Bow Valley College

Practical Nurse Diploma: Health Care Aide Pathway

Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Health Care
Field of Study:Health Aide
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Description:The Practical Nurse Diploma: Health Care Aide pathway is designed for learners who have completed a provincially recognized Health Care Aide Certificate plus 1,900 hours of work experience as a health care aide, and would like to pursue a Practical Nurse Diploma.

Upon successful completion of all program components and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), graduates will be eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
URL:Practical Nurse Diploma: Health Care Aide Pathway at Bow Valley College
Careers:Registered Nursing Assistants (RNAs)Nurses Aides and OrderliesCentral Supply Aides

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 

Successful completion of a Provincial Health Care Aide Certificate and completion of 1,900 hours of work experience as a Health Care Aide are also required

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience
Practical Nurse learners have a current Police Information Check (PIC) and up-to-date immunizations. Students will be required to travel to various locations in order to complete their clinical and practicum placements.

* 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