PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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SepEdmontonIn person
EdmontonIn person
WetaskiwinIn person
JanEdmontonIn person
MonOnlineOnline w/ in-person labs
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

5 terms

Credential

Diploma

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TUITION & FEES

September


Canadian
Total: $15,255.50

International
Total: $43,205.50

 

January


Canadian
Total: $15,428.50

International
Total: $43,378.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Mathematics 20-1 or 70% in Mathematics 20-2
    • 50% in Mathematics 30-1 or 60% in Mathematics 30-2
    • 60% in MATH 1524
  • Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in Biology 30
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Further Opportunities

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

Transferability

Students who complete the Practical Nurse program are eligible for transfer credit and may qualify for admission into the following post-secondary programs:

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

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

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 to attain active licensure with the CLPNA. 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.