Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Practical Nursing

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Faculty:School of Nursing: Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon Campuses
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Length:68 Week(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $11,000

Cost shown is for Year 1 of the in-class program. Year 1 of the online program costs $10,870.

Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies


Licensed practical Nurses are a vital part of today's health care team - in acute hospital care, long-term care and in the community. They provide compassionate, professional nursing care to individuals throughout the human lifespan, infants to seniors.

If this sounds interesting to you, explore Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Practical Nursing program. In just two years, we’ll help you develop into a competent, confident nurse capable of making a positive difference in the health and well-being of individuals, their families and our communities.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • 2 of  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Social Studies  or  Grade12 History  or  Grade12 Native Studies 
Applicants are required to have Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 65% in the following five subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30; one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30; and one of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30. Math A30, Math B30, Math C30, Calculus 30, or General Math 30 are also accepted.

Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Please indicate on your application form whether you are applying to the on-campus or online program.

    Applicants should have the Requisite Skills and Abilities to become a Licensed Practical Nurse in Canada. Accepted applicants will be required to provide: evidence of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search upon admission into the program - at the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search (the cost of the Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Search is your responsibility); proof of current Standard First Aid and CPR Health Care Provider 'C' AED or equivalent prior to entry into the clinical practicum (the cost of Standard First Aid and CPR is your responsibility); evidence of Transferring Lifting Repositioning (TLR®) certification upon admission into the program; current immunization records and meet Saskatchewan Polytechnic immunization requirements prior to entry into clinical experiences; evidence of current N95 respirator mask testing prior to entry into the clinical experiences (the cost of N95 respirator mask testing is your responsibility); and evidence of 2015 WHMIS Globally Harmonized System (GHS) certification upon admission into the program. Recertification will be required every three years to remain current. The cost of WHMIS certification is your responsibility.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 June 10, 2022