Bow Valley College

Practical Nurse

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Health Care
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:This intensive five-term program takes place over a continuous 20-month period.

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.
URL:Practical Nurse at Bow Valley College
Length:64 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,891

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Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology 

Minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2, credit in Mathematics 20-1/20-2, and a minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 12 and Anatomy and Physiology (ANAT1101) at Bow Valley College or equivalent.

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 August 07, 2018