If you are interested in applying to the Practical Nursing Diploma program, you must first complete required prerequisites. Please see the Practical Nursing Page for specific requirements. The Health Care Assistant Certificate offers all the core courses needed to apply for this program – see Practical Nursing math requirements for appropriate class. Students applying for the Practical Nursing Program will initially be placed into the Health Care Assistant Certificate program.
Students will initially be admitted into the Healthcare Assistant certificate of credit and must successfully complete the following courses with a cumulative average of 2.5 or higher in order to be considered for admission into the Practical Nursing program: ENGL 1010, MATH 1012, PSYC 1010, ALHS 1090, and ALHS 1011. Admission to this program is a competitive process. Please see the program website for complete details for admissions to the Practical Nursing Diploma Program.
In order to receive a certificate for the Health Care Assistant certificate, students must complete one of the Areas of Concentration.