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Duration

3.5 years

Tuition

$20,400

  Edmonton

Dec 5-Jun 5

Plus 2 other start dates

Jan 2 - Jul 2 2026

Feb 6 - Aug 6 2026

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Hybrid

Credential

Degree

Year Founded

1970

Scholarships

yes

Athabasca University’s Post-LPN Bachelor of Nursing is designed to meet the specific education needs of current Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who are registered in Alberta.

The program builds on your current knowledge and practice skills, and prepares you for the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam. Your studies will include: medical surgical nursing, mental health care, nursing informatics, nursing research, primary health care, leadership, management and family and community health promotion. You will also have the opportunity to develop a clinical focus in the final Consolidated Professional Practice course.

All AU nursing courses are mapped to the most current entry-to-practice competencies as determined by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) and to the NCLEX-RN detailed test plan as determined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

The Post-LPN BN is accredited by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and approved by the Nursing Education Program Approval Board (NEPAB). It is also a solid foundation for future graduate study in many health disciplines.

AU offers a broad liberal university education and the flexibility to continue with your work and family commitments while you learn. All non-clinical courses are delivered via online education. You will also need to complete on-site practical components in order to complete the program.

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Student Reviews (9)

Athabasca University

Toxic Administration Staff

Anonymous

Calgary • November 27, 2022

Graduated From

Bachelor of Professional Arts, Major in Communication Studies

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

3 stars

Curriculum:

2 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

I have been dealing with this school for two years. The staff are extremly toxic and difficult and care very little about the student. The Financial Aid Department is probably the worse for toxic and poorly trained staff. It would almost seem they make...

I have been dealing with this school for two years. The staff are extremly toxic and difficult and care very little about the student. The Financial Aid Department is probably the worse for toxic and poorly trained staff. It would almost seem they make it up as they go along. They claim they follow policys and procedures but when you look up the policies and procedures there are none nor will they provide you with a copy of one to support their claims. Becky Jonasson is one in particular to watch out for. She is extremly rude, unproffesional, and poorly educated on how to fullfil her position with Athabasca University. And if you get on her bad side she will make false statements to the governing student loan body in attempts to both cause issues and delay funding. Becky Jonasson should be terminated from her position. All branches of government I have spoken to who she interacts with agree she is rude, dissmissive and doesn't seem to know what she is doing. How does the school employ such incompetent toxic people? Do they not offer training? This is probably the only reason I would say run from this school as fast as you can it's administrative staff and governance is a joke. Seriouse question who runs the circus known as Athabasca University and why on earth does the government fund them?????

Athabasca University

Don’t waste your time

Anonymous

Calgary • November 1, 2022

Graduated From

Masters of Business Administration

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

5 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

This university does not care about the students. They only care about the money rolling in. Their employees call students horrible names and put them down any chance they get. For people that have disabilities, they could care less. They don't talk ...

This university does not care about the students. They only care about the money rolling in. Their employees call students horrible names and put them down any chance they get. For people that have disabilities, they could care less. They don't talk to the student as a person, they will not help you if you are on student loans and they cancel everything on a student to make themselves look better.

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