LPN Programs in Alberta

LPN Programs in AlbertaFor those interested in entering the practical nursing profession, there are 10 LPN programs in Alberta currently accredited by the Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC).

These programs are additionally recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) as having satisfied all national and provincial standards in their curriculum, faculty and facilities.

 

Licensed Practical Nursing Programs – Alberta

Keyano College

Campus: Fort McMurray

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum scores in high school Biology, English and Math classes
  • Proof of fluency in English if it is not their first language
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Proof of up-to-date immunizations

Course curriculum:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Individual Health and Wellness
  • Nursing Communications
  • Psychological Principles of Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment
  • Acute Care Practice
  • Nursing Foundations

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Northern Lakes College

Campuses: Grand Prairie, Grouard, Athabasca, Slave Lake, Peace River, Ft. Vermillion

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Provide official high school or post-secondary transcripts
  • Minimum scores in high school Biology, English and Math classes
  • Pass an English skills vocabulary and essay test
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Proof of physical examination and immunizations
  • Hold a standard First Aid and CPR for Health Care Providers certificate

Course curriculum:

  • Interpersonal Communications for Helping Professions
  • Introduction to English Language and Literature
  • Health Assessment: Physical Assessment of Adults
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Nursing Foundations
  • Clinical Nursing Practice

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Portage College

Campus: Lac La Biche

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum scores in high school Biology, English and Math
  • Complete the Physical, Mental Abilities and Health Status Questionnaire administered by the school
  • Proof of current immunizations
  • Completion of criminal record waiver form

Course curriculum:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introductory English Composition
  • Basic Health Education
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Foundations
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Norquest College

Campuses: Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Camrose

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • High school diploma (applicants over 19 are exempt from this requirement)
  • Passing scores in high school Biology, Chemistry or Physics classes
  • Proof of language fluency (French or English)
  • Legal identification (e.g. birth or marriage certificates)
  • Completion of application forms and processing fee

Course curriculum:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Composition
  • Health Assessment
  • Communication in Nursing
  • Basic Pharmocotherapeutics
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Foundations

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology

Campus: Three Hills

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Be a high school graduate
  • Transcripts showing a minimum final average of 60% in six Grade 12 subjects
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Proof of legal status in Canada
  • Submission of Personal Christian Life and Testimony Forms
  • Criminal record check

See this page for additional requirements for admission to Prairie

Course curriculum:

  • Subject to change – see school website at Prairie.edu

Red Deer College

Campus: Red Deer

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Scores of 60% or better in high school Biology, English and Math classes
  • Be able to demonstrate English language proficiency
  • Criminal background check
  • Proof of recent immunizations

Course curriculum:

  • Oral Communication
  • Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology
  • Nursing Foundations
  • Pathophysiology
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Nursing Science

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Bow Valley College

Campuses: Calgary, Drumheller, Stettler, Hanna, Airdrie, Canmore, Pincher Creeek, Blairmore, Claresholm, Old Sun, Red Crow

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Passing scores in high school English, Math, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Police Information Check (PIC) must be passed before admission
  • Must have up-to-date immunizations

Course curriculum:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Personal Health and Wellness
  • English Composition
  • Nursing Foundations
  • Applied Pharmacology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Nursing Trends and Issues
  • Clinical Practicum

For the complete semester-by-semester program structure, click here

Columbia College

Campus: Calgary

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Satisfactory scores on the Columbia College Assessment
  • Pass a Police Information Check (PIC)
  • Up-to-date immunizations
  • Clear the Alberta Human Services Career Investigation Report

Course curriculum:

  • Nursing Theory
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health and Wellness
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Fundamentals of English Composition
  • Pathophysiology
  • Basic Psychology
  • Pharmacology
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing

For the complete list of required courses, click here

Lethbridge College

Campuses: Lethbridge

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Alberta high school or equivalent
  • Minimum required scores in high school English, Math and Biology
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Medical report from a physician detailing results of a recent physical

Requirements for Lethbridge are subject to change. Click here to see current prerequisites

Course curriculum:

  • Wellness and Health
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Communications
  • Health and the Practical Nurse
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Practical Nursing Clinicals
  • Intermediate Nursing Skills
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment
  • Fundamentals of Nursing

For the complete list of required courses, click here

Medicine Hat College

Campuses: Brooks

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Passing scores in high school English, Math and Biology
  • Proof of immunizations and results from a recent medical exam
  • Hold a current CPR certification
  • Pass a Police Information Check (PIC)

Course curriculum:

  • Health Education
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Growth and Development
  • Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Skills
  • Pathophysiology
  • Nursing Theory
  • Maternity Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing

To review all of the required courses, click here

Practical Nursing Employment in Alberta

The CLPNA provides regularly-updated job listings for those seeking employment as an LPN in Alberta. While the specific employers who are hiring may change periodically, two of the larger employers of practical nursing professionals in the province are listed below.

Alberta Health Services – all of Alberta

Covenant Health – all of Alberta

To review all of the current job openings for LPNs on the CLPNA resource page, we invite you to follow this link and check back often for updates.

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