Practical Nursing | Assiniboine Community College
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Practical Nursing

Duration/Start: 2 Years/ September and January

Credential: Diploma

Register for a free upcoming information session to learn more about this program and career opportunities.

Make a difference in the lives of others with a rewarding career in health care. Your background in math and science and your ability to problem solve and think critically, prepare you for a career in this high-demand industry.

Be a part of the interdisciplinary team that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities. Demonstrated flexibility is also essential to this profession. You will use critical thinking and best practices throughout this two-year program.

Practice your hands-on practical skills taught in modern lab settings and also applied in acute and extended-care health facilities, personal care homes, community agencies and private homes during your clinical placement.

You can make a difference in the health care profession as a licensed practical nurse. You will be a valued member of the interdisciplinary team as you use your full scope of practice to experience opportunities in various health care settings.

Be a life-long learner as you grow in your chosen profession. Continue to learn within your competency as a licensed practical nurse. With a background in practical nursing, opportunities exist to develop special areas of practice, certification and credentials. Ask about options and potential credit transfers with our many partner institutions.

Please see the Admissions page for information on availability.

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

Why choose Practical Nursing?

  • Hands-on learning and skill testing in Assiniboine’s state-of-the-art HOLO suite
  • Six practicums in an array of health care settings to prepare you to be confident and career ready
  • Learn about a diverse area of health care including: acute care, long term care, mental health and community health
  • Strong clinical component in a wide variety of health care settings.
  • Program emphasizes employability skills desired by health care employers.

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