Nova Scotia Community College

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Practical Nursing

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Health and Human Services
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:Do you feel comfortable with others? Are you interested in the science of the human body and the promotion of wellness? Do you think you would enjoy being part of a team dedicated to providing client-centred care? As a practical nurse, you will call upon all of these talents. Today’s health care environments are fluid and fast-paced, and your success as a practical nurse depends upon your willingness to work as a team player, to be flexible and to enjoy working in a variety of settings.

Upon completion of this program graduates must write a national exam to become a licensed practical nurse. This exam qualifies graduates to practice in the field or to pursue further studies in health care. Licensed practical nurses can assume a leadership role on the health care team. Graduates work in long-term care, acute care, and community care.
URL:Practical Nursing at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,694

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 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including: Grade 12 Academic English and Mathematics; and 2 additional Grade 12 Academic Sciences (Chemistry, Physics or Biology).

Additional Admission Requirements:
    A current, official Criminal Record check and Vulnerable Sector check are required to complete work placements in this program. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to complete program requirements. Inability to obtain a work placement will impact the student's ability to complete program requirements and proceed through to graduation. Information on this process will be provided at the beginning of your program. Health & Human Services programs have additional requirements including immunizations and completion of first aid/CPR. You must submit documentation that you have completed these requirements at the beginning of your program.

    * 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 August 13, 2018