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Practical Nurse

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Program Year

2017-2018

Program Length

68 weeks

Program 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, its own 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 one of their students, and invite YOU to enrol in this rewarding program today!

Fees (select to view):
https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Fees/PracticalNurse2016-2018.pdf

Program Delivery

This program is delivered using a blended delivery combining face-to-face and distance learning.
This delivery method allows students to pursue their educational goals in selected communities; however, students in the program are likely to have to relocate for short periods of time to another community in order to complete the clinical requirements of the program.

To learn more about Collaborate and to experience using it, check out this guide:
https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Collaborate-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using it, check out this guide:
https://www.northernlakescollege.ca/Documents/Moodle-Guide-for-Students-at-NLC.pdf

Locations

Sep 06, 2016 - May 25, 2018 - Grande Prairie, High Level, Peace River, Slave Lake; Sep 05, 2017 - May 31, 2019 - Grande Prairie, High Level, Lloydminster, Peace River, Slave Lake

Academic Requirements

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%).

Other 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.

Transferability

Please speak to a Program Advisor and refer to the Alberta Transfer Guide.

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