PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

5 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September


Canadian
Total: $13,566.50

International
Total: $41,430.50

 

January


Canadian
Total: $13,440.50

International
Total: $41,304.50

 
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ACADEMIC 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 60% in MATH 1524 or equivalent
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Further Opportunities

Explore all the possibilities your future holds with a NorQuest education.

Transferability

Diploma program graduates are eligible for transfer credit and may qualify for admission into the following post-secondary programs:

NorQuest College

Athabasca University

  • Bachelor of Nursing: Post LPN

MacEwan University

  • Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration
  • Post-basic Operating Room Program for LPNs

NAIT

  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

Thompson Rivers University (Kamloops, BC)

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of General Studies

Diploma program graduates are eligible for block transfer credit into the following post-secondary program:

University of Lethbridge

  • Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences
    • Graduates who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 are eligible for third-year admission

University of Regina (Regina, SK)

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide for the most recent information on transfer agreements.

Further Education Opportunities

Students who complete the Practical Nurse program and are actively registered with a college for practical nurses may qualify for the following programs at NorQuest College:

Practical Nurse graduates can also further enhance their education through our health continuing education courses.

Additional Certification

To practice 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. In 2016, 91 per cent of NorQuest graduates passed the CPNRE on their first attempt. Visit the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta website for further details on the registration for new graduates.

Career Potential

Practical nurses find jobs in acute care hospitals, continuing care centres, community care settings, client homes, clinics, or doctors' offices.

For more information on related careers see:

To research your career, you may complete a Career Investigation Report.