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Practical Nurse Diploma General

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College

www.bowvalleycollege.ca

Located in downtown Calgary, Bow Valley College is Calgary and region’s only comprehensive community college and serves more than 15,000 full-time and part-time learners. Programs and courses — in class, online, part-time, full-time, and blended — are offered at campuses in downtown Calgary and at seven regional centres throughout southern Alberta. The College’s South Campus houses the Calgary campuses for the University of Lethbridge, Athabasca University, and Olds College.

The College offers one-year certificates and two-year diplomas for programs in the Chiu School of Business, the School of Health and Wellness, the School of Community Studies, and the School of Creative Technologies. The College also has four post-diploma certificate programs in Digital Marketing, Health and Human Services Management, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Software Development. In 2019, Bow Valley College will launch its first post-baccalaureate certificate in Data Management and Analytics, which provides the opportunity for university graduates to expand their skill sets. The School of Global Access offers English language learning, and academic upgrading is offered through the School of Foundational Learning.

Bow Valley College offers a wide range of continuing education courses and workplace training services through the School of Continuing Learning. Career planning and assessment services are also made available to thousands of Albertans every year.

Funding is available through an extensive financial aid and awards program. College advisors help learners with planning and funding applications. Year-round entry for many programs allows learners to begin studies at their convenience.

Bow Valley College welcomes learners from all parts of the world and from all walks of life, ensuring rich learning and life experiences.

Campuses and Regional Learning Sites

Calgary, Airdrie, Banff & Canmore, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore

 

Contact

Registrar's Office
345-6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4V1, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent
  • Credit in Math 20-1 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20-2 or equivalent
  • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30

 OR

  • Successful completion (65%, or “C” grade) in each of the seven designated Pre-Health Pathway courses offered by the School of Foundational Learning and in each of the three designated courses offered by the School of Health and Wellness 

†Applicants may complete Anatomy and Physiology (ANAT1101) at Bow Valley College before the program starts either in-class through Continuing Education or online through eCampus pending availability. Applicants may be eligible for transfer credit in Semester One if they achieve a grade of C (65%) or higher and submit a Request for Transfer Credit Form to the Registrar's Office at least one month before the first day of classes. Please note that Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing Programs might not accept ANAT1101 in place of 30-level science courses.

If an applicant is a graduate from a Health Care Aide program (provincial curriculum) or equivalent, admission requirements are:

  • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent
  • Credit in Math 20-1 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20-2 or equivalent

If an applicant is an internationally educated nurse, admission requirements are:

  • Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent
  • Credit in Math 20-1 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20-2 or equivalent
  • Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30
  • Credit in medical terminology at Bow Valley College or equivalent

*Applicants will be granted advanced standing if they have a recognized Health Care Aide certificate, international nursing degree.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: In addition to academic requirements, applicants whose first language is NOT English must demonstrate ONE of the following:

  • IELTS with a minimum band score of listening 7.5, reading 6.5, writing 7.0, and speaking 7.0
  • TOEFL score of 92
  • BVC Academic English 2 with a grade of ‘B’
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks score of 8 in each strand
  • Successful completion of an Alberta Education English Language Arts course that is consistent with the specified academic admission requirements for the Career Program
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of three years of full-time secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction
  • Transcripts demonstrating successful completion of one year of full-time post-secondary education at a school where English was the language of instruction

Distance Delivery Options

Blended; Real-time Online


Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $14,125.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,770.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,485.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 28, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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