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Practical Nurse Practical Nurse - Distance Education (Hybrid)
As a contemporary academic institution, NorQuest College delivers workforce-relevant education and exceptional student supports that ensure our learners have opportunities to prosper and help build the community in which they live and work. NorQuest recently expanded its campus and opened the Singhmar Centre for Learning, featuring a new child care facility, innovative lab and simulation spaces, an Indigenous student centre, bookstore, and cafeteria.
As the Edmonton region’s only community college, NorQuest serves over 17,500 students annually throughout the province in full-time, part-time, online learning, and regional programming. We help learners with diverse educational backgrounds further their studies through foundational programs in academic upgrading, English language training, and employment preparation. Our post-secondary diploma, post-diploma, and certificate programs offer career paths in health, business, and community studies. We also offer a broad range of continuing education and professional development courses and programs to enable lifelong learning and new career growth opportunities.
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Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Available
- Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
- 60% in Mathematics 20-1
- 70% in Mathematics 20-2
- 50% in Mathematics 30-1
- 60% in Mathematics 30-2
- 60% in MATH 1524
- Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
- 60% in Biology 30
It is strongly recommended that students take the following courses prior to entering the program:
These courses can be taken through Open Studies at NorQuest College. There is a heavy course load in the first term of the Practical Nurse program; completing these courses allows for better success once you are enrolled.
Note: For all deliveries, the Practical Nurse program has a five-year shelf-life regulation on all nursing courses, whether the courses were taken at NorQuest College or transferred from another institution. Visit Transfer Credit for more information.
Academic admission requirements are different from English language proficiency (ELP) requirements. NorQuest College English for Academic Purposes courses may be used to meet both requirements.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS
You must provide proof of ELP prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.
Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:
- IELTS Academic: no score below 7.5 in listening, 7 in speaking, 6.5 in reading, 7 in writing
- TOEFL iBT: 94
- CELBAN: no score below 10 in listening, 8 in speaking, 8 in reading, 7 in writing
- minimum of 50% in ESLG 1860 and ESLG 1861
Full-time and Part-time face to face and Online Education
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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated October 09, 2023. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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