nursing schools edmonton

nursing schools edmonton

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta

The College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta is the only licensing body in Canada that has responsibility for regulating the practice of LPNs. They promote excellence in nursing and high standards of quality care by LPNs. Not sure what this means? Here’s a list of some schools offering nursing programs throughout Edmonton:

  • Athabasca University
  • Bow Valley College
  • College of Alberta Psychologists
  • MacEwan University
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • The University of Alberta

Athabasca University

Athabasca University

Athabasca University is a public university that has been offering distance learning since 1970. The university offers more than 800 courses and 100 degree, diploma and certificate programs to over 40,000 students in Canada and internationally. Students can choose from a wide range of subject areas including psychology, business administration, IT, health care and human services, as well as nursing degrees.

The Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program at Athabasca University is offered in partnership with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). This direct-entry program is available to students who have completed high school with satisfactory grades in English Language Arts 30-1 or Biology 30, Chemistry 30 or Physics 30.

Bow Valley College

Bow Valley College is a public community college in Alberta, Canada. The main campus is located in downtown Calgary with additional campuses in Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, High River, and Okotoks.

As one of Alberta’s largest colleges with over 13,000 full-time students and 60,000 continuing education registrations each year (as at the 2007/08 academic year), the college offers certificate and diploma programs as well as apprenticeship training. It also operates university transfer programs in partnership with various universities including the University of Lethbridge and Mount Royal University. Bow Valley College was established on May 26th of 1965 as a community college for residents of Calgary’s downtown core. In 1970s it began offering vocational programs outside its downtown location to serve other areas of Calgary and began expanding into other communities around Calgary such as Airdrie, Banff and Cochrane. By 1996 it opened satellite campuses throughout rural Alberta to serve those areas more completely. The school continued expanding through the 1990s through partnerships with institutions such as the University of Lethbridge[3] (which now has its own faculty on campus) to offer degree programs directly through Bow Valley College.[4]

College of Alberta Psychologists

If you want to become a registered psychologist in Alberta, you must complete an approved program at an accredited university. The College of Alberta Psychologists maintains and provides a list of approved programs.

These programs may be three or four years in length, depending on the institution that they are offered at. Approval by the CAP is for a period of time and programs must be re-approved.

The CAP accredits psychology programs separately from the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

MacEwan University

MacEwan University is one of the best nursing schools in Edmonton. MacEwan has an excellent reputation as both a school and for its nursing program. It’s recognized for having dedicated, experienced staff who care about their students and have a broad, up-to-date knowledge of the field. The curriculum is constantly being revised to reflect modern nursing research and practices, so that all students are getting the best education possible. The program has also been accredited by an outside body, which is further proof that it’s high quality.

The size of MacEwan’s student body (approximately 20,000) means there are plenty of people you can meet and learn from, but it also avoids being too large and anonymous (like some other universities). MacEwan could be ideal if you’re interested in small classes with lots of individualized attention from your teachers. You’ll want to apply quickly though—because it’s such a popular school, spots fill up fast!

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

  • NAIT offers more than 120 credit programs leading to certificates, diplomas, applied degrees and baccalaureate degrees.
  • The university houses the Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC), which is a business incubator that provides support and resources to new businesses in Alberta.
  • Students at NAIT are represented by the Students’ Association of NAIT (SAN).

The University of Alberta

The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president. Its enabling legislation is the Post-secondary Learning Act. The university comprises four campuses in Edmonton, the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and a staff centre in downtown Calgary. The original north campus consists of 150 buildings covering 50 city blocks on the south rim of the North Saskatchewan River valley, directly across from downtown Edmonton. 39,000 students from Canada and 150 other countries participate in 400 programs in 18 faculties.

The University of Alberta is a major economic driver in Alberta. The university’s impact on the Alberta economy is an estimated $12.3 billion annually, or five per cent of the province’s gross domestic product (GDP). With more than 15,000 employees, the university is Alberta’s fourth-largest employer. According to the 2014 QS World University Rankings by Subject Area, the University of Alberta is considered one of top universities for education worldwide as well as among top universities for engineering globally

The King’s University

In order to gain entry into The King’s University, you must demonstrate:

  • A UK degree or equivalent
  • An IELTS level of 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
  • A relevant HND, foundation degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant professional experience

Alternatively, we recognize that there may be other factors which demonstrate your ability and suitability for the course. Where this is demonstrated through interview performance, English language and relevant professional experience/qualifications we will consider your application for admission onto the course.


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