Practical Nurse
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Practical Nurse

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
JanEdmontonHybrid
EdmontonIn person
Drayton ValleyHybrid
WetaskiwinHybrid
WhitecourtHybrid
MonOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
OnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
Open
Limited
Waitlist
Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length

2 years

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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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent
  • 60% in Biology 30 or equivalent
  • 60% in Mathematics 20-1 or 70% in Mathematics 20-2 or 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or 60% in Mathematics 30-2 or equivalent (Grade of 60% in MATH 1524)
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Overview

To meet Alberta's growing needs in health care, the demand for licensed practical nurses is increasing. NorQuest's Practical Nurse program, one of the largest in Canada, will prepare you to become a professional practical nurse educated to give 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
  • function effectively in stressful situations
  • perform all skills independently

Students are required to travel to various locations in order to complete their clinical practice. Within the time frame of the program, every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical practice placements. 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

Drayton Valley, Edmonton, Online, Wetaskiwin, Whitecourt