Northern Lakes College

Practical Nurse

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Program Information

School:Northern Lakes College
Field of Study:Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Description:If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in health care, then becoming a Practical Nurse could be the ideal profession for you! Working with other health team members, you will provide nursing care to individuals in acute care hospitals, continuing care centres, community health settings, and primary care settings. Our very successful and highly-recommended program follows all practical requirements as defined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. Practical nursing is a self-regulating profession with a unique body of knowledge, standards of practice, code of ethics, clearly defined competencies, and a societal contract to provide safe, quality, holistic patient care. Our enthusiastic and experienced instructors are invested in the success of every single student, and invite you to enrol in this rewarding program today!
URL:Practical Nurse at Northern Lakes College
Length:68 Week(s)
Careers:Nursing Co-ordinators and SupervisorsHead Nurses and SupervisorsNurses (RNs)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
Applicants must have credits in the following courses or their equivalent: Biology 30 (60%) or credit in ANPY1000 (60%) or ANPY0190 (60%) or BIOL0190 (60%); English 30-1 (60%) or English 30-2 (70%) or ENGL0190 (60% or an assessed English equivalency;  Math 20-1 (50%) or Math 20-2 (60%) or MATH0190 (60%).
Additional Admission Requirements:
    In order to be successful in the program, students must have good physical and emotional health. A current CPR certificate for Health Care Provider (Level C) is required prior to starting clinical courses. Immunizations must be up-to-date prior to any clinical practicum experience. A Police Information Check, including a Vulnerable Sector Check, completed within the last 3 months will be required during the first term of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect practicum placement, program completion and employment prospects. Completion of a waiver form is necessary if there is evidence of a criminal record or incomplete immunizations. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinator. Please note that graduates of this program are eligible to become licensed through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and will be required to pay additional licensing and national examination fees of approximately $1000.

    * 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 August 17, 2022