New intakes are in September of each year.
Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent including: 60 percent minimum in English Language Arts (ELA) 30-1 or 70 percent in ELA 30-2, 60 percent Pure Math 20 or 70 percent in Applied Math 20, 60 percent minimum in Biology 30, or equivalents.
Applicants completing the new Alberta high school math curriculum will require a minimum grade of 60 percent in Math 20-2 or a higher level math.
A current CPR Health Care Provider Level Certificate is required prior to clinical.
Applicants are advised they will be required to provide a Criminal Record Check before entering the clinical component of the program. The existence of a criminal record may affect the clinical placement, program completion, professional licensure and employment prospects.
The consequences of a prior criminal conviction will be examined and discussed on an individual basis.
Applicants must provide a specific schedule of health requirements (form provided by the Practical Nursing program). Students are responsible for ensuring that health requirements are kept current throughout the program. Failure to do so may affect work-site based experience.
Applicants must possess the ability to perform the physical and mental/emotional duties of the Practical Nursing Program. Applicants may be required to provide a physician’s medical report at the request of the program and/or have an assessment at the work-site to determine suitability for the program.
Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.