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Practical Nurse Refresher

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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JanOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
MayOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
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Program length

Up to 5 years

Credential

Diploma

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • graduate of a Practical Nurse program in Canada, or graduate of an RN/Bachelor of Nursing program outside of Canada
  • documentation from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta or other provincial/national professional association verifying you were licensed with a professional body

Contact the Office of the Registrar, Admissions at admissions@norquest.ca if verification is not available; your academic background may be deemed acceptable.

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Admission Requirements

  • graduate of a Practical Nurse program in Canada, or graduate of an RN/Bachelor of Nursing program outside of Canada
  • documentation from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta or other provincial/national professional association verifying you were licensed with a professional body

Contact the Office of the Registrar, Admissions at admissions@norquest.ca if verification is not available; your academic background may be deemed acceptable.

Requirements deadline: You must show that you meet all admission requirements by the fifteenth day of the month prior to the term for which you applied (e.g. by August 15 for a Fall start date).

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

  • IELTS Academic: no score below 7.5 in listening, 7 in speaking, 6.5 in reading, 7 in writing
  • TOEFL iBT: 94
  • CELBAN: no score below 10 in listening, 8 in speaking, 8 in reading, 7 in writing
  • minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861

Provisional acceptance to the program may be granted for students who have the following test scores:

If you receive provisional acceptance, you will be required to complete the five ESL Practical Nurse Refresher program language courses. Successful completion of these courses will allow you to continue in the program.

Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the first clinical practice. There may be additional costs associated with completing these requirements.

Submit required certificates and forms listed above (unless otherwise indicated):

Progression

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required to be considered in good academic standing and to graduate with a diploma in practical nursing.

Graduation Requirements

To qualify for graduation, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0, and pass all courses.

Honours Criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses