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 C/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.

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


Fall 2020 Program Intake Information

Date: Fall 2020

Location: Weyburn

Tuition: $5205 Year 1 (based on 2018 tuition rates, subject to change without notice)
$5980 Year 2 (based on 2018 tuition rates, subject to change without notice)

Materials: $3975 (based on 2018 material rates, subject to change without notice)

We will begin accepting applications for this program on February 1, 2020.  Application deadline is March 31, 2020 with all supporting documents received by our Registrar by March 31, 2020.

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

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