Bow Valley College

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Practical Nurse Diploma - 5 Term Program

Bow Valley College

Faculty:School of Health and Wellness
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Length:20 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $13,513

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Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


This intensive five-term program takes place over a continuous 20-month period. The structured program delivery and time table are intended to support successful learning. Enrolment in this program indicates your commitment to education as a priority over any personal or work obligations.

There are several exciting areas where you can provide care as a Practical Nurse. Some areas include child care, maternity nursing, community health, mental wellness, seniors care, and medicine. You can start this program in the winter, spring or fall terms. A duration of five terms or a longer nine term option is offered to provide you time to focus on nursing content and allows for consolidation of learning. Knowledge and experience is gained through the classroom, online courses, lab setting, and a variety of care facilities throughout the program.


Additional Admission Requirements:
    Bow Valley College requires that Practical Nurse learners have a current Police Information Check (PIC). Applicants must also have up-to-date immunizations. As clinical experiences require learners to travel to various locations in Calgary and surrounding communities, accessibility to transportation is advisable. Due to the popularity of this program, it is recommended to apply at least twelve months prior to the program start date.

    * 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 November 14, 2022