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PROGRAM032 - Practical Nurse Program

Department School of Health & Human Services
To Apply, Contact: Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife
Registrar's Office
Toll Free: 1-866-291-4866
Phone: (867) 920-3030
Fax: (867) 873-0333
Delivery Method Classroom
Program Contact
Program Duration 2 years
Start Date Fall 2021
End Date June 2023
Credential Diploma
Delivery Location
Yellowknife North Slave Campus - Yellowknife

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to enter employment as beginning practitioners. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to write the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam (CPNRE). Upon successful completion of these examinations the student will be eligible to apply for licensure with the Government of the Northwest Territories.

Courses are offered in a combination of settings including classroom, laboratory, and clinical practice. The program covers concepts and skills related to health and nursing, basic microbiology, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, human growth and development, psychology, and nursing theory. In recognition that the North is culturally diverse, the constructs of traditional knowledge and health/healing practices are woven throughout the curriculum. Clinical practicums occur in a wide variety of settings throughout the Northwest Territories. Students may need to travel to meet program requirements.


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