Practical Nurse - Overview
To meet Alberta's growing needs in health care, the demand for Licensed Practical Nurses is increasing. NorQuest's program, one of the largest in Canada, will prepare you to play a vital, front-line role in treating patients in a variety of health-care settings.
Practical nurses find jobs in acute care hospitals, continuing care centres, community care settings, client homes, clinics, or doctors' offices.
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To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.
To practise as a licensed practical nurse, you must obtain licensure from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). You must pass a national exam, the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE) to attain active licensure with the CLPNA. Visit the website of the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta for further details on the registration for new graduates.
Program Length2 years
Delivery OptionsFull-time (FT), Part-time (PT), Distance
The program is available:
- full-time during the day in Edmonton and Wetaskiwin
- part-time evenings
- by distance delivery
The following are the program start dates for the 2014/15 Academic Year:
|Program Delivery||Terms starting|
|Edmonton - full-time||
|Wetaskiwin - full-time||Fall 2014|
|Edmonton - part-time evenings/wknds||Fall 2014|
|Distance||Continuous intake (starts the first calendar day of each month)|
|PN for Health Care Aide Distance||Continuous intake (starts the first calendar day of each month)|