The Department of Nursing Education and Health Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
Program in collaboration with our partner institution, and the Unit Clerk Program (on-campus and
Graduates work in a variety of health care settings both locally and nationally. All programs include
practical components where students are able to apply theory to practice.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Our institution offers the Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Students obtain a four-year
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BScN) with all courses being completed on our campus.
In this program, the art and science of nursing is developed through a variety of methods. You will gain
practical experiences in nursing laboratories, acute care, and community agencies in the region.
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Health Care Aide Certificate
This program is now available on both Fairview and Grande Prairie Campus for Fall 2022.
Health Care Aides are in extremely high demand and play an integral role within the health care system. This
certificate program follows the Government of Alberta Health Care Aide Provincial Curriculum, preparing
graduates for immediate entry into the workforce. There are a variety of settings in which Health Care Aides
are needed, allowing for numerous opportunities to work in an environment of choice.
Possible Careers Include: Continuing care, home care, acute care hospitals, private
family care, personal care, and group-home settings.
Practical Nurse Diploma
This program starts in the WINTER SEMESTER. For specific deadlines please refer to the 2022-23 Program Dates.
The Practical Nurse Diploma is a two-year program that prepares students to be a Licensed Practical Nurse
upon graduation. Practical Nurse graduates will obtain the necessary skills and qualifications to
provide basic health services and support for patients with severe medical conditions or functional
Possible Careers Include: Acute care hospitals, continuing care centres,
community health settings, and primary care settings.
Unit Clerk Certificate
This program is currently under review, and will not be accepting
students for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you would like to request more information, please use the link on this page.
Unit Clerks play a vital role in hospitals and clinics by managing the flow of information. Students will
gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for a future in the health care field through
practical courses such as medical terminology, office procedures, and pharmacology.
This certificate program is offered through face-to-face instruction as well as through distance
education to students across Alberta.