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:
- anatomy and physiology
- administration of medications
- health and healing
- health challenges
- health assessment and praxis
- personal and professional relationships
- nursing transitions
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.
- 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 (Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted: Math A30, Math B30, Math C30, Calculus 30, or General Math 30)
- One of Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30
- One of Social Studies 30, History 30 or Native Studies 30
- English language requirement
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 Repositioning 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 2018 Program Information
Date: Fall 2018
Tuition: $4360 Year 1 (based on 2017 tuition rates; subject to change without notice)
$4820 Year 2 (based on 2017 tuition rates; subject to change without notice)
Materials: $3350 (based on 2016 materials rates; subject to change without notice)
Application closing date: May 1, 2018
Applications will be accepted starting February 1st, 2018. Please see information on the High Demand Admissions as indicated above. Applications submitted prior to June 30, 2018 may qualify for a Southeast College Entrance Award.
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