Careers & Transfers


Upon successful completion of your diploma and passing the national Practical Nursing exam, career opportunities exist in a variety of health care settings ranging from acute care to long-term care and from large public health agencies.

Practical Nurses are part of an inter-professional collaborative team and play a primary role in managing the needs and complexity of the client.


Thompson Rivers University
Graduates of Practical Nursing are eligible to receive a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the TRU Bachelor of Health Science or a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the TRU Bachelor of General Studies.

University of Calgary
Graduates of a two-year diploma program will be awarded up to five (5) full junior course options.

University of Lethbridge
Graduates of the Practical Nursing diploma are eligible to be admitted into the University of Lethbridge’s Post-Diploma Bachelor of Health Sciences degree program for completion of their Bachelor of Health Sciences degree.

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