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Practical Nurse


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


  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

Thompson Rivers University

  • Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of General Studies

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

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

  • Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

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

Additional certification

You must get licensure from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) to practice as a licensed practical nurse. You must pass the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam to attain active licensure with the CLPNA.

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