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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
EdmontonIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
JanEdmontonIn person
MonOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

5 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September


Canadian
Total: $13,471.50

International
Total: $41,335.50

 

January


Canadian
Total: $13,345.50

International
Total: $41,209.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Mathematics 20-1 or 70% in Mathematics 20-2
    • 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or 60% in Mathematics 30-2
    • 60% in MATH 1524
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Biology 30
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Overview

One of the largest in Canada, NorQuest’s Practical Nurse program will prepare you to play a vital, frontline role in providing high-quality care to clients in a variety of health-care settings.

Student Success

Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:

  • are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
  • have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their clinical practice
  • have access to a computer and Internet, and basic computer skills
  • are able to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour

Applicants are requested to assess their ability to fulfill the demands of the occupation of practical nurse. As a practical nurse, you must be able to:

  • work shifts and weekends
  • be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • use your knees, back, and arms to move clients who have minimal body strength
  • provide care to support people of various diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, gender identities, sexual preferences, and socio-economic status
  • function effectively in stressful situations
  • perform all skills independently

Students are required to travel to various locations in order to complete their clinical practice. Access to a vehicle may be required.

Refer to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta website for more information about becoming a licensed practical nurse.

Practicum/Work Experience

This program includes four practicums totalling 680 hours of clinical practice.

Location

Edmonton, Online, Wetaskiwin