PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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Credential

Diploma

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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • graduate of a Practical Nurse program in Canada, or graduate of an RN/Bachelor of Nursing program outside of Canada

Note: Academic admission requirements are different from English language proficiency (ELP) requirements. NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses may be used to meet both requirements. See below for details.

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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.

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

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of General Studies

University of Regina

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

Visit Transfer Alberta to look up courses that are accepted by other post-secondary institutions.

Further Education Opportunities

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

Additional Certification

Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination to obtain a licence to practice nursing in Alberta.

To practice as a licensed practical nurse, you must obtain licensure from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Visit the CLPNA website for further details on the registration for new graduates.

Career Potential

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared for jobs in acute care hospitals, continuing care centres, community care settings, client homes, clinics, and doctors' offices.

For more information on related careers see:

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