Practical Nursing

24 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$106
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$21,823
Domestic tuition: CA$21,823

Program overview

The Licenced Practical Nurse (LPN) program provides you with the theory and skills required to practice safe, competent and ethical nursing care that contributes to the comfort and well-being of others. Becoming an LPN is a great way to start your nursing career in a short amount of time, providing you with a stable future with great earning potential as the demand for health care professionals continues to grow in Canada.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General admission requirements apply. English 12 minimum grade of "C+" or equivalent or Technical Professional Communications 12 with a grade of "B+". Pre-calculus 11, or Foundations of Math 11; minimum grade of "C", or equivalent. Biology 12 with a grade of "C". HHPN 001 - (Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses) with a minimum grade of "C+". Recommendations for Admission Recent course in writing skills. Volunteer experience in health care setting. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Practical Nursing Diploma program can seek employment in a diverse range of employment settings, including: hospitals, nursing homes, extended care facilities, rehabilitation centres, doctors' offices, clinics, companies, private homes, educational institutions, and community health centres.

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada