Bridging Programs for Health Care Aides

NorQuest College (Edmonton) and Bow Valley College (Calgary) provide programs for Health Care Aides to build on their education and become Licensed Practical Nurses. Full-time, part-time and distance education programs are available.

NorQuest College’s Bridging Program

Practical Nurse Admission Requirements for Health Care Aide applicants

For questions or to enroll, contact NorQuest College at 780-644-6300 or by email at

Bow Valley College’s Bridging Program

Bow Valley College gives Prior Learning (PLAR) Credits for three courses in the Practical Nursing Program for a Health Care Aide certificate. For questions or to enroll, contact Bow Valley College at (403) 410-1400 or by email at

Lethbridge College’s Health Care Aide Pathway

The Health Care Aide pathway is designed to recognize prior learning of individuals who have successfully completed a recognized Health Care Aide certificate program. , click on Admissions.