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 online).
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
GPRC offers the Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program. Students obtain a four-year Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BScN) with all courses being completed at GPRC.
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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The Department of Nursing Education and Health Studies has implemented a situational judgement test (CASPer) for all applicants to the BScN program. The earlier your CASPer scores are submitted, the earlier the university can make an admissions decision on your application.
Health Care Aide Certificate
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.
This certificate program is offered through face-to-face instruction in GPRC's wing of the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.
Possible Careers Include: Continuing care, home care, acute care hospitals, private family care, personal care, and group-home settings.
Practical Nurse Diploma
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 limitations.
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 more information, please fill out and submit the form 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.
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