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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Transition Program


1 Year or less

Spring Term Admission Only

The Program

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Transition Program is an accelerated pathway designed for a current Licensed Practical Nurse wishing to become a Registered Nurse. Completion of the program will prepare the LPN to meet the admission requirements to enter Year 3 of the 4 year BScN program after which the student will eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) required to practice as a Registered Nurse in Alberta.

Program Content

INDS 205 Indigenous Peoples in Canada (3 credit) - Term 1

NURS 304 Statistics and Knowledge Management (3 credit) - Term 2

NURS 301 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice (3 credit) - Term 3

NURS 305 Nursing Transition (3 credit) - Term 3

Program Outcomes

  • Recognize the Registered Nurse's role in the continued practice of safe, ethical, competent and compassionate care.
  • Analyze health research and information and its use in evidence-based practice.
  • Apply skills and knowledge within the Registered Nurse scope of practice.
  • Describe Indigenous perspectives and the historical and present-day impacts colonialism has on the health of Indigenous people.
  • Employ effective professional communication skills appropriate for situation and context.
  • Recognize personal and professional development needs and engage in continuous learning to enhance competence.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills within the role of a Registered Nurse.
University Transfer Program

Transfer into the Year 3 of the University Transfer (UT): Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program which is a collaborative program with the University of Alberta delivered at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

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