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Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science Nursing Transition Program

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Transition Program is an accelerated pathway designed for a current Licensed Practical Nurse wishing to become a Registered Nurse. Completion of the program will prepare the LPN to meet the admission requirements to enter Year 3 of the 4 year BScN program after which the student will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required to practice as a Registered Nurse in Alberta.

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Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type University Transfer
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

Successful completion of an accredited Practical Nurse program in Alberta. Applicants will be offered admission on a competitive basis, based on GPA Ranking and CASPer score.
Acquired an active practice license in Alberta with 4,000 hours of practice within the last 4 years as confirmed by employer letter.

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 September 12, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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