Assiniboine Community College Nursing

Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Ngefechukwu Maduka

The college nursing program is a good fit if you are an adventurous, self-directed learner who enjoys change and variety. No two days in the program are alike. The program is geared toward mentorship and partnership between students, faculty and clinical clerkships.

As a nurse you will use your knowledge, skills and ability to provide the client with safe nursing care and effective nursing interventions. A nurse demonstrates an attitude of caring through actions, professional communication and working in partnership with clients.

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Practical Nursing

Make a difference in the lives of others with a rewarding career in health care. Your background in math and science, and your ability to problem solve and think critically, prepares you for a career in this high-demand industry.

Be a part of the interdisciplinary team that encompasses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities. Demonstrated flexibility is also essential to this profession. You will use critical thinking and best practices throughout this two-year program.

Practice your hands-on practical skills taught in modern lab settings and also applied in acute and extended-care health facilities, personal care homes, community agencies and private homes during your clinical placement.

You can make a difference in the health care profession as a licensed practical nurse. You will be a valued member of the interdisciplinary team as you use your full scope of practice to experience opportunities in various health care settings.

Be a lifelong learner as you grow in your chosen profession. Continue to learn within your competency as a licensed practical nurse. With a background in practical nursing, opportunities exist to develop special areas of practice, certification and credentials. Ask about options and potential credit transfers with our many partner institutions.

assiniboine community college admissions

  • A complete Manitoba Grade 12 or equivalent
  • English 40G/40S or equivalent, with a minimum mark of 60%*
  • Pre-calculus, Applied or Consumer/Essential Mathematics 40S or equivalent with a minimum mark of 60%
  • Biology 40S or equivalent with a minimum mark of 60%.
  • 15-hour Math for Nurses course (MATH-0014) with a minimum mark of 95%. (Go to our Continuing Studies page and scroll to “Math courses” for availability & pricing)
  • Proof of current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Health Care Provider level (CPR-HCP)
  • Current criminal record check
  • Current child abuse registry check
  • Current adult abuse registry check

All applicants are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirements as noted in 

All applicants must meet admission requirements. If you don’t meet these admission requirements, your application will not be considered. Use the Program Application Checklist  to help you collate your documents to ensure your application is complete prior to applying online

This is a competitive entry program. Early application is strongly recommended. View the competitive entry requirements for this program.

Prospective and enrolled students are required to review regulatory requirements of the practical nursing profession in Manitoba, including the requirements for application to the CLPNM registers. CLPNM has requirements for SPN progression and graduation. Please see for more information. Once graduates have passed the licensure exam, they are eligible for membership with the CLPNM.

Applicants who are accepted into the program will also be required to:

  • Provide proof of up-to-date immunization prior to practicum placement
  • Apply for Student Practical Nurse (SPN) registration directly with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM)

* The Practical Nursing program does not permit English language waivers.

Criminal Record Check/Abuse Registry Checks

Many agencies where students are placed for practicum experience require students to disclose convictions for any offences. In some instances, applicants with a criminal record or listed on the Child Abuse and/or Adult Abuse Registry may not be admitted to the program. If you fall into one of these categories, please contact the School of Nursing prior to applying.

Brandon, Winnipeg, and Portage la Prairie open October 1, 2021, and will close March 31, 2022. Applicants are required to meet the new admission requirements, including the competitive entry requirement.

Dauphin no intake; application dates for 2023-24 will be posted at a later date.

The next rural rotating site will be offered in January 2023. Information will be posted when the location is confirmed.

All items are required at the time of application. The online application guides you through the items. Use the Program Application Checklist to help you collate your documents to ensure your application is complete prior to applying online. 

This is a competitive entry program – applicants are selected after the application closing date (March 31, 2022), so the order in which applications are received has no bearing on acceptance. 

Once you have applied, ensure you read and act upon any correspondence from Admissions.


Career Opportunities

Many employment opportunities exist for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs). Graduate LPNs will obtain employment in hospitals, personal care homes, medical clinics, private agencies and the community. As well, with some advanced preparation, entrepreneurial LPNs are establishing their own businesses.

Once Practical Nursing graduates have passed the licensure exam, they are eligible for membership with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM).

  • CLPNM Code of Ethics
  • CLPNM Scope of Practice
  • CLPNM Suitability Checks

Licensed Practical Nurses have postgraduate educational opportunities in the following: Dialysis, Operating Room, Oncology, Palliative Care, Foot Care, and Management and leadership.


This program is approved by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba (CLPNM). Students entering and/ or enrolled in the Practical Nursing program are eligible for registration for CLPNM as a student practical nurse (SPN).

Licensed Practical Nurses have postgraduate educational opportunities in the following: dialysis, operating room, oncology, palliative care, foot care, management, ICU and northern nursing.

Our connections with post-secondary institutions include the 2 + 2 program. Start at Assiniboine and get a two-year college diploma. Then, further your education at a partnering institution and receive credit towards related degrees/diplomas.

Assiniboine has a number of partnerships with other colleges, universities, and professional organizations that allow students to transfer credit earned at Assiniboine to other colleges, universities, and professional organizations. Visit the Articulation Agreements page for the most up-to-date information on agreements.