Bow Valley College

Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:Health Care
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Description:You will begin with a semester of workshops, self study and exams to show your nursing knowledge gained from past nursing programs and experience. Your goal is to pass at least seven out of 15 subjects challenged. Once that goal is reached, you will join the main program to take the rest of the subjects required. The length of time (eight to 16 months) and the cost of your program will depend on how well you do in that first semester.

As an internationally educated nurse in the Practical Nurse program you are required to write the Test of Workplace Essential Skills (TOWES) assessment soon after you join the main Practical Nurse program. International students are advised to consider the Practical Nurse program.
URL:Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses at Bow Valley College
Length:2 Year(s)

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 

Applicants must demonstrate proof of Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and proof of graduation from a recognized Registered Nurse program. They must also have a minimum final mark of 60% in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2, a minimum mark of 60% in Math 20-2 or a Math 20-1 credit, and a minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANAT1101) at Bow Valley College or equivalent.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Practical Nurse learners have a current Police Information Check (PIC) and up-to-date immunizations.

    * 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