Algonquin College

Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students with the knowledge and skills to work as a practical nurse in the health=care system and to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination in Ontario.

Students learn the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation tools required to provide caring and therapeutic nursing care to individuals of all age groups and social settings. The curriculum covers classroom theory, laboratory techniques, practical experience and independent study. Most importantly, students gain hands-on experience in a variety of health-care facilities and participate in clinical placements that may require evening, overnight and weekend shift work.
URL:Practical Nursing at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,218

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. The cost of text books is approximately $2,000 in the first term and $1,000 in the succeeding terms. Some textbooks are optional and students can utilize those in the Resource Centre.

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry 

English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent). Mathematics, Grade 12 (MAP4C or equivalent) with a grade of 65% or higher. Biology, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher. Chemistry, Grade 11 or 12 with a grade of 65% or higher.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 25, 2016