Health Care Aide Program Requirements

Standard Admission - Government of Alberta Health Care Aide 2019 Provincial Curriculum Program

Academic Prerequisite

Grade 11 English OR equivalent; OR successful results on standardized tests such as the Accuplacer. ESL applicants may have to complete the DuoLingo assessment if their ESL grades need improvement.

Non-Academic Requirements

  • 1
    Acceptance letter from Nightingale Academy of Health Services Inc.
  • 2
    Health Status Questionnaire completed and submitted prior to applicant starting the program
  • 3
    Police Information Check including Vulnerable Sector Search prior to student commencing the Clinical Instruction component of the program*
  • 4
    A complete immunization record prior to commencing the Clinical Instruction component indicating that your immunizations are up-to-date and in line with required immunizations as detailed by Alberta Health and Wellness from the “Alberta Immunization Manual: Health Care Worker Vaccinations – Student Version *

*Applicants will provide a signed attestation acknowledging that they:

  • A
    Do not have a criminal record, nor do they have a Vulnerable Sector Record their Police Information Check (PIC} needs to be provided 6 weeks before the start of Clinical Instruction.
  • B
    Will provide proof of required immunizations as per point 4. above in the form of documentary evidence (such as an immunization card) 6 weeks prior to commencing the Clinical Component of the Program.
Failure to comply with A and B above in a manner acceptable to the program will result in dismissal from the program.

Information provided above is subject to change without notice. Please check with Student Services for up-to-date requirements.

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