What to expect from the program
Nurses are currently in high demand in Canada. With competitive starting salaries, plenty of job opportunities, and the ability to work in a variety of settings, nursing is a fulfilling and sought-after career path.
The Practical Nurse for Internationally Educated Nurses program will prepare you to provide high-quality patient care while helping you strengthen your communication skills and English language proficiency. Students can expect:
- Collaborative classes
- Labs and simulations
- Innovative learning strategies
Through a combination of classroom, hands-on, and practicum experience, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills you need to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam and excel in your future nursing career.
Students are more likely to be successful in this program if they:
- are physically and emotionally able to manage workplace demands
- have access to a vehicle to travel to complete their clinical practice
- have access to a computer and Internet, and basic computer skills
- are able to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour
Refer to the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta website for more information about becoming a licensed practical nurse.
Graduate with experience
During workplace practicums, you’ll gain hands-on training, solve real-world problems, work with an interdisciplinary healthcare team, and achieve valuable experience and employer connections. Work-integrated learning bridges the knowledge you learned in the classroom and labs with on-the-job training.
You’ll graduate with 465 hours of work experience through three practicums.
You will work full-time during the practicum and provide your own transportation to the facility.
- The instructor-led clinical placement (NPRT 1001) will occur in the Edmonton area for a four-week rotation. Your schedule may include days or evenings on weekdays.
- Your preceptored clinical placement (NPRT 2006 and NPRT 2007 ) may be arranged in or close to your community. Your schedule may include day, evening, or night shifts any day of the week, including weekends and holidays.