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Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses and Refresher Stream

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Faculty:School of Health and Wellness
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training

The Practical Nurse Diploma - Internationally Educated Nurses and Refresher Stream emphasizes hands-on learning and prepares graduates to be work ready while providing high-quality nursing care. This program offers learners recognition of prior learning and professional practice while updating your knowledge and skills to meet the current College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) practice standards and licensure requirements.

This advanced standing program is delivered in-class, blended, and online during the daytime and/or evenings at our downtown Calgary campus. Knowledge and experience are gained through learning theory, lab setting, and a variety of care facilities throughout the program. Applicants must have prior international Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or proof of prior Canadian Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) licensure.

URL:Practical Nurse Diploma for Internationally Educated Nurses and Refresher Stream at Bow Valley College
Length:12 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,460

The cost of completing exam preparation workshops and challenge exams is roughly CAD $1,050.00 (subject to change). The cost of completing the remainder of the program depends heavily on the challenge exam results, which determine how many courses will need to be completed.
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Careers:Nurses Aides and Orderlies

Admission Requirements

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Practical Nurse learners must 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 April 06, 2021

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