Bow Valley College

Practical Nurse

Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Health Care
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:The Practical Nurse diploma program prepares learners to become compassionate, professional, and effective health care providers in a complex medical system. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nurse diploma program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), graduates will be eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Practical Nurses provide high quality nursing care in the areas of medicine, pediatrics, maternity, community, mental health, and seniors care.

The P.N. Diploma program can be completed in less than two years. However, there is the option of taking the program over a longer period of time, provided that all nursing courses are taken within a four-year time frame.
URL:Practical Nurse at Bow Valley College
Length:64 Week(s)
Cost per year:*

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2, credit in Mathematics 20-1, and a minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 12 and Anatomy and Physiology (ANAT1101) at Bow Valley College or equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Bow Valley College requires that Practical Nurse learners have a current Police Information Check (PIC). Applicants must also have up-to-date immunizations. As clinical experiences require learners to travel to various locations in Calgary and surrounding communities, accessibility to transportation is advisable. Due to the popularity of this program, it is recommended to apply at least twelve months prior to the program start date.

    * 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 21, 2017