Practical Nurse Diploma
Two-Year Program offered in partnership with Bow Valley College, program graduates receive a Diploma of Ministry and a Practical Nurse Diploma.
After completion of all other program requirements, students are required to complete two preceptorships.
Practical Nursing: In Depth
This program has an excellent track record of preparing students well. In fact, 100% of graduates from the last five years passed the national examination. Graduates are prepared to provide high-quality nursing care in the areas of medical, surgical, pediatric, maternity, mental health, and geriatric care. Upon successful completion of the Practical Nurse Diploma program and the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE), graduates will be eligible for licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).
After completion of all other program requirements, students are required to complete two preceptorships. Students may apply for an International Preceptorship to fulfill one of these preceptorships. Watch a video on Practical Nursing International Practicum.
Graduates may transfer into one of Prairie's 4-year programs. Those who have completed the Diploma in Ministry can earn the Bachelor of Marketplace Ministries degree with an additional 33 credits (11 courses). All but one of these courses are available via Prairie Distance Education. Please contact us for more information. Graduates may also complete a Bachelor of Nursing Program through Athabasca University.
If you have already completed college or university courses you may apply for transfer credit. Any nursing courses that were completed more than 3 years ago will not qualify. For complete details please contact the Admissions Office.
Variations in costs are dependent on scholarships, the number of tuition credits taken and transfer credits.
The program fee, textbook fee, and graduation fee include exam courier costs, clinical travel, lab kits, blood pressure cuff, textbooks, uniform dress, and stethoscope. However, the fee does not include the PIC, Bow Valley College scrubs, shoes, watch, CPNRE fee, preceptorship travel/living costs or CPR course.
The cost of the International Preceptorship is not included in the tuition or program fees. Students will be assessed a one-time fee dependent on the cost of the specific preceptorship.
Non-Academic Admission Requirements
I knew I wanted to be in a Bible-centred environment as well as one where I could pursue my passion for nursing. We take it seriously—it’s not just a vocation. The majority of us feel that this is a call specifically to serve God and others.
It was amazing to attend a Christian college, not only to encourage me in my faith, but to get training that I can use to serve.
As a trained LPN you will be able to work in:
In the lab
I would gladly take on more students from this institution in the future.
It’s refreshing to work with students who are not afraid to push themselves.