LPN Programs in Nova Scotia

LPN Programs in Nova ScotiaIn order for graduates of LPN programs in Nova Scotia to become immediately eligible to sit for the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE), the institution they attend must be accredited by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia.

At this time, Nova Scotia Community College offers the only such program in the province. Classes start each January and September, and are available at seven different campuses.

Licensed Practical Nursing Programs – Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Community College

Campuses: Cumberland, Burridge, Kingstec, Marconi, Pictou, Truro, Waterfront

Admission Requirements for LPN program:

  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
  • Have completed Grade 12 English, Math and two additional Science courses
  • Have proof of immunizations and basic first aid training
  • Pass a criminal record check

Course curriculum:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Growth and Development
  • Introduction to Nursing Profession
  • Family and Community Nursing
  • Oncology Nursing and Palliative Care
  • Nursing Clinicals
  • Mental Health Clinicals
  • Internship

To see the latest course description for the current semester, click here


Practical Nursing Employment in Nova Scotia

The CLPNNS provides a regularly-updated list of career opportunities for Licensed Practical Nurses in Nova Scotia. The links provided below will take you to some of the province’s primary employers of LPNs, and provide a good starting point for any job search.

Cumberland Health Authority – all of Nova Scotia

Nightengale Nursing Services – Dartmouth

Career Beacon – all of Nova Scotia

Capital Health – all of Nova Scotia

IWK Health Centre – Halifax

Nova Scotia District Health Authorities – all of Nova Scotia