NorQuest College

Practical Nurse

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Program Information

School:NorQuest College
Faculty:Health Studies
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:To meet Alberta's growing needs in health care, the demand for licensed practical nurses is increasing. NorQuest's program, one of the largest in Canada, will prepare you to become a professional practical nurse educated to give high-quality care to clients in a variety of health-care settings.

Students are required to travel to various locations to complete their clinical practice. Within the time frame of the program, every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical practice placements. Access to a vehicle may be required.
URL:Practical Nurse at NorQuest College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $38,098
Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •   English 
  •   Mathematics 
  •   Biology 
High school diploma, with 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalencies, 60% in Biology 30 or equivalencies, and 50% in Pure Math 20 or 60% in Applied Math 20 or equivalencies.

A clear criminal record check is required (more than one criminal record check may be necessary during the length of your program, in accordance with work placement requirements).

Students must have an up-to-date immunization record, including hepatitis B, and must have the physical and mental abilities required for lab and clinical practice courses. A health status questionnaire completed and submitted

Mature students (age 19+) must meet all requirements except for the Grade 12 diploma.

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before attending the first clinical practicum: Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course (BLS) recognized by the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, and WHMIS Certificate.

You must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission if English is your second language. Please see website for list of acceptable evidence of ELP.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 26, 2019