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Practical Nursing Program: English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you are not applying to the Practical Nursing program, please visit assiniboine.net/elp to review English language proficiency requirements.

Practical Nursing program English language proficiency requirements

English is the language of instruction and communication at Assiniboine. The Practical Nursing program has specific English language proficiency (ELP) requirements.

Applicants must demonstrate ability in English that will meet the demands of classroom instruction, discussions and written assignments.

If English is not the applicant's first/primary language, they must provide supporting documentation to show that they meet one of the conditions below. Applicants will not be admitted until this requirement has been met. NOTE: No countries are considered ELP exempt.

All applicants must meet or exceed the level of English language skills as outlined below.

Test options

International Language Testing System (IELTS) academic version with an overall score of 7.0 and that meet the minimum sub-scores of:

  • Listening: 7.5
  • Reading: 6.5
  • Writing: 7.0
  • Speaking: 7.0

www.ielts.ca

Waiver options

Applicants must provide supporting documentation to show they meet one of the conditions below:

  • Three years of full-time education in English at a secondary (high school) or post-secondary (university or college) level in English-speaking Canada; or
  • Graduation from an English-speaking Manitoba high school with at least one Senior 4 Core English with a minimum of 70%; or
  • Graduation from an English-speaking Canadian high school with at least one Grade 12 English with a minimum of 70%; or
  • Graduation from an English-speaking Canadian curriculum high school outside of Canada with at least one Grade 12 English with a minimum grade of 70%;

Assiniboine Community College reserves the right to request additional documentation, which may include the submission of a standardized test of English and/or an official comprehensive report from a recognized Canadian international credential evaluation service.

Note: The test-exempt country list referenced on other pages does not apply for the Practical Nursing program. No countries are considered test exempt for Practical Nursing admission.

Waivers may not be permitted if transcripts indicate modified programs. See Policy A17 - Application to College Programs for more information.