forms, appropriate use of equipment, TPN, chemotherapy medications and quality control. Pharmaceutical calculations receive particular emphasis.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Saturdays, Apr 14 - Jun 23, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $499 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    Register

  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [39 Hours]

    This course examines various drug distribution systems in pharmacy practice, with a focus on safe and effective drug supply and distribution in both institutional and community practice settings. Topics include inventory management and various business practices. Accurate product release within the parameters of the pharmacy technician role receives special emphasis.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Wednesday, Jun 8 - Aug 29, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $399 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    *Based on minimum enrollment requirements; maximum of 25 students

    Register

  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [33 Hours]

    This course provides a practical, applied approach to pharmacology. Through a variety of assignments, quizzes, case studies and group work, students will enhance their ability to practice competently and contribute to a safe patient care setting. Participants will gain basic knowledge related to the pharmacological uses of drugs within a variety of commonly encountered medical conditions.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Tuesdays, Jun 19 - Aug 28, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $499 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    *Based on minimum enrollment requirements; maximum of 40 students

    Register

PEBC Evaluating Exam & NAPRA Bridging Program

  1. Completion of the Bridging Education Program is not required by PEBC in order to register for the PEBC Qualifying Examination. However, some PRAs may require students to complete the Bridging Education Program first. Even if not required by the PRA in their jurisdiction, it is strongly recommended that candidates complete the Bridging Education Program before attempting the PEBC Qualifying Examination, since the Bridging Education Program specifically addresses the expanded scope of practice for regulated pharmacy technicians.
  2. Graduates of full-time CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician programs (2008 and on) pursuing the pathway for recent CCAPP-accredited program graduates are normally exempt from the requirement to complete the Bridging Program. However, those pursuing the transitional pathway for individuals with current practice experience will still be required to complete the Bridging Program. Individuals should consult the PRA in their jurisdiction to find out whether they are required to complete the Bridging Program. Even if their PRA does not require them to complete the Bridging Program, some CCAPP-accredited program graduates may choose to take one or more courses in the Bridging Education Program to upgrade their skills before they sit the PEBC Qualifying Examination. These individuals will not be prevented from taking Bridging Program courses.
  3. Other registration/licensure requirements apply but vary slightly from one jurisdiction to another. Candidates should consult their PRA's website or contact their PRA directly for more information.

For more information, visit College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Depending on the length of time they have worked in the role of Pharmacy Technician, and the practice settings in which they have worked, candidates may be able to demonstrate the necessary competencies addressed in one or more Bridging Education courses.  To learn more about the PLAR process, visit theNAPRA Prior Learning Assessment.

The Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) exam is available for the following three courses only:

  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems
  • Pharmacology
  • Product Preparation

The fee to challenge an exam is $250.

Register

Examinations will be scheduled on an individual basis. Contact Debra Chartier at dchartier@robertsoncollege.com for more information.



Learn more about the NAPRA Bridging Program

Example: 204-555-1234

 

Robertson College | National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™

Upgrade Your Skills Now to Qualify for Pharmacy Technician Status in the Future.

Take this course at one of the following campuses
  • winnipeg

Register now for the Spring 2018 classes.

The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program™ has been developed by the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to assist individuals already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills to align with changes in the scope of practice of pharmacy technicians, without returning to school to complete a full-time training program.  The ultimate goal is a national strategy that will enable regulated pharmacy technicians to relocate and work anywhere in Canada without the need to re-qualify.

The program addresses competencies required of regulated pharmacy technicians in both hospital and community practice.  The Program of Studies includes the following four courses:

  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
  • Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging 
  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging
  • Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging 

Students intending to pursue registration/licensure are responsible for ensuring they meet the applicable requirements in their jurisdiction.

*The National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program is a trademark of NAPRA and used under license.


Courses

  • Professional Practice for Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program [39 Hours]

    Students focus on four key areas of practice: ethics and professionalism, legal requirements, scope of practice, and communication skills. Through a variety of learning tools, students will enhance their ability to practice competently within the professional practice framework.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Thursdays, Mar 29 - Jun 21, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $399 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    Register

  • Product Preparation for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [33 Hours]

    This course addresses the theoretical knowledge and practical skills essential for the safe and accurate preparation of sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical products. For non-sterile preparation, students will focus on equipment and tools and compounding practices for various internal and external preparations and specialty dosage forms. For sterile product preparation, topics include aseptic technique, parenteral dosage forms, appropriate use of equipment, TPN, chemotherapy medications and quality control. Pharmaceutical calculations receive particular emphasis.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Saturdays, Apr 14 - Jun 23, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $499 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    Register

  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [39 Hours]

    This course examines various drug distribution systems in pharmacy practice, with a focus on safe and effective drug supply and distribution in both institutional and community practice settings. Topics include inventory management and various business practices. Accurate product release within the parameters of the pharmacy technician role receives special emphasis.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Wednesday, Jun 8 - Aug 29, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $399 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    *Based on minimum enrollment requirements; maximum of 25 students

    Register

  • Pharmacology for Pharmacy Technician Bridging [33 Hours]

    This course provides a practical, applied approach to pharmacology. Through a variety of assignments, quizzes, case studies and group work, students will enhance their ability to practice competently and contribute to a safe patient care setting. Participants will gain basic knowledge related to the pharmacological uses of drugs within a variety of commonly encountered medical conditions.
    [ Download Course Outline ]

    Dates: Tuesdays, Jun 19 - Aug 28, 2018
    Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Location: Robertson College Campus, 265 Notre Dame Ave.
    Fees: $499 [includes all textbook and supply fees]

    *Based on minimum enrollment requirements; maximum of 40 students

    Register

PEBC Evaluating Exam & NAPRA Bridging Program

  1. Completion of the Bridging Education Program is not required by PEBC in order to register for the PEBC Qualifying Examination. However, some PRAs may require students to complete the Bridging Education Program first. Even if not required by the PRA in their jurisdiction, it is strongly recommended that candidates complete the Bridging Education Program before attempting the PEBC Qualifying Examination, since the Bridging Education Program specifically addresses the expanded scope of practice for regulated pharmacy technicians.
  2. Graduates of full-time CCAPP-accredited Pharmacy Technician programs (2008 and on) pursuing the pathway for recent CCAPP-accredited program graduates are normally exempt from the requirement to complete the Bridging Program. However, those pursuing the transitional pathway for individuals with current practice experience will still be required to complete the Bridging Program. Individuals should consult the PRA in their jurisdiction to find out whether they are required to complete the Bridging Program. Even if their PRA does not require them to complete the Bridging Program, some CCAPP-accredited program graduates may choose to take one or more courses in the Bridging Education Program to upgrade their skills before they sit the PEBC Qualifying Examination. These individuals will not be prevented from taking Bridging Program courses.
  3. Other registration/licensure requirements apply but vary slightly from one jurisdiction to another. Candidates should consult their PRA's website or contact their PRA directly for more information.

For more information, visit College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities

Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)

Depending on the length of time they have worked in the role of Pharmacy Technician, and the practice settings in which they have worked, candidates may be able to demonstrate the necessary competencies addressed in one or more Bridging Education courses.  To learn more about the PLAR process, visit theNAPRA Prior Learning Assessment.

The Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) exam is available for the following three courses only:

  • Management of Drug Distribution Systems
  • Pharmacology
  • Product Preparation

The fee to challenge an exam is $250.

Register

Examinations will be scheduled on an individual basis. Contact Debra Chartier at dchartier@robertsoncollege.com for more information.



Learn more about the NAPRA Bridging Program

Example: 204-555-1234