Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt étudie avec sa professeure dans le laboratoire
Bryn Jones-Vaillancourt étudie avec sa professeure dans le laboratoire

Get ready for an exciting career as a Practical Nurse!

This program provides solid training in providing health care in diverse settings and contexts. In accordance with the requirements of the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN), the program combines theoretical and practical instruction to prepare you to work in compliance with established practice and ethical, deontological and legal rules. Students will apply a client-centered, holistic approach.

Students must complete their program of study in 4-years or less. After obtaining their diploma and receiving at least 70% in all courses, students can write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam. After passing the exam, students can apply to NSCN for licensure.

Career opportunities

Graduates can work as LPNs in hospitals, nursing homes, home-care agencies, rehabilitation centres, medical clinics, and in community organizations throughout Nova Scotia.

Practical Nurse (LPN)

At a glance

Admission to this program is currently suspended.
Diploma Practical Nurse
Length 2 years
(September to June)
Arrival September
Campus Pointe-de-l'Église, Halifax, Tusket, Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, Petit-de-Grat
Laboratory sessoins are offered in Halifax only.
Bryn, student in the practical nurse program

is studying Licensed Practical Nursing

"The professors in this program are of the highest calibre. Thanks to their knowledge and experiences, the in-class instruction was always up-to-date and anchored in nursing science. The program gave me the confidence to succeed as a nurse!"

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