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Practical Nurse

Grande Prairie Regional College

Grande Prairie Regional College

www.gprc.ab.ca
The Practical Nurse program prepares students to be registered as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Graduates of this program are eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). Various career opportunities for graduates exist within the Canadian healthcare system. The program is approved by the Education Standards Advisory Committee with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). All the courses in the Practical Nurse program are completed at Grande Prairie Regional College and healthcare agencies within or near Grande Prairie. Clinical placements may involve evening hours, night hours, and weekends .. Students may be required lo attend at least one clinical placement outside of Grande Prairie. Students are responsible for obtaining transportation to the clinical placements and for the costs of necessary travel and accommodations. Required clinical placements may be a distance of 150 kilometres or more from Grande Prairie. Special qualities are required for the nursing profession. A potential student must be a caring individual who considers the dignity, individuality and worth of the patient, client, and family. The Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR) provides information on the requisite skills and abilities needed to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada. All interested applicants should review this document https://www.clpna.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/doc CCPNR CLPNA Requisite Skills Abililies.pdf Knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and judgments will be developed through a variety of structured and student-directed instructional delivery methods.
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Office of the Registrar
10726 - 106 Avenue
Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V4C4, Canada

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

All applicants must meet the following requirements, or equivalents:

  • English, one of:
    • English 30-1, minimum grade 65%
    • English 30-2, minimum grade of 75%
  • Biology 30, minimum grade of 65%
  • Mathematics, one of:
    • Mathematics 30-1, minimum grade 50%
    • Mathematics 30-2, minimum grade 60%
    • Mathematics 20-1, minimum grade 60%
    • Mathematics 20-2, minimum grade of 70%
  • English proficiency, see English Language Proficiency for details

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 April 30, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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