Practical Nurse (not accepting applications)

Nurses caring for a patient

Prepare for a dynamic and ever-changing workplace.

Yukon College's Practical Nurse program places cutting-edge health care technologies and healing environments right at your finger tips preparing you for a highly respected and challenging health care career.

Program Description

If you have a desire to work in dynamic environments providing high quality nursing care in hospitals, long term care facilities, community and other health-care services, then consider a career as a practical nurse.

  • Practical nurses perform assessments and provide prescribed treatments, assist clients with activities of daily living and create safe comfortable environments to optimize health outcomes.
  • Practical nurses collaborate with other members of the health care team to help clients meet their physical, emotional and psychological needs.

The next Practical Nurse Program offering will be for fall 2018 term. 

Please note that the Office of the Registrar will begin accepting applications for the fall 2018  intake on January 15th, 2018.


Duration

Four terms plus two preceptorships.


General Outcomes

Successful graduates receive a Bow Valley College/Yukon College diploma and will be prepared to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination (CPNRE) and to apply for licensure.

Admission Requirements

Grade 12 academic graduation that includes:

  • a minimum of 60% in English 12 and Biology 12
  • a pass in Math 11 (applied or pre-calculus)

OR a minimum of:

  • 60% in English 060 or English 090
  • 60% in Biology 060 or ANAT 1101 (Periodically available online through Bow Valley College. Please note that program entry requires as 60% ANAT 1101; however, 64% is the minimum mark for this course to qualify for program credit.)
  • a pass in Math 050
Other Requirements
  • current Standard First Aid/CPR Health Care Provider (delivered as part of program)
  • current immunization
  • acceptable criminal records check
Yukon First Nations Core Competency

Yukon College recognizes that a greater understanding and awareness of Yukon First Nations history, culture and journey towards self-determination will help to build positive relationships among all Yukon citizens. As a result, you will be required to achieve core competency in knowledge of Yukon First Nations.

For details, visit Yukon First Nations Core Competency.

Transferability

Graduates of this program may be accepted into Athabasca University’s Post LPN Bachelor of Nursing program, and may be granted transfer credit by other post-secondary institutions.

Career Opportunities
  • Graduates of the program are employed in long term care, hospital and community/home care.
  • Graduates have acquired the competencies required to provide high-quality care in all these settings.
Money Matters

Fees

Tuition for credit programs is calculated per course credit. See Money Matters for more information.

Some programs and courses have additional fees -  see Ancillary Fees.


Yukon College Student Financial Awards

Education is an investment in your future, your family and your community. Yukon College is pleased to support that investment by offering some of the most competitive tuition rates in the country, as well as several Student Financial Awards to help offset your educational and living costs.


Financial Assistance

There are government programs, scholarships, bursaries, awards and First Nation funding available to financially support you throughout your academic career.

See Money Matters for more information, or talk to our financial advising staff in the Student Services Centre. Email or call 867.668.8720 to make an appointment.