Practical Nursing | Assiniboine Community College
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Practical Nursing

Duration/Start: 2 Years/ September and January

Credential: Diploma

Combine your caring personality with valuable skills gained through our Practical Nursing diploma to make a difference as an LPN in our health care system.

The community of Russell will be hosting our January 2019 rural rotating program delivery. Applications are being accepted from August 20 - September 7, 2018. Use the Program Application Checklist to ensure your application is complete. Applicants will be notified of their status by mail within 4 weeks after the application closing date. Completion of the Math for Nurses entrance course is required for all applicants. It is offered with an August 1 start date by distance education and a face-to-face offering in Russell will also be arranged in August prior to the submission deadline. Please check back for more details. Please refer to additional info for further details on this rural delivery. 

Applications for Brandon are accepted continuously. All applicants must meet the Admission Requirements. Use the Program Application Checklist to ensure your application is complete.

Applications for Dauphin are accepted continuously. The next intake is September 2019. All applicants must meet the Admission Requirements. Use the Program Application Checklist to ensure your application is complete. 

Applications for Portage la Prairie for a September 2018 start are now closed. Please refer to additional info for further details.

Applications for Winnipeg are now closed. Applicants who submitted applications during the recent window will be notified of their status by mail in the coming weeks.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years/ September and January

Credential Diploma

Credits 106.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus

$

$54,121 IS THE AVERAGE WAGE OF RECENT GRADS.

Why choose Practical Nursing?

The Practical Nursing program provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the health care profession. Nursing is a challenging and rewarding career for caring and compassionate individuals. Becoming a nurse takes critical thinking, problem solving, effective interpersonal skills, flexibility and a strong background in mathematics and science. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family and physical and emotional health problems. Clinical nursing skills are taught in a laboratory setting and applied in acute and extended care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes.

The program is designed to prepare graduates with the competencies to practice within an interdisciplinary team and to deliver nursing care within the context of a wellness model. Graduates will be eligible to write examinations for licensure as practical nurses. Upon successful completion of licensure examinations, graduates are eligible for membership with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).

The caring model is the basis for delivery of this program. The development of critical thinking, problem solving and nursing skills are integral parts of the program. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family, and the physical and emotional health problems that affect both adults and children. Courses in assessment skills, psychogeriatrics, gerontology and community nursing are designed to meet the changing needs of the population.

Clinical nursing skills are taught in the laboratory setting and applied in acute and long-term care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes. The sites for these experiences are in Brandon, Winnipeg and selected rural facilities. The program is offered in September and January in both Brandon and Winnipeg.

ACC provides rotating sites in rural areas of Manitoba. Practical Nursing programs are currently being offered in Dauphin (started January 2016), Portage la Prairie (started September 2016), and Melita (started January 2017).  Another program is scheduled to begin in Dauphin (September 2017 start).  For more information click here.

Rural rotating practical nursing sites for 2016-17

Portage la Prairie, Melita and Dauphin have been selected as the three locations to host the next rural rotating practical nursing sites.

 

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