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Licensed Practical Nurse
Established in 1968, Portage College serves over 1,000 full-time students each year. The corporate centre is located in Lac La Biche, with regional service centres in Cold Lake and St. Paul, and community campuses in Frog Lake, Saddle Lake, and Boyle.
Portage offers more than 50 certificate and diploma programs in areas such as academic upgrading and job readiness, business, forestry and natural resources, general studies, health and wellness, human services, Native cultural arts, trades and technical, and university studies. In addition, many courses transfer to other colleges and universities.
Portage College provides small class sizes to allow more time with instructors. The Learning Assistance Centre offers educational support to help students achieve academic success. The Lac La Biche campus includes a student residence, full service cafeteria, family housing, and a student activity centre. The College is a strong competitor in ice hockey, and offers recreational facilities for students, as well.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Boyle, Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Goodfish Lake, Saddle Lake, St. Paul
Box 417, 9531 - 94 Avenue
Lac La Biche, Alberta, T0A2C0, Canada
Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Program Description: This unique nursing education program delivered from a rural perspective prepares students to meet the competencies required to enter the exciting, dynamic profession of Practical Nursing. Our program is centered on the McGill Model of nursing, which emphasizes collaboration, health promotion and family-centered nursing. The program equips students with the skills and knowledge required to work in a wide variety of health care settings, both rural and urban. Graduates are eligible to write the national licensing examination administered through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. Our enthusiastic, experienced instructors incorporate individual learning needs and imaginative, innovative classroom and lab experiences. Entrance Requirements: Grade 12 with a minimum of 60 per cent in English 30 (30-1) or 70 per cent in English 33 (30-2), minimum 50 per cent in Math 20 Pure or Math 20-1 or 60 per cent in Math 20 Applied or in Math 20-2, minimum of 60 per cent in Biology 30. Criminal Record Waiver form, current Immunizations and Practicum Disclosure Waiver form, completed Physical, Mental Abilities Questionnaire and Health Status Questionnaire. Completion of Year 1 nursing courses are required to enter the Year 2 PN program. For software requirements, please refer to the following link. http://moodle.portagecollege.ca/file.php/1/MinimumRequirements-Moodle/Technical_requirements.htm
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2023/08/01 to 2024/07/31*.
Tuition $5,114.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,300.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $533.00 Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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.
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Updated October 22, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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