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Advanced Education in Orthopaedics
As a contemporary academic institution, NorQuest College delivers workforce-relevant education and exceptional student supports that ensure our learners have opportunities to prosper and help build the community in which they live and work. NorQuest recently expanded its campus and opened the Singhmar Centre for Learning, featuring a new child care facility, innovative lab and simulation spaces, an Indigenous student centre, bookstore, and cafeteria.
As the Edmonton region’s only community college, NorQuest serves over 17,500 students annually throughout the province in full-time, part-time, online learning, and regional programming. We help learners with diverse educational backgrounds further their studies through foundational programs in academic upgrading, English language training, and employment preparation. Our post-secondary diploma, post-diploma, and certificate programs offer career paths in health, business, and community studies. We also offer a broad range of continuing education and professional development courses and programs to enable lifelong learning and new career growth opportunities.
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Program Type Post-Diploma
Credential Type Certificate
Length 1 Year or Less
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
- Active registration with a college for licensed practical nurses
- Applicants will require a minimum of 3600 hours (approximately two years) current acute care experience as an LPN
- Informal interview with the program instructor
Note: The admission requirements listed above may be satisfied by submitting a letter from your employer stating that the requirements have been met and are up to date. Conditional or provisional admission may be granted to applicants who are missing admission requirements after satisfying other conditions. See Admissions Process for more details.
Practicum Requirements: The following is not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the clinical practice.
- Successful completion of all prerequisite courses
- WHMIS (XBUS 1017) certificate current within 3 years
- Basic Life Support for Health-Care Providers (XHLT 1200) certificate within 1 year
- It's Your Move (XHLT 1070) certificate current within 1 year or alternative injury prevention course
- Human Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure (XHLT 1023) certificate current within 3 years
- Up-to-date immunizations
- Clear Police Information Check; must include vulnerable sector check*
- HSP Net information sheet
- Alberta Health Services (AHS) Information & Privacy online learning module
*Note: Internet (online) Police Information Checks are not accepted by the college. Please contact your local law enforcement agency directly to obtain an official Police Information Check. The existence of a criminal record may prevent clinical placement, program completion, and professional licensure and therefore may affect employment prospects. Prospective students who have a criminal record should discuss the matter with the Program Chair prior to applying for admission.
Self-paced study, tutorial help from an instructor, five-day full-time workshop. Preceptored full-time 300-hour clinical practice (possibly completed in your own community.)
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Updated August 30, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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