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Program Type Standard
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
All applicants must meet the following requirements, or equivalents:
- English, one of:
- English 30-1, minimum grade 60%
- English 30-2, minimum grade of 70%
- Biology 30, minimum grade of 60%
- 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
Applicants must be aware of three important deadlines (in subsequent order):
- February 1st – Applications Open
• September 1st – Application Deadline*
• September 15th – Document Deadline
*Applications received after September 1stmay not be considered for admission.
Preference will be given to applicants who are best qualified as determined by an admission scoring system based on high school and post-secondary course grades. Should two or more applicants have the same score, the students will be ranked according to the earliest application date. Conditional letters of admission will be mailed to successful applicants. Qualified applicants not selected for admission will be placed on a waitlist according to score.
As per Northwestern Polytechnic policy, outlined in the admissions section of the calendar, “the institution, at its discretion, may refuse admission to any applicant”.
Practicum agencies require Police Information Checks (PICs) of students working in their organizations. Information regarding PICs will be provided to students after they have been admitted.
Admission of Indigenous Students
Two seats in the first year of the Practical Nurse program will be reserved for qualified applicants of Indigenous ancestry. The top two applications, based on the outcome of the approved scoring system chart, will be selected for offer of admission and will be assigned these reserved seats. If the designated applicants do not fill these reserved seats by November 1 of each year, the seats will be offered to the general applicant pool.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2022/08/01 to 2023/07/31*.
Tuition $5,621.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees $1,547.00 Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,000.00 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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Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated July 31, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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