Practical Nursing | Assiniboine Community College
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Practical Nursing

Duration/Start: 2 Years/ September and January

Credential: Diploma

Combine your caring personality with valuable skills gained through our Practical Nursing diploma to make a difference as an LPN in our health care system.

Rural Rotating Sites

Posted September 25, 2015: Assiniboine Community College is now accepting proposals from communities interested in hosting a rural rotating practical nursing site for the college. Proposals are due Friday, November 13, 2015. For full details, please read the additional info page of this program. 


More Recent News

Posted January 21, 2015:  ACC is now accepting applications for the Practical Nursing program for Brandon.  The college will begin to process and review applications on February 17, 2015, with the priority to fill September 2015 and then January 2016, however a wait list for qualified applicants will be held for future intakes.   Any applications received prior to 4:30 p.m. on February 17 will be date-stamped as being received February 17 and will be placed in a random draw. As each application is drawn it will be placed in numerical order. This will establish the order in which applications are processed.

All applicants must meet the Admission Requirements. Use the Program Application Checklist to ensure your application is complete.   Processing for applications will take four to six weeks.

Applications for Winnipeg remain closed at this time as we currently have a waitlist extending into 2017.

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 2 Years/ September and January

Credential Diploma

Credits 106.00

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students No

Study Options
On Campus



Why choose Practical Nursing?

The Practical Nursing program provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in the health care profession. Nursing is a challenging and rewarding career for caring and compassionate individuals. Becoming a nurse takes critical thinking, problem solving, effective interpersonal skills, flexibility and a strong background in mathematics and science. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family and physical and emotional health problems. Clinical nursing skills are taught in a laboratory setting and applied in acute and extended care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes.

The program is designed to prepare graduates with the competencies to practice within an interdisciplinary team and to deliver nursing care within the context of a wellness model. Graduates will be eligible to write examinations for licensure as practical nurses. Upon successful completion of licensure examinations, graduates are eligible for membership with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).

The caring model is the basis for delivery of this program. The development of critical thinking, problem solving and nursing skills are integral parts of the program. Courses are offered in physical and social sciences, interpersonal relationships, the fundamentals of a growing family, and the physical and emotional health problems that affect both adults and children. Courses in assessment skills, psychogeriatrics, gerontology and community nursing are designed to meet the changing needs of the population.

Clinical nursing skills are taught in the laboratory setting and applied in acute and long-term care health facilities, personal care homes, various community agencies and private homes. The sites for these experiences are in Brandon, Winnipeg and selected rural facilities. The program is offered in September and January in both Brandon and Winnipeg.

ACC provides rotating sites in rural areas of Manitoba. Practical Nursing programs are currently being offered in Dauphin (started September 2013), Portage la Prairie (started September 2014), and Pine Falls (started January 2015).  Another program is scheduled to begin in Dauphin (September 2015 start).  For more information click here.

ACC now accepting admission for Brandon Practical Nursing Program

Effective immediately, Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is accepting applications for its two-year Practical Nursing program offered in Brandon. The next two program start dates are September 2015 and January 2016.