Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Practical Nursing in Canada

  • Course Name: Diploma in Practical Nursing()
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Institutions Offering Diploma in Practical Nursing

  •  Okanagan College, Kelowna  
    Course entry requirements
    B.C. secondary school graduation, or equivalent (ABE, GED), or mature student status

    (i) English Requirement:

    Either:
    -A minimum grade of 70% in one of: English 12 or equivalent, English First Peoples 12, or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education English course.
    Or

    -A grade between 50% and 69% inclusive in one of: English 12, English First Peoples 12, or an equivalent Provincial Level Adult Basic Education English course, and a minimum score of Level 5 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) test.

    (ii) English Language Requirement:

    Three years of full-time, face-to-face secondary or post-secondary education at an accredited institution where English is the medium of instruction and is also one of the country's official languages. English as a Second Language/Additional Language courses are not included in this three-year calculation. Those not meeting this requirement must achieve scores identified in one of the two tests below:

    (iii) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with minimum scores of:
    -Speaking: 7.0
    -Listening: 7.5
    -Reading: 6.5
    -Writing: 7.0
    -Overall Band Score: 7.0

    (iv) Canadian English Language Benchmarks Assessment for Nurses (CELBAN) with minimum scores of:
    -Speaking: 8.0
    -Listening: 10.0
    -Reading: 8.0
    -Writing: 7.0
    In addition to meeting English language requirements for the Practical Nursing program, graduates must be able to demonstrate a level of proficiency required to be performance ready as a condition for registration and practice in British Columbia. See BCCNM's website for details.

    (v) Mathematics Requirement:

    A minimum of 67% in any of:

    -Pre-Calculus Grade 11
    -Foundations of Mathematics Grade 11
    -Principles of Mathematics 11
    -Adult Basic Education MATH 011
    Or a minimum grade of 70% in one of:

    -Adult Basic Education IALG 011
    -Both Math 084 and MATH 085

    (vi) Biology Requirement:

    Both:

    -A minimum grade of 67% in a Grade 12 Biology course which includes human anatomy and physiology or Anatomy and Physiology 12 or an equivalent Provincial level Adult Basic Education Biology course.
    A minimum grade of 70% in Pre-Practical Nursing Anatomy and Physiology (PNUR 113) course. Please note that Biology 12 is a prerequisite for PNUR 113.

    Course duration: Full time
  •  Northern College, Toronto  
    (i) Domestic student entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    -Grade 12 English (C, U) (Minimum 65%)
    -Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C, U) (Minimum 65%)
    -Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (C, U) (Minimum 65%)
    -Grade 11 Math (C, M, U) (Minimum 65%) Or equivalent Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program).
    -Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program

    (ii) International Student Requirements
    English Proficiency Requirements we will require one of the following:
    -IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System – minimum overall score of 6.5 must be achieved, with no individual band score under 6.0.
    -TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Computer based overall minimum score of 79
    -PTE (Pearson Test of English) Academic 58+
    -Plus Grade 12 (OSSD) equivalent Core Course with 65% in each equivalents for Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology.

    Course duration: 4 Semesters

    Mode of study: Full Time
  •  Centennial College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
    -English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
    -Mathematics Grade 11 M or U, or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)
    -Biology Grade 11 or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required). This requirement must have been achieved within seven years of the program start date.
    -One additional science (Physics, Chemistry or Exercise Science) Grade 11 or 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required). This requirement must have been achieved within seven years of the program start date.
    -Minimum grade scores: 75% in each required subject (65% in U or A level courses) and overall average of 80% in the four required subjects.

    Course duration: 2 years
  •  Conestoga College, Kitchener  
    Course entry requirements

    (i) Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older with mature student status (See Mature Student definition for details.)

    (ii) Grade 12 compulsory English, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Communications (COMM1250), or equivalent

    (iii) Grade 12 Mathematics, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Mathematics (MATH1395)

    (iv) Grade 11 or 12 Biology, C or U, or equivalent, OR Conestoga College Preparatory Biology (SCIE1010) with a minimum mark of 75%

    (v) Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Chemistry, C or U, or equivalent, or Grade 11 or 12 Science (SNC3M or SNC4M), OR Conestoga College Preparatory Chemistry (SCIE1030)

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  •  Confederation College, Thunder Bay  
    Course entry requirements

    (i) Program Requirements (for domestic students)
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (or equivalent) with courses from the College (C), University (U), University/College (U/C), or Open (O) preparation levels with Grade 12 English (C/U) Level.
    -or successful completion of the Mature Student Assessment.
    -or successful completion of the General Education Development Test (GED).
    -or appropriate credits from the Academic and Career Entrance program (ACE).

    Other Courses Required
    -Grade 11 Mathematics (College or University Preparation) or ACE Core Math (UM602) and
    -Grade 11 or 12 Biology (College or University Preparation) and
    -Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry (College or University Preparation)

    Course duration: 2 years
  •  NorQuest College, Edmonton  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    -60% in English Language Arts 30-1
    -70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    -60% in ESLG 1860
    -70% in ESLG 1898

    (ii) Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    -60% in Mathematics 20-1
    -70% in Mathematics 20-2
    -50% in Mathematics 30-1
    -60% in Mathematics 30-2
    -60% in MATH 1524

    (iii) Biology – this requirement can be met with the following, or an equivalent course:
    60% in Biology 30

    Course duration: 5 terms
  •  Seneca College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or a mature applicant
    -A minimum grade of 70% is required in each of the following:
    -English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
    -Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 U or M, or equivalent course
    -Biology: Grade 11 C or U, or equivalent course
    -Physics or Chemistry: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course
    -All applicants must meet the Practical Nursing English Proficiency requirement.

    Course duration: 2 years

    Program starts in September and January
  •  Vancouver Career College, Vancouver  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 graduation, or equivalent (General Educational Development, Adult Basic Education), or mature student status (19 years old at the start of class)
    -Math 11 Foundations with a minimum grade of 60% or equivalent
    -English 12 with a minimum grade of 65% or English First Peoples 12 with a minimum grade of 65% or equivalent
    -Anatomy and Physiology 12 with a minimum of grade 60% or equivalent
    -Human Anatomy and Physiology for Practical Nurses with a minimum of 65% or equivalent

    Course duration: 75 weeks
  •  Grande Prairie Regional College, Grande Prairie  
    Course entry requirements

    All applicants must present with the following academic requirements or equivalents:

    English, one of:
    -English 30-1, minimum grade 65%
    -English 30-2, minimum grade of 75%
    -Biology 30, minimum grade of 65%

    Mathematics, one of:
    -Mathematics 30-1, minimum grade 50%
    -Mathematics 30-2, minimum grade 60%
    -Mathematics 20-1, minimum grade 60%
    -Mathematics 20-2, minimum grade of 70%
    -English proficiency requirements – please see English language proficiency for details.
  •  Holland College, Charlottetown  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
    -Grade 12 academic English, minimum of 70%
    -Grade 11 and 12 academic biology, minimum of 70%
    -Grade 12 academic math, minimum of 65%
    -Grade 12 chemistry, minimum of 70%
    -Résumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

    Course duration: 2 years
  •  Lambton College, Sarnia  
    Course entry requirements
    O.S.S.D. or equivalent with a minimum grade of 65% in the following:
    -Grade 12 English C or U
    -Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
    -Grade 11 or 12 Biology C or U
    -Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry C or U

    -Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma.

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  •  Canadore College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U, Grade 11 or 12 Science (C or U), Grade 11 Math (C, U or M)

    -Note: Recent Canadore PSW graduates will be assessed for transfer credits in semester one.

    -If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency

    Course duration: 2 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  •  Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw  
    Course entry requirements
    -Grade 12 with a minimum overall average of 65% in the following five subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Foundations of Math 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 or Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30*; one of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30; and one of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30

    Course duration: 76 weeks
  •  Sault College, Toronto  
    Course entry requirements
    -Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
    -Grade 12 ENG4C
    -Grade 11 Foundations for College Math (C) MBF3C
    -Grade 11 Biology (C) SBI3C
    -Grade 12 Chemistry (C) SCH4C or Grade 11 Chemistry (U) SCH3U Or mature student status.
    -Mature students must still meet all program prerequisites in the sciences.

    Course duration: 2 years
  •  Bow Valley College, Calgary  
    Course entry requirements
    -60% or higher in English 30-1 or 70% in English 30-2 or the equivalent
    -Credit in Math 20-1 or a minimum final mark of 60% in Math 20-2 or the equivalent
    -Minimum final mark of 60% in Biology 30 or 60% in Anatomy and Physiology (ANAT1101) at Bow Valley College or equivalent

    Course duration: 5 terms




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