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Practical Nurse

Keyano College

Keyano College

Keyano College serves over 2,200 full-time and part-time students in Fort McMurray and the surrounding area. Students enjoy cultural opportunities in Fort McMurray as well as outdoor activities in the boreal forest. Keyano students may study at several campuses. The main Clearwater campus in Fort McMurray offers certificate and diploma programs, university transfer courses, collaborative degrees and online courses. The heavy industrial training centre at the Suncor Energy Industrial campus is the base for industrial programs for the oil industry.

Certificate and diploma programs are offered in areas such as business administration, early learning and child care, environmental technology, health services and office administration. University transfer programs are available in arts and sciences. Collaborative degrees offered through transfer agreements with a degree-granting institution may be taken in elementary education, nursing, and business administration. Keyano's well-equipped facilities include a Sport and Wellness Centre, a student activities centre, a 600-seat theatre and an arts centre that features music and dance studios, practice rooms, a rehearsal hall, piano labs, and a 200-seat recital theatre.

Keyano serves students through its Clearwater Main Campus and Suncor Energy Industrial Centre in Fort McMurray, the Fort Chipewyan Campus, and the learning centres in Fort McKay and Gregoire Lake.


Office of the Registrar
8115 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, Alberta, T9H2H7, 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

Academic Requirements
High School Diploma, or equivalent, with:

  • Minimum of 65% in English 30-1 or 75% in English 30-2
  • Minimum of 65% in Biology 30
  • Minimum of 50% in Math 20-1 or 60% in Math 20-2

Mature Students
Mature students (students who are 21 years of age or older):

  • A high school diploma is recommended.
  • Must have the English, Math, and Biology entrance requirements.
  • Must meet non-academic requirements.

For programs with an enrollment limit, such as the Practical Nursing Diploma, the College reserves the right to employ academic rating scales for admission purposes. Applicants will be sent an offer if their overall GPA as assessed with the required admissions courses is at or above the annual competitive GPA. Offers would be sent once a student had submitted all required documents and an GPA could be assessed. For applicants who meet requirements but do not meet the competitive GPA their application will be placed in a competitive waitlist and offers may be sent based on GPA and seat availability. Keyano College reserves the right to assess the competitive entry average for every intake as well as the competitive waitlist.

English Language Proficiency & Spoken Language Proficiency Requirements 
In addition to the appropriate coursework to meet the admission requirements for their chosen program students must also meet English Language Proficiency requirements and Spoken Language Proficiency requirements. For more information please visit

Application Deadline

Applications will open October 1 of the preceding year until the First day of Class of programs intake. Offers of admission for eligible applicants may continue based on available seats until the end of the first week of classes. Students will be required to register in the program on or before the end of the first week of classes.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $7,191.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,071.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,035.00 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.

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 October 06, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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