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Practical Nurse Professional Diploma

Columbia College

Columbia College

802, 803, 805 Manning Road NE
Calgary, Alberta, T2E7N8, Canada

  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years 1708 Hours (85 Weeks)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

1. Applicants under the age of 18 must have a High School Diploma. 2. A student may enter as a mature student with no evidence of educational attainment. 3. A student may meet entry requirements in any of the following ways: - English 30-1 with minimum final mark of 60% or 70% in English 30-2 or equivalent. - Math 20-1 with minimum final mark of 50% or 60% in Math 20-2 or equivalent. - Biology 30 with minimum final mark of 60% or equivalent. - Medical Terminology course with minimum final grade of 80% - offered as a tuition-free course to students provisionally accepted into Columbia's Practical Nurse Program. OR - Apply as a mature student and have successful results on Columbia College's tuition-free College Prep courses - Math, English, Biology, Medical Terminology, Computers (see Bridging Programs - College Prep). OR - Apply for admission to Columbia College's Pre-PN - Preparation for the Practical Nurse Program. See Pre-PN Program information. This program is Alberta Human Services grant eligible. 4. All students, regardless of path of entry, must achieve satisfactory results on the Columbia College Assessment that evaluates the current status of reading comprehension, writing and math. 5. An admissions interview to determine suitability for the profession and opportunity for success in the program. English Language Proficiency Requirements The following are the Language Proficiency Requirements for admission to Columbia College's professional programs for students whose first language is not English and/or who have been educated in another country where English was not the language of instruction. Please note that some programs have identified other means or additional ways by which language proficiency may be demonstrated. All students applying to Columbia College must take the Columbia College Assessments. The College may request that you provide the documentation below in addition to taking a Columbia College assessment. International students must provide the necessary documents before being considered for admission. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - 83 IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - 5.5 with minimum band score of 5.5 EAP (English for Academic Purposes) - Grade B CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) - 8

Distance Delivery Options

Combined (onsite and online)

Student Aid

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*.

  • Total Tuition $43,828.00
  • Total Books/Supplies/Other Fees $1,370.00

* Tuition and 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.

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 July 11, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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