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Practical Nurse

School of Health, Education and Human Services
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Program Description

The Practical Nurse program provides students with the education to enter a highly respected and challenging health care career. If you have a desire to work in dynamic environments providing high quality nursing care in hospitals, long term care facilities, community and other health-care services, then consider a career as a practical nurse. Practical nurses perform assessments and provide prescribed treatments, assist clients with activities of daily living and create safe comfortable environments to optimize health outcomes. Practical nurses collaborate with other members of the health care team to help clients meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs.

The next Practical Nurse Program offering will be for fall 2018 term.  Please note that the Office of the Registrar will begin accepting applications for the fall 2018  intake on January 15th, 2018.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 academic graduation that includes:

  • A minimum of 60% in English 12 and Biology 12 (or equivalent courses)
  • Competitive average entry
  • ANAT 1101 periodically offered online through Bow Valley College may be used in place of Biology 12 admission requirement. (Please note that if students achieve a grade of 64% or higher the course may qualify for program transfer credit.)
  • A pass in Math 11 (Foundations or Pre-calculus).

Other Requirements

  • CPR Health Care Provider (delivered as part of program)
  • Current immunization
  • Acceptable current criminal records check including vulnerable sectors

Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations. For details, please see


Graduates of this program may be accepted into Athabasca University’s Post LPN Bachelor of Nursing program, and may be granted transfer credit by other post-secondary institutions.


Graduates of the programs are employed in long term care, hospital and community/home care. Graduates have acquired the competencies required to provide high-quality care in all these settings.


Four terms plus two preceptorships.

General Outcomes

Successful graduates receive a Bow Valley College/Yukon College diploma and will be prepared to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) and to apply for licensure.


Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Tuition and Fees.

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