Programs & Courses

Practical Nursing

Licensed practical nurses are a vital part of today’s health care team—in acute hospital care, long-term care, and in the community. You provide compassionate, professional nursing care to individuals throughout the human lifespan; infants to seniors.

In just two years, we’ll help you develop into a competent, confident nurse capable of making a positive difference in the health and well-being of individuals, their families, and our communities.

Onsite labs and community-based clinical experiences let you apply nursing knowledge, theory, and skills in a variety of environments. Our experienced faculty help you grow into a competent, confident nurse capable of bringing a holistic, humanistic approach to patient care.

You’ll study:

Extensive Hands on Learning
Apply what you learn in class and gain real world experience in actual health care settings.
Clinical Experience – each semester contains a clinical experience that gives you the opportunity to put theory into practice. Clinical is completed in a variety of practice settings: long term care, rehabilitation, acute care, community and more.
Enrichment Experience – in this final experience of the program,  students will be preceptored with a practicing LPN who is licenced with SALPAN. This time will assist in your transition from student nurse to practicing nurse.

Program Prerequisites:

Note: Accepted applicants will be required to provide evidence of a Criminal Record Check upon admission in to the program.  At the discretion of the practicum agency, you may be declined access to a clinical or work placement based on the contents of the Criminal Record Check. The cost of the Criminal Record Check is your responsibility. Accepted applicants must have SPCR 100 – Transfers, Lifts and Re-positioning as well as proof of current First Aid/CPR Health Care Provider/AED. Accepted applicants are also required to provide current immunization records and meet the immunization requirements prior to entry into clinical practicum.


High Demand Admission Method

The Practical Nursing program is deemed as a High Demand program.  High Demand programs consistently have more applicants than spaces. High Demand program have admission requirements plus additional selection criteria.


Additional Selection Criteria Information

High School Student Graduates

Current High School Students

Adult Basic Education Students

Upgrader Applicants applying for 2022-2024 Intake

For specific course information, please visit the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.

Fall 2022 Program Intake Information

Date: Fall 2022

Location: Weyburn

Tuition: $5790 Year 1 (based on 2020 tuition rates, subject to change without notice)
$5980 Year 2 (based on 2020 tuition rates, subject to change without notice)

Materials: $3810 (Materials are an estimate, subject to change without notice)

**Important Dates**
Applications for the 2022 – 2024 intake are now closed.

Please note – All supporting documents including transcripts must be ORIGINAL documents.
Acceptance Letters sent out – Apr 30, 2022
Conditionally Accepted Letters sent out – Apr 30, 2022
Wait List Letters sent out – Apr 30, 2022

For more detailed information, please call our toll free registration line at 1-866-999-7372 or email

**Dates and application information is subject to change without notice**

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