Practical Nursing Colleges in Alberta

Educational institutions (colleges) that deliver practical nurse education in Alberta, Canada, must have their program approved for delivery by the Education Standards Advisory Committee (ESAC), a committee of the CLPNA. The following colleges deliver approved education:

Northern Alberta

Keyano College
Fort McMurray

Northern Lakes College
Grande Prairie, Grouard, Athabasca, Slave Lake, Peace River, Ft.Vermillion

Portage College
Lac La Biche


Norquest College
Edmonton, Wetaskiwin, Camrose

Central Alberta

Prairie College of Applied Arts and Technology
Three Hills

Red Deer College
Red Deer


Bow Valley College
Calgary, Three Hills, Airdrie, Okotoks

Columbia College

Southern Alberta

Lethbridge College

Medicine Hat College

Continuing Education Opportunities

Continuing education is very popular among the profession and is a registration requirement under the CLPNA’s Continuing Competency Program (CCP). LPNs may complete additional education for roles in the operating room, immunization, advanced foot care, dialysis, orthopedics, mental health, occupational health and safety, oncology, corrections and much more. In addition, some LPNs pursue various Bachelor and Master Degree programs.

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