• 2021-2022

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Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $2,115.50

International
Total: $4,867.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • active registration with a college for licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
  • applicants will require a minimum of 3600 hours (approximately two years) current acute care experience as an LPN
  • informal interview with the program instructor

Note: The admission requirements listed above may be satisfied by submitting a letter from your employer stating that the requirements have been met and are up to date.

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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.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • active registration in good standing with a college for licensed practical nurses (LPNs)
  • active employment in an acute care site for a minimum of 3600 hours, as confirmed by a letter from your current employer. Acute care sites include medicine, surgery, intensive care, cardiac care, pediatrics, emergency departments, operating rooms, or out-patient cast rooms. 

See Admissions Process for the steps to becoming a student.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

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

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • The following courses are required. Certificates will be awarded upon completion:
    • WHMIS: XBUS 1017 (current within three years)
    • BLS (CPR): XHLT 1200 (current within one year)
    • It's Your Move: XHLT 1070 (current within one year) or alternative injury prevention course
    • HBPE: XHLT 1023 (current within three years)
  • Clear Police Information Check. Vulnerable Sector Check is also required if over 18 years of age.
  • Up-to-date immunization record. 
  • Completion of the AHS Information & Privacy online learning module
  • Completion of the HSPNet consent form.

See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details and instructions for all these requirements.

Progression

Students must attain 80% in each course to progress through the program.

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass all courses to qualify for graduation. After successfully completing this program, graduates will be awarded a NorQuest Advanced Education in Orthopaedics for LPNs certificate and an orthopaedic pin.

Honours Criteria

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