University College of the North

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Practical Nursing

University College of the North

Field of Study:Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other


Provides students with the knowledge base to work as professional members of the health care team and to successfully assume leadership roles as licensed practical nurses.

The primary outcomes of the program are to graduate a practical nurse eligible for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM) and competent in providing quality holistic nursing care to clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Graduates are able to work in collaboration with clients, their families, and other members of the interdisciplinary health care team.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*60
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Biology 
a. High school diploma with
b. English 40S, and
c. Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S,or Essential Mathematics 40S, and
d. Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, or Physics 40S;
or equivalencies of above.
Minimum of 60% in each required course, with an overall average of 63%.
Application Notes : Child Abuse Registry, Adult Abuse Registry, criminal record clearance, immunization documents, and CPR certification.

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Additional Admission Requirements:
    All students must be physically and emotionally fit to meet the employment requirements. A physical examination prior to entry is highly recommended.

    * 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 August 17, 2016