Practical Nurse DiplomaPortage College
About this Program
Level: Diploma in Practical Nurse
Length: 4 semestersCheck My Eligibility
Cold Lake Campus
Lac La Biche Campus
St. Paul Campus
This two-year diploma program is delivered in two formats; onsite and blended delivery for the fall 2020-21 semester. All theory courses will be online at all three sites (Lac la Biche, St Paul and Cold Lake). Labs will take place both virtually and on site. For returning second year students, we are looking at having students on site for approximately 12 days during the 12 week semester to take part in labs. First year students will take their theory classes online and will be on site 1 to 2 days for labs. We are currently wait-listing first years for Cold Lake, which means some students may decide to delay their education. Those students should free feel to apply or take a course in our University Transfer Program towards our Practical Nursing Diploma. Classes Start August 31, 2020. Our program emphasizes collaboration, health promotion and family-centered nursing. You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to work in a wide variety of health care settings, both rural and urban. Our enthusiastic, experienced instructors incorporate individual learning needs and imaginative, innovative classroom and lab experiences. As a graduate you'll be eligible to write the national licensing examination administered through the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
Study and Work in Canada
Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.